So, here is Cindi’s fish quilt made with Kaffe Fassett fabric. I finally got to work on this and finish it for her in early January. She had taken a class with one of my other customers, Joan, on how to make a One Block Wonder (also known by some as a Stack & Whack quilt/block), and this is how it turned out. Pretty cool, huh?
But, how on earth do you quilt a One Block Wonder quilt? It’s busy enough on its own that Custom Quilting would just get lost in it. Cindi chose to have an allover, ocean-type E2E design in the middle with a separate border (Semi-Custom). The only specification she gave was that she wanted a mermaid in there somewhere and would like some sand dollars and also the fish outlined in the border. Sand dollars would be perfect in the corner, so I put them there and also a couple inside the middle.
I didn’t know what to do with those fish other than to outline them, so I just went with what the fabric provided and outlined Kaffe’s designs. I started out putting scales around those dots on the big fish, but they looked funny, so I decided to make bigger circles around those dots. As for the E2E, it was mostly filler that looked like water, but with added sea-life.
I thought Cindi’s choice of fabric for this One Block Wonder was ingenious. I loved the colors, and the designs in the fish were funky cool! What do you think?