Who knew you could arrange dps into a perfect fish shape! Probably everyone but it was a revelation to me. So I found a scrap of paper and scribbled away until I had a seemingly small ocean of fish. Then I did some calculations and discovered that would make a bigger-than-kingsize quilt unless I made 1″ dps, which I wasn’t really up for. So I scaled back and decided to make one fish to start with.
Then I added added some triangles to square up the ‘sea’ and added and an improv curve and a boat…and it was looking very blue, which was good because blue is the colour of the month in the Colour My World Challenge with M-R at Quilt Matters. I’m sorry M-R, I have cheated but only a little!
I also thought the fish was looking a bit obvious so I added some blue stitching to blend it in a bit…
…and some more blue stitching for the sky…
…and having become just a touch fixated with adding thread, I decided, for my fisherman to try some improv knitting (using six strands of anchor embroidery thread and 2mm needles) and I was really happy with how he turned out – a fisherman needs a jumper (+ hat, scarf and mitts!) and it was so much easier than appliquéing fabric! I basically gave up knitting to quilt but I see more of this miniature knitting in my future!
And I waited all day for some of that natural light I’m always reading about that’s recommended for taking great blog pics but this is England and today we had none at all and now it’s getting even darker!
Have you sewn something blue?
The linky party for the Colour My World Challenge isn’t until the end of the month so you still have time!