So many choices for these fish! And the best part is, you can work out your ideas on them because they are all ment to be different and unique!! Love the eyelashes!!!
I used an old button and also did eyelashes, with embroidery stitches first. I am going to do all different buttons, not sure about backgrounds, I don`t have enough of the fabric I used for the first one, but have a lot of batiks with colored dots, so thinking I will use that.
Thanks for the quick answers! Both of your fishies look just darling with their eyes!
Well, Colleen, you gave me the idea with the buttons! So Thank you!
EBGQ I love that orange fabric that you used on your fish. Great job.
Haven't quite decided what you're going to do with your Fishy blocks? How 'bout a baby quilt...or two.
You know, Paus, I thought they would make darling baby quilts...and then I remembered I used buttons for eyes...guess I could always change those out for embroidered eyes...
...any new fishies swimming around out there??
Sister Sue was just asking about if there were any more fish posted. Can't wait for the next fish to come. Good thing this is a short month, less time to wait.
Got me two fishies waiting to be caught, kinda. It looks as if everyone chose to use a blanket stitch for the fishies so who am I to go against the 'school', that will settle that. hehehe. I'm stuck on what to use for color of thread. I note several went with just one color for all the pieces. Sounds good but I'm one of those kids that always outlined my coloring pages with an appropriately matching but darker color soooooooo......I can't make up my mind whether to go with one color, several colors, do the inner pieces with matching colors and do the outline of the fishies with a matching background color. (Fishy #1 being the problem, mostly.) *sigh*
I know, it's my quilt and I can do whatever I want. lollll
Pictures to follow shortly.
paus, I did different colors on mine, semi matching threads to my fabric. I liked how it came out, but next time will watch how much steam a seam I put on pieces that are covered up a lot. It was tough on my fingers stitching in some places. Just a heads up! lol
Well, I bit the bullet so to say and began my journey to the deep blue sea.
Fishy block #1 may seem like an odd color to such an interesting school but I said I'd try making this quilt for my kids. I thought I'd include a reminder of the fish that were caught on our fishing trip a year ago. One of them was without a doubt an ugly fish....mine isn't. It's just dark.
Fishy #2, well. it just is. Aqua and purple go together, don't they? I thought the paisley would go good with the purple.
Yours most certainly is not ugly - he's beautiful. I would have never thought brown, but why not? It looks great. So glad you decided to join us.
Thanx, Katie. No, my fishy doesn't compare with the creature DDIL caught. It was ugly. And I've been to enough aquariums to be able to say that. Not only was he ugly he was poisonous if you touched his spines. Nasty little critter. I just hope this guy will be a nice reminder.
Yea Paus,, Welcome to the deep blue sea, which isn't always blue. Knew you weren't goning to sit out the whole year. Loving your two fish.
paus...Great to see you joined us! Your fishies are wonderful! I particularly love the paisley print...great shape to use on the fins and tail...
Paus- I love your fish. Great that you joined the group. Now we can see more fish per month. LOL Sue
ttt- Any more fish in the ocean?? Sue
They want to come out, but I have not made fabric commitment to any of them yet..... I have found some that I think will be fantastic for the fish.... soon, it will happen soon!!!!!! I can feel it!
L.L.: I think this BOM will welcome any and alllll fabrics. It appears those fabrics you're wondering what you bought them for would be very happy here. I've got some dandies waiting. Mix and match is gonna be perfectly happy here, doesn't need to be spot on.This message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
Just 3 more days until the next block comes out. Sue gave me some scraps from her Laurel Burch bag and I can't wait to see how I can use them. Should make for some mighty colorful fish.
to the top so we don't forget to download the pattern on Friday.
Last day for the Feb. fishes. Hope to see more. Sue
These fish are so cute! Thanks for posting the link to the free BOMS - I was able to download block 1 for Whoo Knows? very cute!
now when will I have time to make them????
These are so cute! I hadn't planned on doing the fish, but have saved the blocks "just in case"!
I was cleaning up one of my craft areas yesterday, ...ick,I know, and found a book with a method that I'm going to try to incorporate into these little fishies. We'll see if I can; if so, it'll be interesting. Amazing what you can find when you clean but such a chore. *sigh*
Anddddddd, as Professor Henry Higgins' future DFIL said, "...just a few more hours". Really am excited about this.
Who's on the east coast that's in this BOM? So we on the western side can see it all the sooner. Someone will be staying up to watch for it, won't you????
Every time I try to open the block of the month I get a message that a problem with the webpage has caused Internet Explorer to close and reopen the tab, whatever that means.
I can open them on my Ipad with no problem, but I can't save, or print from my Ipad. I've traced some things from my Ipad screen before, but you have to be extremely careful because when you touch the screen it enlarges everything.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Bunnybcb,
Paus- will you be using this method on the fish for March??? I will be watching and waiting. Sue
I have February printed out, but other commitments this month, meant no fun stuff of my own. I will get tomorrows pattern, then hopefully get some time to work on them next month!
I love them all, it is so neat how the different fabrics make them all look like different fish.
Bunny: Wish I'd seen your post earlier. Try this.
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