|To easily get the angles for the northern pike block we will do quick turn applique. Trace 6 Northern Pike triangles onto the smooth side of fusible interfacing.|
|Lay the triangle pieces on the 5 ½” x 4” cream blocks as pictured above. Line up raw edge of triangle piece along 5 ½” edge of cream rectangle. Iron in place. Here I have the sections of the fish lined up and ready to be sewn.|
|Oops.... don't forget to trim away the excess fabric on the back before you sew the block together. This reduces the bulk of the fabric in the block. Then sew the sections for the fish block together.|
|Hand stitch finished edges down using a blind stitch. (If you don't like hand stitching you can also do a blanket stitch around the fish when all the blocks are pieced together.) I like the blind stitch on this block....|
Make 2 Northern Pike blocks. Here is the finished block in my Bear Tracks Quilt Pattern.
Finished block measures 5 ½” x 20 ½”
|You do the same technique for the Bluegill block...|
|You will need 3 Bluegill blocks for Bear Tracks...|
Here is the finished block in the quilt.
I hope that you enjoyed this mini tutorial. If you have any questions or comments on this or any other Quilt Doodle Pattern, feel free to email me anytime. I love to hear from you!
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you,