Thursday, 20 October 2011

Mary Lou Weidman Out of the Box Fish Swap

I started with this group of fabrics for my most recent on-line swap with Mary Lou Weidman's yahoo group.  The fish you see below is the result of some fun sewing.  In total I made 24 fish to send away to swap.  36 fish were swapped in 3 groups, I participated in 2 of them.  We all used the same batik for background for our fish.
This colourful floral fish was made by Linda Ahn.
Next up was made by Maree in N.C.
Edie Faile treated us to this lovely duo.
Wendy Price put this long tailed beauty for us.
Janice Larson is the maker of this rick rack guy.
Liz Linebrink got inventive with prairie points.
Pam Toombs gave this lovely green wide eyed wonder.
Dawn Tonioli got inventive with these fish lips, I met Dawn at Mary Lou's retreat in Post Falls in June.
Molly Evangelisti got inventive with polka do lips on this dotty soul.  Thanks for the scissor fob!
Mari Linfesty who acted as our swap hostess sent along this starry wonder.
Mary Lou Weidman sent two options for eyes for this striped guy with the rickrack grin.
In the second group of fish I got this flirty long eye-lashed fish from Nancy McCain.
Beth McDonald combined checkerboard with prairie point fins and a yo-yo eye.
Watch out for the long tail on this goldfish by Robin Medley.
Love the blue and yellow in this fish. Once again, I don't know who made this guy.
You've got to love the stripes and polka dots that this fish is sporting. Once again, not sure who made this one.
Love the three D ruffle on the dorsal fin. One more that I don't know who made but
Karen Schmucker had fun with polka dots.
Dots and Batiks show off this beauty, love the eye fabric.

I surely don't want this guy to nibble on my toes, those lips look sharp.  The unnamed fish were made by the following, Liz Titus, Reena Kaplowitz, Karen McCaffrey, Michalee Sloan and Sandi Fisher.  If they let me know which one was theirs I will identify them later.
Rebecka Schaffer made this boy/girl duo to share with us.
Mary Lou Sanders went all out with this toothy guy chasing after some small appetizers!
This was one of the two fish that I had fun designing.  I used a Kaffe Fasset and got this incredible tail.
Another one of mine with two more Kaffe Fasset fabrics.
To keep my two lonely fish company while the rest of the school swam away I made this turtle.  Now to figure out how to put them all together in a wonderful quilt.
Many Thanks to Mary Lou Weidman for coming up with a couple of basic designs for us to use our imagination and develop our own fish.  Come and join us in the fun at her yahoo group!

3 comments:

The little book of Nessie said...

You have a nice school of fish there Sandi. Your turtle is a great addition. Regards, Nessie

Dixie said...

Love, love the fish blocks. The fabric choices are spot on, and will be amazing once they are sewn into a quilt. MLW is so clever! One of my quilting classmates has a shoe block in her latest book. She says MLW is such a fun person, and her quilts tell that story too... Really enjoyed checking out your blog and I'll be back! -Dixie

Anonymous said...

WOW, more people need to read this blog! Such wonderful ideas in each post Sandi and I adore the "Sandi" turtle by the way!
Thank you for sharing so many good ideas!