Saturday, February 7, 2009

One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish

A new quilt is loaded on Taloulabelle's long arm. I keep thinking of Dr. Seuss ... One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue fish ... Pieced Fish Quilted Fish!

The pattern is employing a technqiue of cutting strip sets into triangles and pairing with the background to form FISH!!! The finished blocks are set on point with sashing strips.

Mary chose a wonderful assortment of colorful prints to form the fish and set them with a sea blue background. Her border and backing is a fun pattern with fish and sharks. How perfectly perfect!

I decided my quilting design needed to make the fish appear to be swimming under water. It's a swirl pattern that mimics ocean waves. I selected a light blue thread to blend with the blue background yet provide a subtle contrast.

I charge 1 1/2 cents per square inch to stitch this design on your quilt!

Mary is a dear friend and a faithful customer. She has pieced quilts for all of her grandchildren. Now that they each have been blessed with a quilt, she's sharing her gifts and talents with friends. The fish quilt belongs to a little boy that dines at the same restaurant as Mary and her husband Del.

I'm sure this little boy is going to be enchanted with the quilt!

Until next time ... make every day an adventure in fabric and thread!

1 comment:

Amy said...

I love the colors of this quilt, especially for a little boy! Jenni, the long arming absolutely makes me think of water! What a perfect design for this quilt!