Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Monday, 23 January 2012

It's all very fishy!

I have started a new applique wall hanging, it's totally inspired by this quilt by Shape Moth, when I first saw it, I was blown away by those beautiful lilies and she has been kind enough to post a tutorial.

After a little google image searching, I found this which makes a good starting point for ideas.


This is what I've done so far, my fish are going to be gold fish, I haven't got many orange batik fabrics and I'm not sure there is enough contrast going on yet.


This blue batik fabric is ideal, Its left over from my poppy quilt, its a good size, its folded her for this photo, and I have plenty of contrasting greens.

This little fishy and the lily pads were made using the starch and press method of applique, it was such a pleasure tonight to sit and make them, the fabrics are gorgeous, I really love this technique and can't wait to sit and hand sew them down.

Next I'm going to make a lily using the tutorial, to see if I've got the size right before I carry on making up the applique pieces, I've made 3D flowers before on this quilt, they are fushias (you could tell right?)


 This post is linking up with


Fresh Poppy Design



Esther’s BlogWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Happy sewing!



20 comments:

LynCC said...

oh! That's so neat. And great job with the fuschias :D

The NY Melrose Family said...

My toddler is infatuated with fish right now. I wish I was comfortable with sewing. Any good sites you could recommend for a beginner? I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance checkout our Sea Life Hand Print http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/01/sea-life-hand-print.html

Carla Vega said...

How lovely!

Rosa said...

Such beautiful quilt and the 3D flowers are fabulous!Grest job.

Desley said...

Love the fabric you used in the tail of the fish.

Queenie Believe said...

Fushias.. absolutely!
I think you fishy quilt will be great fun. I can't wait to see more.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Bunny said...

Love those three D flowers. Your fishy quilt is going to be great.

jjthor said...

Love the colors! I haven't made any 3d quilts yet but he flowers look so good it makes me want to give it a try!

Something Wilde said...

LOVE the fish applique! Fantastic job! Can't wait to see more!

Janine said...

This is really beautiful. I love the idea of a 3d quilt:)

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

this is gorgeous, would love to see the end result!

Cathy said...

It is gorgeous. It has life and depth. It looks like looking down into a real pond. Fabulous work!!

Gladys said...

That's so beautiful! I love your heather's bloog with poppys! A hug!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You are so talented!! I love both pieces...and yes; it looks like fushias..lol

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

This is just lovely!

Molly said...

wow, this is really pretty, I love how you made the flowers 3-D and would really love to see how this looks when all finished. Good work!

tinkingalong said...

Love the fish! I have always wanted to do a fish quilt so you are inspiring me. Thanks for sharing~!

Domestic Moose said...

Your applique is gorgeous. How pretty are those fuschias?

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