I finished this quilt the end of January 213. But for some reason, I never got pictures of the final quilt. [hmm, procrastination followed by a broken camera.]
This quilt pattern is called 'kissy fish' by Freshly Pieced out of 3 charm packs of 'Bliss' by Bonnie and Camille. I re-worked the pattern to make it charm pack friendly.
It looks like I finished piecing the 'fishies' around February 26, 2012 and couldn't decide on a layout. I remember it taking multiple tries to use all of the squares I had.
Every time I tried to work on it, it just screamed 'PINK'. Which is a perfectly good color - and I do like it at times - but not in this quilt. My sister recommended a aqua boarder to bring out the aqua fishies.
It still looked really busy to me, so I started matching up 'like' fishies and I liked it again. On went the aqua boarder (Kona cotton aqua) at the end of March and I snapped a few pictures on the fence.
Why yes, there is a boarder missing. I ran out of fabric. Evidently I used that excuse for a very long while. The next pictures I have are of the quilting in January 2013.
I sewed along each side of the fishy squares and then did a wavy stitch in the boarders.
I though it looked a little like water. As a bonus it was pretty easy to do. Here's a snapshot of the back.
Just in case I ever want to do it again, here's the snapshot from my sewing machine. Stitch 9, width 5.0, length 2.5
Here it is - finished and finally photographed. This quilt took way too long to finish. Can you tell I'm no longer in love with it? :) I thought I'd really like the fabric - but the red and pink are just too overwhelming for me. I do love the aqua prints. The green is one of my favorite shades. Adore the polk-a-dots. But it just didn't turn out like I was envisioning. I think some projects are just that way. Someday it will find it's way to someone who loves it.
Pattern: Kissy Fish
Fabric: Bliss by Bonnie and Camille, Kona cotton aqua
Finished pieced ~March 2012, quilted January 2013.
Here's a picture of the quilt out of 'Good Fortune' fabric by Kate Spain done by my sister that she finished piecing over Christmas 2012. I love her version. :)