School Of Fish
Winter is coming to a close, meaning things are starting to defrost. Do you know what that means? It’s time to go fishing!
Well, at least theoretically. If going out on a lake or the ocean isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you can still get in the fishing spirit. How? By stitching up a school of fish!
Missouri Star Quilt Company shows how to make these cute little fish blocks in one of their “Quick Snips” tutorials. It’s such a simple and easy quilt, so if you want to get started on your own, here’s how.
Stitching A School
To get started, you will need 5″ print squares and some background fabric. Start by cutting a 5″ square of print in half, both directions. Trim 2 of the 4 into 1 3/4″.
Place that 1 3/4″ piece on to a 2 1/2″ background square. Sew corner to corner, trim, and press open. Make two of these. Fold a print square diagonally and sew on to a background square.
Lay out your blocks and sew together, forming the fish. To create the curve of the fin, fold back the tail portion and create a top stitch.
Now, you’re gonna surround each side with a half square of background fabric, cut diagonally. Sew on, and trim. Now the block is done!
Watch the little tutorial below to get a better idea of how this is done. Happy quilting!