Friday, September 2, 2016

Kissy Fishy Quilt

Kissy Fishy Quilt Top Completed!

Kissy Fishy Quilt Pattern, PDF, Instant Download, modern patchwork, fish, pet, water
Kissy Fishy Quilt Pattern  by Sew Fresh Quilts

You may remember me sharing these four cute fish blocks last month { here }...
I was lucky  to be able to jump in and help test this new quilt pattern,  for Lorna, at Sew Fresh Quilts.   (Happy Dancing going on here! I have been following Lorna's blog and loving her patterns for several years now!  )

Kissy Fishy Quilt Pattern   by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts  { here }

I accidentally laid them out to form this heart!  Wouldn't this be cute for  a pillow or a mini quilt?!

Before I knew it, I had the fish blocks made for a quilt.  (The fish "were biting" this summer!)   These are so fun to make!! I decided to make my fish in many bright colors.  I found the perfect  bundle in my stash  .... A Quilter's Candy fq blenders bundle, in solids, swirls and faux burlap, from Connecting Threads!  The background fabric is a white on white tonal by Michael Miller.  I like the bit of  texture that the tiny white dots give the background.

Kissy Fishy Quilt top   made by Susie's Sunroom

Aren't these fish cute?! I love the different fins on each of the two designs!

Kissy Fishy flimsy top    By Susie's Sunroom

So what should I do for the backing?  
On our last walk, hubby and I saw these ducks " settling in"  on a log.  ( Sorry I can't get them larger and clear.)

Ducks on a log... along the Brandywine creek

"Hey... move over for me! "

I think my Kissy Fishy fish would have some other woodland animals living around them.
So I went over to Sew Fresh Quilts blog  to find the patterns for Lorna's  Elephant Parade quilt.  She has so many cute animals in that quilt!!

This is what I chose: a  few woodland friends that might live around the stream that this school of fish live in ... 
a turtle, frog , and bird!   I love their eyes!!

Turtle, frog and bird from  Elephant Parade Quilt at Sew Fresh Quilts  {here}
I'll use this pale sky blue cotton for the back.  (That's another stash fabric.)

Adding some creatures for the backing.... by Susie's Sunroom
The backing will go fast now.    Stay tuned for my finished quilt!  

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:   Let's Bee Social  @ Sew Fresh Quilts  and
                         Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @  Confessions of a Quilt Addict   and
                        Fabric Frenzy Friday  @  Fort Worth Fabric Studio   and 
                        TGIFF  @ Quilt Matters   and
                        Finish It Up Friday    @ Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. These are so fun Susie. They remind me of the goldfish snack in rainbow. And the other critters are adorable.

  2. I love your choice of fabrics for those fish! And making a backing with other creatures found near the water? What a clever idea! Now you have me thinking I need to design a duck quilt soon....

  3. I love your colorful collection, Susie. And the little creatures on the back are the perfect addition- lovely patterns!

  4. Love your bright and colorful fish!

  5. Great fabric choices. You have a lovely fun quilt there.

  6. Great color choices! Your quilt looks so fun and inviting! Headed over to check out the pattern! :) Thank you for sharing!

  7. Susie, your fishes are looking great already. And will be so cute with those other creatures added onto the backing.

  8. This is my favorite entry so far! Great job - a truly happy quilt with lots of personality!

  9. So so so fabulous! Love your version!
    I'm working on some fish blocks too and hope to post them this week!

  10. Oh Susie - this quilt is fabulous! i love all the bright fish you made! Another winner of a pattern from Lorna!


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