Wednesday, March 24, 2021

School of Fish: Salt & Sand blog hop

Welcome to my stop on the Salt & Sand blog hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt!  Carol challenged us to find inspiration in the ocean, either colors of the sand and the sea or from animals that live in the ocean.  I didn't have anything on my to-make list in beachy colors, so I went with animals of the sea.  I had a charm pack of Kona Solids that I'd been planning to make into a fish quilt using the Missouri Star tutorial on youtube.


Here it is!  The background is Kona pond.  I'm not going to write out all the other Kona colors but I think there are 30 different colors; a few repeat. 

This will be a donation quilt to the local children's hospital.  I had a penguin print for the back that I had to add another scrap to in order to make the right size.  I quilted with wavy lines to simulate water; though I intentionally spaced the lines so I didn't catch the fish tails, which are three dimensional.  (They are peeled back like a cathedral window.)

Here's the list of all the blogs participating so you can check out all the salt and sand goodness.  It turns out that today (Wednesday) was my day on the hop and I thought it was Thursday.  Ooops!!! 


March 22
Creatin' in the Sticks
Selina Quilts
That Fabric Feeling
Days Filled With Joy
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Karen's Korner
Homespun Hannah's Blog
Crafts and Math
March 23
Life in the Scrapatch
Food for Thought
For The Love Of Geese
Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
Karrin’s Crazy World
Sew Many Yarns
Kathy's Kwilts and More
March 24
Ms P Designs USA
DayBrook Designs
Vroomans Quilts
Kathleen McMusing
Quilt Schmilt
The Darling Dogwood
Daughters of Dorinda
Annie’s Musings
March 25
Stitchin At Home
The Joyful Quilter
Freckled Fox Quiltery
Quilts Fabric and Thread Tales
Words & Stitches
March 26
Just Let Me Quilt
Quilting Gail
Samelia's Mum
Quilt Fabrication
Little Penguin Quilts
Just Sew Quilter


  1. This is such a cute fish quilt especially with all those Kona colors...awesome! I love solids in my quilts, so this one is totally my kind of thing. Thanks for hopping with us!

  2. SEW perfect for a kid's donation quilt, Emily!!

  3. What a darling quilt, and perfect for a child. I also love Kona solid fabrics.

  4. I love it, I think bright cheery colors when I think beach!

  5. This is a great children's quilt and the 3d tails are really cool.

  6. That is such a cute quilt, some child will be delighted.

  7. What a cute quilt! Some kiddo is going to love this one!

  8. Emily your school of fish quilt is so sweet. It’s sure to make a child happy when wrapped in that happy quilty hug.

  9. Love these fish done in solids! Great quilt!

  10. Wonderful colorful fish world! A great donation for the hospital.

  11. Your fishy quilt is adorable. Love all the color!

  12. The fish are wonderful!!!
    A perfect quilt for this blog hop! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I'm sure the recipient of your lovely fishy quilt will love it it looks great

  14. That is so cute, Emily!!! A child is going to feel special to receive this!💝

  15. You know I love this - the fish are fabulous. Fabulous, too, is that it is going to a charity.

  16. Oh, all these wonderful colorful fish! How fun that must have been to make. I love it in all solids. It’s a fantastic quilt to donate for a child to cuddle up in...or older than a child. I’m way older than that and I’d like to cuddle up in it.

  17. Such a sweet fishy quilt. It makes a perfect donation quilt for a child. It will certainly bring cheer and comfort to the child that receives it.

  18. I love those little fishies! What a fun quilt.

  19. That looks a bit "fishy" to me. Very cute.

  20. Very cool fish quilt! It will be well loved! xx

  21. I love your fish quilt! Great way to incorporate lots of small fabric pieces into a piece that shows off each one. This would be a great pattern for a child's quilt, too -- I can just imagine doing "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish..."

  22. These are such wonderful fishes. Love all of their individual personalities shining through.

  23. Adorable school of fish! This one will be well loved

  24. Love you fishes and I used the same tutorial for my quilt. I couldn't remember where I'd seen the tutorial.

  25. Fantastic little quilt, and so wonderful that it will be a donation. I thought those tails were 3D, so I was pleased when I read that you'd avoided quilting through them because they ARE. :-) Little fingers will love that tactile part I know.

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