Thursday, March 1, 2012

Go Fish!

My little undersea creatures quilt top is finished!!  Yay!  I had a really hard time with this one.  The little swirly fabric was very stretchy which I did not realize until I started tearing it into strips.  Yes, that's right.  I tear my fabric.  I get perfectly even strips every time and it's always on the straight grain.  The one drawback is that you also get lots of strings if you use cheapo fabric.  And this was cheapo fabric.  But I liked the colors and the pattern, so I gave it a shot.

And here is a close up.

The swirly kind of looks like water with lots of seaweed don't ya think?  In hindsight, I probably should have done blue around my squares to really give it that "in the water" look.  If I ever repeat this one, I may try it.

So now it's off to the fabric store to see what color binding will look best.  I'll probably do just a blue backing.  I wanted to do mitered corners for my border but I didn't have enough fabric. :(  Maybe next time.  I'm not really that good with miters, but I found a really neat video on YouTube with very clear instructions, and it looks super easy.  You can find it here if you are interested.  Be sure and check out lessons 2, 3 and 4 too on the right side of the page.

Incidentally, in lieu of using the freezer paper, try the EZ fold pen.  I got mine from The Guild here in Pooler and it's made by Clotilde.  You can also find it here.   She has a video of how to use it on her website.  Perfect folds every time.

The recipients of this lap quilt have a huge fish tank and they love scuba diving.  I wanted it to be something they could both enjoy.

Happy fishing!



  1. this is a very pretty quilt! i love square in a square layouts!

    1. Thanks Randi! I can't wait to try your apple core design.