Anyone who follows me on IG—@nohatsquilts—has probably caught a snippet or two of this design the past few days. You see, with the last of my circle's September blocks in hand, Sunday seemed like a perfect day to get started on a layout. But because I'm me and can't really steer clear of some generally organized scheme, first I had to do a little sorting. So into three stacks these little fish went: light, medium, and dark (by background). (I think you can guess how those piles came into play.)
This quilt was originally inspired by Julie of 627handwork's Marley pattern (part of her *free* block rock'n series), but when I arranged them in the proper Marley sequence, the result was a little too chaotic for my liking. So instead of flocks of three little birds, I opted for one big school of fish.
I'd say my mates followed the "channel your inner Cath of Wombat Quilts" directive to a tee :) Added bonus? This finish comes in the nick of time for Rachel of Stitched in Color's annual Celebrate Good Stitches, an event that honors the 250 volunteer stitches and quilters who make up the 25 circles of do.Good Stitches.
Now it's off to be washed, wrapped, and posted to My Very Own Blanket—a midwestern charity that benefits foster children—just in time to spread some warmth this holiday season.
Now that's something to celebrate.