Saturday, July 15, 2017

Scandinavian Fish


My latest personal finish!!! 


It's a pattern from the latest Modern Patchwork magazine--July/August, 2017. (Llama sticky bookmark is from Daiso Japan/USA.)


Their version is a pillow called "Red Herring Pillow", inspired by Scandinavian graphics.


I used a variegated blue fabric, and cut my fish out from different parts of the same piece of fabric. This was arrangement #1,


And arrangement #2. 


Number 1 got the most votes from my screened audience. The quilting is matchstick quilting on my longarm. No channel lock used--that's too much trouble for this much stitching. 


The thread is Superior Threads Metallics, also variegated.


The binding was made from a chevron fat quarter I had on hand.


The backing is two Japanese fish fabrics purchased in Tokyo and pieced together. 



My 14th finish for 2017!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

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15 comments:

  1. I love it! The quilting is perfect as well as your fabric choices--love the backing.

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  2. I love the color choice and arrangement.
    Quilter Bonnie

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  3. Perfect use of the ombre fabric! And I love the straight line quilting! Great job!

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  4. Oh I need to find that magazine! I need to make this for a friend. I love it -- well done!

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  5. What a fun use of your gradient fabric! The backing is perfect, as well--love it all!

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  6. What an adorable little quilt! What will you use it as? Wallhanging? Placemat? The binding is perfect ... I need to find myself some chevron and striped fabric so I can make these eye-popping bindings too. If you use matchstick quilting without a channel lock, do you use a ruler? Or do you freehand it? It looks great!

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  7. All the design choices on this quilt are just perfect! GREAT FINISH!

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  8. I love everything about this - the fabrics, the quilting, the pattern. I love that ombré fabric!

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  9. Hi Nancy,
    This is just lovely. The fabric choice is great - I love the variegated blues. The quilting and the backing fabric are just perfect as well. That chevron binding was just the finishing touch. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  10. This is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the fish shape and when it's all together it is amazing! Great quilting too!

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  11. Love this! It's such an effective design. And I love the quilting too, straight line quilting is my favorite. Perfect!

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  12. This quilt is just great - a lovely combination of simple graphic shapes and a calming colour pallette. I love it!

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  13. Congrats on a fun and pretty finish. Love the straight line quilting.

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  14. I love its simplicity. Great use of ombre fabric--I frequently am not quite sure what to do with those, and using them separately but together is brilliant.

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