Sunday, April 29, 2018

April 2018 BOM - Something Fishy

April 2018 Something Fishy 
Due at the June 2018 Meeting 

This block is brought to you by Jen McPhilimy. 

1.) Pick your fabrics. 
Water: Teal - Use a solid, batik, or pattern that reads as a solid, so long as it's teal!
Fish: Anything goes!

2.)  Make fish body. 
Cut one 3 1/2" square for the body of the fish. This can be a single fabric or pieced. (fish can have stripes, spots, color blocking, side fins, etc.)

3.) Make tail and fins.
Cut three 3 1/2" squares of the water fabric. Add a triangle of the fish fabric to create the tail and fins. Try different size, shapes, or angles. (You may find it easier to start with a 4" square then trim down to 3 1/2" after adding the tail or fin.)

4.) Assemble your fish. 
Sew the body, tail, and fin squares together into a four patch.

5.) Give the fish room to swim. 
From a 2" strip of water fabric, cut two 6 1/2" pieces and two 9 1/2" pieces and add to each side of the four patch.

6.)  Done!
The lottery blocks you turn in should measure 9 1/2" x 9 1/2". (That's a 9 - inch final block with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.)

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