One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish...
36 x 52
Ready for giving or gifting.
Last year I was on a mission to sew up my crumbs each month in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. One of the blocks I made was this fish block. To make this block I sewed crumbs into a strip 4 inches wide. Then I cut a 4 inch square and a 1.5 x 4 inch tail. Sometimes I just cut the tail from a 1.5 inch scrap and didn't use crumb fabric for it. I added 1.5 inch squares of solid or tone on tone flippy corners to the 4 inch square and tail. I then added 1.5 inch strips of blue "water" scraps all around.
See the Catfish?
See the Porcupinefish and Angelfish?
Within that four inch square you can tell how small some of the crumbs were.
I arranged them with the lightest blue "water" on top and...
...the darkest blue "water" on the bottom.
It just so happened that I had partial spools of different colors of blue and variegated blue machine quilting thread as well as partial bobbins of the same so I tried to use lightest threads on top and darkest on bottom and the rest in between. I quilted in waves and bubbles on my DSM.
I had enough of this solid blue for backing and binding. I was nervous about using it because I am thinking I had it set aside to use with a UFO but I'll cross that UFO bridge when I get to it.