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Jun 10, 2013


It's that time again....Design Wall Monday. Wow have I been busy attempting to finish that last barn block. I couldn't believe how hard it was but I decided to extend that row with another windmill. With all that blank space, it will be fun to see how I quilt that area.
While I was finishing the windmill block, my cousin came by and was showing off the fish he'd  caught from his tank (small pond).  Of course my mind immediately went into motion thinking about fish and fishing and how to make a quilt from that theme.
So I came up with 9 fish then started pulling fabrics from my stash. Boy, was that fun and very messy.
I decided to share with all my blogging friends. I know that some of you have hubbies/boyfriends/favorite guys who practically live on the lake so this would be a great lap quilt for them.

The great thing about this Block of the Week (BOW) is that you can choose fabrics that appeal to you and your significant other. It could be done in your guy's old shirts, even. I used bits and pieces from several fabrics in my stash.
I also used my favorite adhesive (Steam-a-Seam) but you
 could do applique. There's no rush. You can save each design until you are ready. Each design will appear for the next 9 Mondays.
On the border, I'm planning a special rod & reel affect to tie it all together. So by mid August you could have a quilt top.

Here's my first block and don't worry that off white background fabric is not what this fish will finally rest upon. I just used whatever was available at the moment.
I hope that you will join me on this little BOW (Block of the Week) journey.
The design is free from me.  You can use all the parts or combine the fins or body. In other words, use as many or as few fabrics as you'd like.
This fish fits on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet but you can enlarge or shrink to your liking. You should be able to right click on the design, copy then paste onto your clipboard.
Hope that made sense. If you have trouble just leave a comment and I'll attempt to help.
Here's a glimpse of what to expect minus the borders and rod/reel.......


Doniene said...

You never cease to amaze me!! So very talented and just lovely fun quilts!!


krislovesfabric said...

Love that extra windmill! And the fish...you make me want to run out and buy lots of batiks!

Judy D in WA said...

The barns are fabulous!!! The windmill is a perfect addition.
The fish are going to make a wonderful quilt.

lefuntz said...

Hubby and I both enjoy fishing. That is a quilt I'm sure he'd like. Thank You!

Barb said...

You are soooooooooooooooo amazing...I love love your barn quilt...I have so wanted to make one.

Margie said...

Ohhh to have the talent that you have!! I can only dream!!! Thank You for talented people like you who are willing to share their creations with people like us who were not blessed with that kind of talent and need a pattern! THANK YOU!

Laura said...

I love your fish!

Gill said...

Your barn quilt is looking fabulous - I love the windmills!
My son would love a fish quilt!!

Quilting Nonnie said...

Those barns are terrific. It's going to be a beautiful quilt. I'll enjoy watching your fish quilt grow, the first fish is awesome.

Patty said...

Thank you so much for the fish. I am SO glad I found you(don't remember how) for all the wonderful projects you share.

Anonymous said...

I love the barns and now you are already starting on the fish. Wow you must stay very busy!!
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Molly Mandeville Fryer said...

Barn quilt is fantastic!! What a talent you are!


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