A friend of ours is having a third baby and for each of her first two babies we made her a quilt that was “sea” themed. This time around we couldn’t find any suitable materials and were at a loss what to make until I saw a quilt on another blog called one-fish-two-fish-red-fish-blue-fish That was it! I’d make fish blocks! That would be sea themed!
I did some web surfing and found the instructions for the blocks I made on the Objects of Design blog here . I made 54 blocks using a variety of batiks and “batik like” fabrics. I then played around with some sashing ideas as I did not want the fish touching each other. I ended up using 1.5″ sashing finishing at 1″. The outside borders were 3.5″. Any wider and I’d not have been able to use WOF for backing.
Here is my finished quilt:
I used a gorgeous blue fabric for that back that reminds me of water!
The quilting was done on my sewing machine using a serpentine stitch which I think nicely mimics the look of waves.
Oh and the fish swimming the wrong way is intentional. There is always someone swimming against the stream!