Teach a Man to Fish Quilt Fish Quilt Pattern Paper Piecing Quilt Pattern 8 Point Star Foundation Piecing PDF Download Instant download QTM
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Amaze your fisherman friends! This paper pieced quilt stars a stunning ring of fish based on an 8 point star block, but designed so that there are NO Y-Seams in this quilt! The second block is a simpler single fish meant to swim around the first block.
Dimensions of the finished quilt: 33 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches.
This would make a great gift for your favorite fisherman or fisherwoman. Consider embellishing the quilting with motifs of fishing poles, fishing hooks, and bobbers and more fish.
I have observed this traditional fish block made with Y-seams which are difficult for many quilters. I was determined to make this pattern with no Y-seams. I hope you like the result. The foundation piecing of this quilt ensures sharp points and provides flexibility to resize the blocks easily by adjusting the enlargement or reduction on a copy machine or printer. The main block is 12 x 12 inches square finished. I added a companion fish block in the sashing that is 3 x 12 inches square. The quilt is finished with additional 3 x 3 inch sashing squares for a completed 33 ½ x 33 ½ inch quilt including a quarter inch binding. The 12 x 12 main block could also be used in other settings for other stunning quilts.
Fabric amounts are given below for both a single block and for the full quilt. For the full quilt, a double fold binding yardage of the blue fabric is included. This pattern is rated as Intermediate rather than Beginner due to having to piece together sub-blocks, but overall this is not a difficult pattern. The larger block size is very forgiving to those new to foundation piecing. General instructions for foundation piecing/paper piecing are not provided in this pattern but can be found in many places on the internet including on Craftsy.com or in books at your favorite quilt store.
Fabric needed for full quilt (yards)
Blue 1 1/4
Backing&Batting 1 1/8 (~40 x 40)
The 2 fish blocks may also be purchased separately, but without full instructions on putting the quilt together.
8 point star fish block: https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/506797523
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