Monday, April 21, 2008

String Fish Aquarium

I attended a strip/string workshop on Saturday and was amazed at all the different designs. I had seen a fish quilt made with strings here and wanted to do something similar. So I drew the block on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper and figured out my measurements. I like having each row offset and the fish going in a different direction.




Here is what I drew to make these blocks. The foundation pieced fish body was trimmed to 6.5 and then I used 5.5" squares cut in half for the triangles. The striped fabric tail could be paper pieced, but I just cut the pieces to fit and sewed them. I added a 2"x9" spacer to each tail section.

9 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

That is so cute! Great job Ruthie.

Kathy Wagner said...

What a fun idea! And a really cute quilt!

Laura said...

What a great idea! I love working with strips but have only done squares and triangles. I love how you did the fish! How fun.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

wow! you are super fast!!! It wasnt' that long ago we saw this shared among the HS group.

I love your fish quilt and those boarder fabrics are perfect!!! Really looks like they are in the water ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Rhonda said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!! I'm putting this on my list of quilts to do.

Amanda said...

What a lovely little quilt. I'm certainly going to have a go at something like this.

Quilting Journey said...

Love this! I've added a link to your site on my list of over 2,500 free quilt patterns links and to my list of string quilting ideas! Just way too cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just saw this and love how yours turned out! Great colors.

-Erin aka wonderbreadpowers (from the Flickr photo)

Mary said...

Thanks for reminding me of this one -- I've added it to the link list I'm creating for HeartStrings.