When my daughter was in 5th grade she went to camp. One of the projects was fish paintings. It has languished in a box for YEARS! But now, with my quilting skills improving I came across it again. I asked my daughter if it would be okay to quilt it, and then she could frame it. She was excited that I even still had it. I am after all my Mother's daughter and do have a bit of a stash myself so of course I still had it! The fish is quilted with variegated thread and the "water" is cream to blend with the background.
I purchased these fabric ends from a quilt shop that opened a few years ago. I had also purchased the "Mini Twister" and wanted to try it out...and this is the result (I did use some vanilla 5" charms for the border). Again, this was pieced in Nov 2019, but quilted and bound today (Apr 2021). I did put rod pockets on the back so that it could also be used as a wall hanging or something different to hang in the window of my front door. I'm starting to feel better about cleaning up the UFOs.
Misty did a cute tutorial on this project, turned out so pretty. I wanted to give it a go. Thought it would brighten up my sewing room. So purchased all the supplies and went after it. I did a tight stipple on the main piece for structure. Made up fairly quickly, good instructions and Ta-Dah!!