Monday, April 7, 2014

Fishy Mini Quilt

I made this little quilt about a month ago, but forgot to blog about it in the secret-ness of it, and then the craziness that was March (mostly my daughter's birthday, then my husband's grandpa died, and a two weeks later his grandma on the other side passed).  Anyway, I joined an awesome Birthday Swap with some other bloggers, and this little quilt was made for Julie's birthday back in February.


The pattern is from More Quilts from the Quilt Maker's Gift--although if you make it, know there is a mistake and the Fish unit 2 reversed is not reversed and you have to use the back of that pattern to get the right piece!  


Julie mentioned not really liking batiks, but I couldn't get the purple-blue fabric I had out of my head--it just seemed so perfect for the watery areas!  Thankfully she liked the sneak peak pictures I posted on instagram (I'm @quiltsnfeathers).  I've wanted to make this quilt block for a while, and thought it'd be perfect for someone that enjoyed a lot of outdoorsy stuff. 


I quilted it using Aurifil 50wt in #5005 (blue), #2130 (orange), and #1135 (yellow).

Terrible picture, but you can really see the quilting on the fishies here.
 I sent it with some other little goodies and I am so happy to say that Julie loved this, batiks and all!  You can read about it and her other awesome birthday gifts here!

Label from TagsToGo on etsy.

14 comments:

  1. I love how you can see the fish in the block and how it combines together to looks like a fancy star or snowflake. Beauitful work!

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  2. What a gorgeous gift- the quilting is wonderful. I'm so sorry for all your family's losses :-(

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  3. Love it, love it, love it!!! Those fishes are way to cute! ;-)
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  4. The fish scale quilting was a very nice touch. Love the batik background print too! It is very water-like.

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  5. The quilting!! The colors! you finessed it! xx on your family's losses.

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  6. I'm so sorry you had such a tough March Renee. It is a beautiful mini - I especially love the quilting on the fish, just perfect!

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  7. That batik is fantastic for representing water and the quilting is beautiful. It's a great mini all around.

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  8. Fabulous Renee!
    I love your quilt label!

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  9. That's pretty great! I love the stripes on their fins - perfect!

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  10. Geez, your free-motion quilting skills are impressive. I am about to have a go at a scrap baby quilt. There's no pressure and I am still nervous at the prospect of FMQ.

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