Late last year, I made a fish themed quilt before Christmas for a coworker’s daughter who is expecting a baby in February. They were going with an aquatic theme for the nursery and I thought this would fit right in:
While surfing for ideas for this quilt, I ran across a pattern by Cloud 9 Fabrics for the cutest little fish shaped bags . When I finished making the quilt couldn’t resist making a couple bags using this pattern. As they’d go with both the nursery theme and the quilt I was gifting this I figured why not! I printed off the pattern pieces and in typical fashion started making the first one without reading the instructions. Instructions are for wimps as my husband says:
I liked how it turned out. The tail actually has a layer of batting in it and a wee bit of quilting on it. A few things about the construction didn’t go as smoothly as it could have.
It was fun going through the huge button box I have to find just the right set of buttons for the eyes – each fish shaped bag has two buttons, one on each of the front and back.
The quilt and the fish shaped bags were very well received by both my coworker and the mom-to-be!
I can definitely see making more of these should the right occasion arise.