Something fishy!

In less than a week I made this fish bowl mini quilt- it’s 26″ square and uses the reverse applique/portholes/ faced edges technique of applique.



Here’s the back… it’s improv with a piece of Munki Munki Heather Ross as the starting point.


Some of these fabrics were from my stash, others were from other people who knew I was making this quilt and some were from Spoonflower a while ago. Tropical and generic fish were used on occasion as goldfish are so hard to find!

Size – 26″ x 26″
Number of blocks – 9
Time to piece – 3 hours tops.
Time to quilt – 1 hour including machine binding time
Fabric – All sorts!
Backing Fabric – All sorts again, all from stash though.
Binding Fabric – Black Klona by machine. Back is a bit messy so I need more practice.
Threads – White Aurifil for piecing and quilting. Black Coats moon for binding.
Batting – 80/20 Soft and Elegant scraps, fused together with batting tape.
Quilting- A wavy stitch- one that’s already a program on my machine which made it nice and easy- first time trying this too!

Also before I forget, I got my results back from the Quilt and Stitch Village.Last year I had two comments but only one this year. It’s a bit insipid (“Great use of colours and fabric”) but I’ll take it- and yey for no “satisfactory”s. Next year I WILL get an excellent tick for something, it’s my goal!


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