Yup, that's the Fab-Etc block....fish swimming in the sea! They're fun to make, in fact we made a few extra for our quilt. Their fins and tails are done with the "curved back piecing" technique.
And then without further ado (and because I'm going to be pretty busy tomorrow night getting the last minute "stuff" ready for Wednesday) this is the picture of the Team Fab-Etc Smooth
Sailing quilt. We hope you like it. Ever since the group decided on a nautical theme, I just couldn't get the idea of a round quilt out of my head. The porthole idea just kind of evolved from there. Remember you can click on the picture and see it bigger. If you do, you'll see some of the "add-ons" we did. We put pilings under the pelican, added sand at the bottom, a beach along one side, a kite, some seagulls in the sky, a beach ball and umbrella, some flip flops on the beach, beach blanket and beach towel (thanks, Tracey!), a beach bag, some kelp and starfish, some Virginia Reel waves by the lighthouse, and of course the plane flying in the sky pulling the Fabric-Etc banner. Then, we enclosed it with a covered piping border and put some "rivets" made with buttons and brass painted washers! Team work has paid off once again at Fabric-Etc....the collaboration of the staff is what made this a fun project, and not work! We hope you'll get a chance to come and see it in person!
Okay....laundry going and quite a few odds and ends to attend to before Wednesday at 9:00. Have a good evening!