Monday, October 17, 2016

A Kissy Fishy Finish

The Finished "  Kissy Fishy "  Quilt

I have been on a roll with finishing  up my quilts.  (Lots of Happy Dancing  going on now as I write this ... so  excuse any spelling errors! )

My latest finish:  The Kissy Fishy Quilt       ** Super Cute Pattern Alert  **


Kissy Fishy Quilt    pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts  { here }
Pattern:   Kissy Fishy Quilt    by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts   ( here )
Size:   54 " x 54"  approximately
Fabrics:  Fish-  Color Wheel Stashbuilders  by Connecting Threads  ( a variety of Quilter's Candy prints)
            Background:   Lotta Dots- a  white on white dots tonal ,  by Connecting Thread
Thread:   Aurifil  - # 2024  50 weight - for piecing
Batting:  Pellon 970  Thermolam   
Quilting:    wavy , horizontal lines, using my Walking Foot-  Aurifil  -  # 4655  - 50 weight- a varigated blue , to look like water

The quilt top-




And, then, for the back of the quilt,  I made a few more of Lorna's friends,  from the Elephant Parade Quilt Along (here)...  the turtle, frog and bird !  (Aren't they sweet?!)


The turtle, frog and bird, "the neighbors",  will be the stars of the back of my quilt!

I made the quilt sandwich, and quilted wavy lines horizontally across the quilt, using my walking foot. The quilting thread is  Aurifil #4655, which has a blue and white varigation. I hope this gives the feeling that the fish are swimming in water.  

The horizontal rows were marked  by pinning on both sides of my  1.5" - wide ruler.  I just had to keep the quilting  inside of  these  pinned lines.


Pinning to mark the boundaries of the wavy lines

I used a pretty blue Tic Tac   fabric for the binding-





My Kissy Fishy Quilt     by Susie's Sunroom

Here is the finished back of the quilt... featuring these cute characters!!  ( I am just going to have to make an Elephant Parade quilt some day!!)















The Kissy Fishy quilt is a perfect size for a children's quilt.  (I'll be saving this quilt for any grandchildren that may come down the road....)  

I think it's  a splashing success!   




I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:     Let's Bee Social  @ Sew Fresh Quilts    and   
                          Fabric Tuesday  @ Quilt Story  and
                          Building Blocks Tuesday @  Quilter In The Closet  and
                         Finish It Up Friday  @ Crazy Mom Quilts    and
                          Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!  @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                          Fabric Frenzy Friday @  Fort Worth Fabric Studio    and
                           TGIFF  @  Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes.       and
                          Finished Or Not Friday  @ Busy Hands Quilts

23 comments:

  1. Your little fish are so bright and happy! And the little critters on the back are such a great touch. Well done!

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  2. I love your kissy fishies, Soo cute!! & the neighbors, adorable, great choice to put them on the back!

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  3. Oh you are right!! Super Cute Pattern - The quilting you did is just perfect!!

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  4. Oh Susie! What and adorable, darling quilt!!

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  5. You did a fantastic job with this adorable quilt!

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  6. It is really cute!!! A really nice job Suzy.

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  7. Perfect quilting design for a really cute top.

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  8. This is super cute! The bright colors are perfect and the back...very nice touch!

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  9. OMG it's fabulous! I love the back almost as much as the front!
    Totally inspiring!

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  10. Beautiful quilt so bright and happy. Love the addition on the back.

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  11. This quilt is so adorable!! I love it! And those blocks on the back are so cute!!

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  12. This is just a darling quilt. My great grand would love it. Thanks for showing the pattern. I wonder what it would look like in prints.

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  13. This is so cute! What a great looking aquarium you have!

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  14. OH, this quilt is just darling!!! I never thought to use different colors for the fish.

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  15. Your school of fish are certainly smart! I love the bright colours and those were the perfect fabrics for this pattern. And the wavy line quilting makes them really look like they are swimming. How fun that you added a few other friends for the backing!

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  16. Very pretty! I love the colors and that rolled up picture where the frog is just peeking out is fun!

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  17. Your colors will be eye catching for children, This is a darling quilt. Well done.

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  18. What a lovely quilt. I just love the kissing fish in the middle and the colours are perfect.

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  19. Oh Susie, I love the wavy quilting! And the neighbour's are so cute! Adorable quilt!
    Barbara x

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  20. So cute. I love your wavy line "waves"

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  21. This is so adorable. Cute...

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  22. It's very cute and you know I love the wavy line quilting! The back is just as cute as the front. I love it, Susie :)

    -Soma

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