Some of my favorite childhood memories include fishing on the dock and out in the deep blue sea with my Grandfather. These times were beyond special and I’m hoping to keep them front and center with the Sunfish quilt block.
He was beyond patient with me and even baited the hook more times then he would have liked to admit but the best part was just being together. We would sit all day just hoping to get a little tug on the line.
Most of the fish we caught were Sunfish or “sunnies”. They were always so beautiful in color and I’m hoping the stripe center in this block will help you create your own amazing version.
Sunfish Quilt Block Details:
Each finished Sunfish quilt block measures-
- 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
- 12″ x 12″ (33 x 33 cm)
Material & Tool Supply List:
- Assorted Scraps: Blue, Yellow & Background Prints
- Cutting mat/ Rotary cutter/ Quilt ruler
- Heat erasing marking tool
- Spray starch
- Basic Sewing Supplies
This block is a simple patchwork construction that highlights half square triangles and strip piecing. It is the perfect skill builder for the beginner.
For a limited time you can download the instructions from my shop for free.
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ps- Keep your eyes peeled because you will soon notice a theme and I think these upcoming blocks will make the cutest quilt when mixed together.
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Comments & Reviews
Love this cute block! My grandsons all love to fish with their PaPa, so much fun to watch them when they do. Can’t wait to make this fish block!!!
Thanks for all you do!!
Love this block – not sure what happened but got an email on the 19th about this block and another one today – but at least I am sure to have it LOL Keep up the fantastic work – now just to find the time to make these. Thanks.
Thank you Judy! I have been reminding everyone about downloading the blocks while they are free so, perhaps you are also signed up for the new article notification. Either way, I am happy to know that you are stitching along & enjoying the series.