Cindi’s Fassettnating Fish

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.

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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?


Author: cowtownquilts

Professional longarm quilter and thread artist in the Kansas City area.