What are you most proud of? That I finished it! It was a bear for a novice quilter. Piecing the not so well drafted curves, and matching the curves on each block. Some block are wonky, but it's less noticeable one quilted. Combination of hand quilting ( around the individual fish) and machine quilting ( echo quilted waves) in metallic thread. It sparkles and shimmers! What advice would you give someone starting this project? -) Make a sample block before your cut all your fabric. Learn from my errors! I cut it all at once, before a test block. Woe was me.:( Fish fabric was a limited run, so I was stuck making the best of a bad situation. -) Be certain the curve templates are symmetrical- that makes the piecing so much easier! -) Sulky metallic thread is awesome! But: use a longer stitch length and quilting needle, loosen the tension a tiny bit, as the thread will stretch a bit. I had no problem using the metallic thread in both top and bobbin. -) Watch for directional prints or " blocks" of pattern/color. I only noticed the unintentional blocks of color/pattern once it was quilted. YIKES!
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