Monday, October 14, 2019

Seashore Splendor Block 17 - Finny Fish

I am excited to say we are really close to getting all our blocks done for this quilt!  This block measures 9 1/2 inches square, and after the next block, we just have to do the filler blocks - woohoo!  I call this block Finny Fish, and it was a bit of a challenge to come up with an easy way to piece those fins - but I think I did it.  You'll have to let me know what you think when you make this one.
For this block you will be using the medium blue sea fabric and red.  There really isn't a lot of sewing in this block, so it shouldn't take you long to make your version of Finny.

First of all, cut your pieces.  Yes, I decided to make a polka dot fish, I couldn't help it! This is from the Harry and Alice Go to the Sea line from Riley Blake.  I had some leftovers from a shop sample I made and it just had to be part of my quilt!  And yes, the measurements are also weird in this block because it's set on point.  Just watch those eighth's and you'll do just fine!
You'll be making mirror image units, so make sure your pieces look like these.  You can see the line I finger pressed in to mark that seam line in the center of the block.  Remember to line up the edge of the fabric 1/4 of an inch away from where you want to sew your seam.  Also, if your fins aren't perfectly lined up, it's all right, you won't really notice it when the block is completed.
After sewing those triangles on, flip your block to the back side on your cutting board.
Trim even with your blue fabric fabric.  If you like, you can remove the blue fabric from the back, but it's also fine to leave it just like this as well.
And here are the finished fins!  Now make the tail fin using the half square triangles and you are ready to sew this fish together!
Super cute, right?  And that anchor ended up in the right spot for an eye!  Totally a happy accident, even though it's upside down...  Now add the setting triangles to complete your block.  Match the center of the long side of the triangles with the block seams for an easy as pie finish.
Cute as can be!  Here is what our quilt looks like up to this point - notice that we only have small pieces left to fill in now.

Download your pattern and get sewing today!  
Download Finny Fish Pattern Here!

1 comment:

Susan said...

Thanks for another cute pattern. Those points will be a challenge for me.