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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sun, Sand, and Sea - Block #6 - School of Fish - It's the border for block #5


July is here and it's time to reveal my design for the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea
Block of the Month.

School of Fish
A border for block #5 
(the block we made in June)

A quilt celebrating "Sun, Sand, and Sea" has to have a fish or two or more, right?

Once this border is stitched to the center block (#5)
it will measure 24 1/2" x 24 1/2" unfinished.

There are so many choices for this border:
Color (endless possibilities)
Eyes (optional)
Foundation Paper Piece (for precise piecing and a great pattern for a beginner)
Fusible Applique (if you want)

The pattern includes the foundation paper piecing pattern
applique patterns.

Your choice on how to sew.

Before I share the pattern, I have to thank some fantastic sponsors.

Thanks to Clothworks, I'm stitching with  American Made Brand solid fabrics.
The colors so vibrant and they are so nice to stitch with!

For foundation paper piecing I love using EZ print Quilt Block Sheets by Thermoweb.
All you do is print the patterns on your ink jet printer and stitch. 
 They are transparent for easy fabric placement and the sheets are super easy to tear for removal.

To applique,
 I ONLY use my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by Thermoweb,

Block #6 -School of Fish Border

You can download the PDF pattern from my Craftsy pattern store HERE.

Here are some resources to learn paper piecing if you are a beginner:
This is a great video by Fons and Porter:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJM6QJbBgE0

or this one is a little more detailed in two parts:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNzg78tsF7g

Craftsy has a tutorial if you would rather read:  https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/10/how-to-paper-piece/

The Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is
Hosted by Amy over at 
Amy designed the first block, "Hello Sunshine"
Block #1 - February
You can find Amy's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt designed the second block, "Sun, Surf, and Sea."
Block #2 - March
You can find Carol's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

Carla designed the third block, "Sun Birds."
Block #3 - April
You can find the blog post here and the pattern here

Joan over at MooseStash Quilting designed the forth block, "Grab Your Shovel"
Block #4 - May
You can find Joan's blog post HERE for the link to the pattern.

Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt designed the fifth block, "A Day at the Beach."
Block #5 - June
You can find Carol's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

It was so much fun adding a border to Carol's fun center block.
I hope you enjoy adding your own fishy border.
Wouldn't a little foil be fun?  hmmm...

It's not too late to join the fun.
We gather on Facebook to share
our blocks and visit with other
participants about this quilt
and there is a link up every month with prizes!


Dolores said...

This is just wonderful. Thank you so much for the option of paper piecing or applique.

Carol Swift said...

I love how great it looks around the center block! Your design was perfect for it!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute little fish. Great border.

Needled Mom said...

That is just darling.