Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halibut Quilt

In keeping with the halibut theme this week, I thought I'd share a quilt I made for my dad for Father's Day a couple of years ago.  I loved this halibut pattern by Lisa Moore, so I cut one out and made a panel.  When I was finished, I wasn't sure what to do with it.  I thought about it for a few days and decided to make a quilt for my dad.  I wasn't sure how to make it into a quilt though.  
I shopped around and found a fun fabric with an Alaska print.  I decided it would be great for my dad's quilt.  I still wasn't sure how I would put it all together but I got the fabric anyway.  I fussy cut several squares out of the print and made them the centerpiece of a star block.  I used batik scraps for the points of the star.

Since I had sewn squares corner to corner to make my half square triangles, I had lots of smaller half square triangles left.  These I used to make the border around the halibut and around the quilt.  This little strip of green was necessary so to keep my measurements accurate.

 The quilt!  
My dad really seems to like this quilt.  
This is usually my process.  I rarely have a good plan before I start.  Even when I have a good plan I often change it midway.  I think it's a problem.  But, in this case, I think it was okay. 

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  1. What a great way to showcase your beautiful halibut, Kathi! Very nice! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

  2. Love your Halibut quilt! What a great gift for your dad :)

  3. Hi Kathi! I agree, it's a great idea, your quilt is wonderful!

  4. What a lovely way to show off that cool halibut! Lots of great interest using those hst's and great fabric choices. Beautiful work!

  5. This is such a great present for your dad - he must really love it! The halibut is a wonderful centrepiece. Why worry about changing your plans? All the best quilts just evolve.

  6. Love your Halibut! This is a great quilt for your Dad. Love the colors too. Visiting from "Sew Fresh Quilts".