A tessellation is a design where a shape (like this cute paper pieced fish) can be repeated and interlocked like a puzzle, with no spaces between the shapes. This pattern will show you how to make a quilt of any size covered in these little fish. A great design for using up lots of colorful scraps!
The PDF Tessellating Fish paper pieced quilt pattern contains clearly labeled pattern sections & instructions to sew the design in a range of sizes. The pattern pieces as given make a 3" x 5-3/4" (7.6 x 14.6 cm) fish; for other sizes, use the handy percentages chart to enlarge or reduce the pattern to your desired size.
Add 3-dimensional fins using prairie points, which is a fun detail for baby quilts and wall hangings. Alternatively, paper piece them or leave them off if you prefer. The eyes may be embroidered or painted with fabric paints; beads or buttons can also be used on projects destined for children older than 3 years.
A coloring page is also provided for you to experiment with your own color schemes and variations before cutting into your precious fabrics. I happily provide email support for questions with sewing the pattern.
The design of quilts using this block is limited only by your imagination. Unfortunately, I cannot provide further support regarding the design, instructions, and yardage for entire quilts using this block -- that's where your creativity kicks in!
Basic paper piecing instructions are not included. For personal use only.
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