I always tell people that I do not quilt. So, please don't let the cat out of the bag that I actually made up a pseudo-quilt!
I've had this fish fabric for a long time. I didn't buy it - definitely not my style. Must have been "inherited". Every so often I would think to give it to Goodwill, but then I would reason that it just might come in handy some day. Why, I couldn't explain, but I had this feeling. So there it lay, taking up space.
I now have a future son-in-law. That's one person who I don't really know well at this point in time. I do need to include something in the Christmas present box for him. It can't all be for my daughter. I thought long and hard with no brilliant ideas forthcoming. Finally I asked my daughter what would be a good present. She remembered the fish fabric. A throw blanket for watching TV! The fiance is a fishing and hunting kind of guy (I guess they come that way in Northern BC). The fish sort of work with that theme. I did a lot of calculating and cutting and sewing and more cutting and sewing. I really do know why I would make a horrid quilter - it's boring sewing! Nevertheless - I did actually get this done. I did take the easy way out with the back. Bought a square of polar fleece to stitch down the fishy top. I even got lazy with the edges. No binding! I just wrapped the polar fleece, stitched all the way around and trimmed. That was a lot of stitching!