Hi, I am Ella! My mom is Jedi Craft Girl. Today I am writing a blog post about my fish quilt. I am entering it in the Blogger's Quilt Festival in the "Throw Quilt" Category. Thanks for stopping by to look at my quilt.
I am 14 years old and I have been sewing since I was 8 years old. I love fish!! I just got back from Hawaii where I got to spend 2 weeks in the ocean. I found this quilt pattern at the Long Beach Quilt Festival. The pattern is called Huki Lau by Beyond the Reef. I got to meet the designer, Natalie Barnes. I loved this pattern because it uses tropical prints and batiks and the appliqué fish are actually outlines of real tropical fish! The quilt measures 54" x 70".
I made patterns out of paper and hand cut each fish.
I used Spray n Bond to attach each fish to the background fabric. Then I sewed around each fish.
I had my quilt professionally quilted. I love how each fish is outlined by squiggles - it looks like real water! This is my favorite quilt and I sleep with it every night.