|Ten by Emmaline Design|
I had a couple of challenges to put together the pieced blocks that I used. The fish blocks, shown in the picture above, were derived from another block that I found when I was looking for something to create a frame. It actually included diamond shapes where the orange pieces are, but I was pretty sure that few people would really want to tackle little set-in diamonds with Y-seams! So I converted it over to triangles and flying geese blocks to get a similar look.
I think they look like fish fins and tails!
I also had to do a bit of head scratching to create this chain link row! I had seen something similar somewhere, but needed to make it fit into the dimensions of 8" x 48". And find a way to end it neatly without a partial link chopped off! I like the way it looks now!
If you are interested in making this quilt, we can send you a pattern through Bear Patch. (I don't do any direct retail sales myself.) Call 651-429-1039 if you would like to request one.
Also, I put together some of the tools and supplies that would be most helpful in making this quilt:
Starting at the upper left and moving clockwise:
a square ruler 8 1/2" or larger
a rotary cutter with a sharp blade
Companion Angle ruler
Clearly Perfect Angles
a cute pincushion with good (not bent) pins
a chacoliner for marking
seam ripper, get a good one like this one from Clover
good thread like Aurifil
a 4 1/2" square ruler
2 1/2" x 6 1/2" ruler
If you put those all together, you are much more likely to be successful!
I will be posting some other tutorial-like information over on the Bear Patch blog.