Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fish Block quilt block

Fish Block
June 12, 1933-Seacoast Towns of Maine Home of Fish Design was the title of Nancy Cabot's column on this day.

She was referring to the Fish Block which she believed came "from the little fishing villages and seacoast towns of Maine where the livelihood of the inhabitants comes from the sea."

Nancy felt the pattern showed "a great deal of imagination and originality."

Here are the basic pieces I used to make this block-

The section in the center of the photo that is pieced was made by paper piecing.  This is not a block for a beginner quilter in my mind.  Most of the seams are inset and the pieces are very small.  It took me a long time to make the block but I love the look of it!  I agree with Nancy that it is very original.

Here's an interesting Fish Block I found at Merrily As I Go

You can download the templates I used here.  I think this block would be a good candidate for English paper piecing or hand sewing because of all the "y" seams.

There are templates for a 12" Fish Block here.  Looks much easier at that scale!

The Fish Block can be found in Electric Quilt's Blockbase program as #3828.

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  1. Gran hallazgo!
    1111 gracias por todo su trabajo.

  2. Hello and Thank you for these patterns. It looks like a very interesting block design...