Saturday, February 7, 2009

F-10 Potholder

F-10 Potholder
Hurray for fishies! This is another Heather Ross fabric that I bought right when I started quilting. I think I only got a fat quarter, so I couldn't bear to cut it! I love how it turned out here though. This block was paper pieced. Not too bad.

My family had freshwater fish growing up. We had angelfish, and my sister named them after ice skaters. There were 2 marble angelfish (Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano), two white angelfish (Nancy Kerrigan and Paul Wylie) and two striped angelfish (Katarina Witt and Dick Button aka Dick Butthead, they were the "alpha" fish of the tank). The names on this fabric remind me of those fish. We've had many fish since then, but those names always stick out for me...

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7 comments:

Rebekah said...

I used to be big into ice skating back in the day. I had a huge crush on Paul Wylie...that's so funny that your fish were named after ice skaters.

Love this block and that Heather Ross fabric. Your piecing is becoming so accurate and perfected!

Zonnah said...

That is so cute!

FinnyKnits said...

The fish in the bottom left corner is my favorite. He seems jealous of the fancy fish in the middle.

Cute!

henny said...

Cute design..I just pop out from katie's blog. Do you always named your blocks?

flanthrower said...

What a great use of this fabric! I wish I'd bought more of this when I had the chance.

Ping said...

Did I really name our fish after figure skaters? That's embarassing! I had totally erased that from my memory...

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I especially love this one!