scrappy fish quilt

So I joined the Scrap Attack Quilt Along hosted by Rachel of Stitched in Color. Truthfully I had other ideas for my scrap quilt, and I still may try to execute those plans, but for now - this quilt turned out exactly how I'd planned it.

When I saw this quilt by Katie of Sew Katie Did I knew I wanted to make one.

One month I made these blocks with scraps for the Harmony circle of do. Good stitches {a charity bee} and I LOVED the colors together. My sister Katie was pregnant at the time and I thought she'd love this color combo as well.

And so I started making her new baby a quilt using only scraps. I still have a few scraps left over. 

Can you tell here that I used white strips to piece that whole white strip? 

For the back I used scraps from the backing of this quilt. It's just pieced with all the same fabric. And for the binding I used 2 different oranges that were smaller than a quarter yard. 

For the quilting I just did a curvy/straight line (is there a name for that?) with my new walking foot. I have a Brother sewing machine and I've never had good luck with the walking foot it came with. Kati had the same problem and started using a generic walking foot and had much better luck. I bought a new generic one and I'm happy to report that my straight quilting is the best I've ever done. If you've had trouble with straight line quilting, I'd look into getting a new/different walking foot.

What else?

I've also joined another quilt along with Dana of Old Red Barn Co. I am in love with that Granny Square quilt! I think I'll make a twin size. 

I've got a few other things to share soon too. What have you been up to?


  1. I love this, Leigh! The colors are fantastic and I love the layout. Great job!

  2. I love this quilt! The scurvy (my new word for curvy/straight!) quilting is perfect. Scurvy quilting is the BEST!!

    OK ... going to totally overuse that word now.

  3. Im going to put a call into a local sewing repair shop, I need a walking foot for my 1950 Brother Boutique 761 bad! All my fabric gets bunched up at the very end of the line, i hope they make one!

  4. This is super cute! Thanks for sharing it for sew & tell and for being an awesome friend!

  5. That is a wonderful quilt i love it. You should add to my Friday finish page.

    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

  6. That one is wonderful! Even better that it was all scraps and stash. It's on my to-make list as well!

  7. I LOVE this Leigh! And I'm jumping on the granny square bandwagon myself. :)

  8. This is SO cute! Love it all...the colors, the quilting and those little fish! I have it pinned! Smiles~Beth

  9. rhonda @ jlawrence0499@gmail.com

    This is so cute. I would love to make one for my grandson. would there happen to be a pattern or tutorial for this please

  10. It turned out so cute! Love the colors too, but you have such an eye for that!~

  11. Thanks for adding this quilt, Leigh. It's so different and very relaxing to look at. Good luck!

  12. What a great quilt. Love how modern and unique it is.