On my recent trip to New York, Marie guided us to The Witch’s Stitches in Big Flats. Some tropical fish fabric caught my eye because my little grandson loves Nemo, the clown fish of Disney fame. I purchased a yard of the fish fabric and a yard each of an orange print and a green print.
This is a super simple quilt; it’s meant to be dragged around, not saved as an heirloom. I fussy cut 8 1/2″ squares from the fish fabric and 2 1/2″ wide strips from the orange and green prints. The quilt is 48″ square, the perfect size for napping under, or sitting on top of at the beach.
Construction tip: To avoid matching seams of adjacent blocks, sew green strips to the sides of the blocks first, then add strips to the tops and bottoms of the blocks. On the alternate blocks, sew orange strips to the tops and bottoms of the blocks first, then add strips to the sides of the blocks. Look closely at the illustrative photo below since “a picture says a thousand words.”
At Golden Lane quilt shop I purchased another tropical fish print for the back of the quilt. The quilting design is a freehand water-y meander. Fortunately, just enough orange print remained to bind the quilt.
I’ll give this quilt to Aidan on his birthday and ask, “Can you find Nemo?”