Wednesday, December 19, 2018


At least a couple years ago I made some fish placemats for myself.  Over the Thanksgiving holiday I had them on our everyday dining table when my grandson Noah (age 12) came over.  He is a big fish fan.  Over the last couple of years he has saved money and purchased a 55 gallon fish tank and a wonderful collection of tropical fish swimming around in it.  Needless to say he really liked those placemats and asked if I would make a set of them for his house.  Who can ignore that sort of request.
Well, fish number one all fused together.  I love this new appliqué mat I purchased in October at a quilt show.  Fusamat by Sharon Bradley.  You can lay it over your appliqué pattern and see through it to assist with placement of pieces.  
And a second one done and placed on the background.  I have finished all six appliqués, placed them on their backgrounds and I am ready to start quilting them.  Yes, every one of them is a different combination of fabric.  So fun!  I know he will love them.


  1. These are really cute - he's going to be overjoyed!

  2. That is so sweet of your grandson to ask-mine told me i should make him a quilt. I want to start it over the winter.

  3. Beautiful fish - and there is nothing nicer than to be asked to make something, is there?