Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WIPs With Friends

I can't say I have much new that I am working on as I was on vacation all week last week.  
We got home on Saturday and I did some sewing on Sunday though. 
 I am working my way through the Ocean Waves quilt but have to stop to work on a baby quilt. 
 Here is my latest OW block.


 The pattern I am using for the baby quilt is called Folksy Fish, by No Hats  
I love Sarah's pattern but this fish was VERY time consuming!  
The paper piecing was what paper piecing is and even though it takes time it is not really difficult.  The curved piecing on top of the paper piecing though was KILLER! 
 I don't have a lot of curved piecing experience so hopefully it gets easier!  
I love how this fish turned out though.  
The 8 x 10 block took me just over 5 hours to complete.


My plan is to make more of the fish in various shades of blues and greens.  
I plan to use lots of low volume prints to make the "water".  
I will be making some pieced water blocks and have a little more negative space in the quilt.  
  If I find out the baby's name (ahem, hint, hint) 
I have an adorable paper pieced alphabet that I could put his name on the quilt.  
I think I would really love that.  
I'm not sure how many fish I will end up making.  
There are 8 different fish with each one facing left and right (so 16 total).  
I'm a sucker so will most likely end up making them all and then adding the water and name.  

I am linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts too.

Your turn.  What are you working on?  Take a minute and link up using the blue Inlinkz button.  If you blog about the link up please link back to this post.

~XOP~



4 comments:

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

So cute - this will be a lovely baby quilt. Good luck with all the paper piecing and curves.

Jacqueline said...

Your fish is amazing and the fussy cut eye is perfect. Way too much work for this quilter. But I look forward to seeing more of yours.

Melanie said...

Hey, one blocks is way better than no sewing :) I have not made much (or any?) progress on my OW quilt, but I did at least finish my first set of improv bee blocks.

I love your fish. I had been eying that pattern for a while and now my Dad picked it for pillow covers. The sewing time to invest sounds gigantic so I can now consider myself forewarned. Thanks.

Looking forward to seeing more progress and have fun sewing!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your block. The fish is very cute. I don't think I would have that much patience.

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