Sunday, December 23, 2018

Paper Piecing :: Fishy Bones

Before I get started with my latest post, I just want to address the latest Craftsy news.  I'm sure many of you have heard Craftsy/BluPrint is reshaping their marketplace by reducing the number of stores and patterns.  Many pattern stores will be eliminated, while others are allowed to stay.  The shops that stay may find that some of their patterns will be eliminated.  You won't know which ones or how many.  Kind of crazy to say the least.  My shop for some insane reason has been allowed to stay, while other major shops have been given the boot!

With that being said, after Friday the 28th you will see a drastic decrease in patterns available.  I suggest you go get the patterns you are interested in and download them as soon as possible.  

This paper piecing project 'Fishy Bones' is a free pattern from Unicorn Harts.  Here is the link:  Fishy Bones .

FISHY BONES 
Way back in February as I was preparing for our Guild Retreat, I prepped a few small paper piecing projects to take along and make in between the big projects.  Fishy Bones was one of them and as you can guess, I didn't make them!

As I was sitting in my sewing room contemplating my next move, I suddenly remembered about these and decided now was as good of time as any to finish what I started!


I grabbed the pink fabric and the pattern pieces and got to work.  


For the most part it went together fairly easily (minus human error again) and I soon had the first one finished.  I may as well finish the other two, after all the patterns and fabric were already allocated for said fish!


The fabric I used is called Heavy Metal by Whistler Studios.  The colors are beautifully saturated and have a little sparkle of metallic in silver, gold and bronze.  

It wasn't until I made the second bag of bones that I discovered the pink fish is larger than the other two!  Oops!  That one finished at 9 1/2" x 5 1/2", and the other two are 8 1/2" x 5.  Don't ask me what happened, I can only guess that I didn't pay attention when printing!

As I was winding down on the third and final block, my husband informed me that he was going to wrap presents and I was not allowed to leave my room until he was finished.  The estimate was 1-1 1/2 hours.  Presents...of course I'll stay put!  However, when I'm told I can't do something it always makes me want to do what I'm not suppose to do!  I didn't want to stay in my room, but I did.

What should I do though?!  Since I was on the 'fish' and I happened to have one more template printed, I decided to make one more.  Except this time I wanted it to be a fun, unique and crazy one!


Who doesn't love a Christmas Rainbow?!  He came out as I had hoped except for the tail!  I wish I had pieced a rainbow for that section, but I can do it next time, right?!  I think this one is a Rainbow trout though!


What will become of these bones?  Your guess is as good as mine at this point!  It was all about doing and playing!  I'll figure it out later!

Are you wondering how the present wrapping went?  First it took nearly 2 1/2 hours, second there were NO presents wrapped under the tree.  How can that be?!  He said he didn't want to put them out because I have the ability to look at a present and know exactly what it is without opening it!  Not really, but I do like to see the pretties wrapped underneath the tree for a few days at least.  

This morning I woke to a note saying he would be wrapping presents today.  What?  I thought that's what he was doing last night!  Turns out there's more to this story than I am aware of and won't know what it is until Christmas!  I'll let you know how that turns out!  Surprises...gotta love 'em!

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26 comments :

  1. Fun fish for sure! Love the rainbow trout. ;-) And I'm anxious to know what hubby has up his sleeve too! Sounds pretty epic!

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    1. I hadn’t planned on the rainbow trout…but my husband and his scheming! I haven’t a clue what’s going on and I know I didn’t make it easy on him as there was nothing on my christmas list!

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  2. Love the fish. After all that drama, I hope it's a great surprise for you. ☺

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  3. Thanks for the links to the Craftsy patterns. I'm a beginner in the PP but some of your favorites look like a lot of fun so I've saved them for future reference. Sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun on Christmas morning.

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    1. I’m not sure if these patterns will go away with the new Craftsy format, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites just in case! It’ll be interesting to see what my husband has up his sleeve! It could be a box of potato chips for all I know!

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  4. such cute fish! the rainbow one is my favorite. Have a very Merry Christmas (oh, and so far, my very tiny Craftsy shop is untouched. go figure)

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    1. I love the rainbow one too! I’m glad I was locked in my room or I never would have made it! It’s hard to figure out Crafty’s logic on who they pick to stay. I don’t have many patterns either. I’ve been planning on deleting a few of them anyway…now I’ll wait and see what Craftsy deletes instead!

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  5. Cute fishes, I love your color choice! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Oh, sounds like a delightful Christmas surprise is going on. Enjoy!! And I love the Rainbow Trout.

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  7. Those are cute as can be, Jayne! They look like a fun distraction. And now we'll all be waiting to see what's under your tree on Christmas morning!

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  8. These are adorable! I want to make some too. Thanks for sharing them and the list of favorite patterns with Oh Scrap!

    I am excited to see what your husband is up to. Have a wonderful Christmas Jayne!

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  9. Your fishy blocks are great Jayne. I think they deserve a cat block to go with them! Merry Christmas- your husband really knows how to build up the suspense!

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    1. The fishy bones would be cute with a cat block…you got me thinking! My husband likes to trick me, so it could be something that isn’t worthy of all the hype! Still, I can’t say I’m not very curious!

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  10. love your fishies...but the rainbow one is absolutely the best! While I have done paper piecing projects, I usually turn down those with such tiny pieces. Sad that craftsy is reorganizing itself - I would imagine that at some point only those who pay for "blueprint" will have access to anything. Meanwhile I am collecting patterns, ideas, etc and fabric fabric fabric for the day when everything is way too expensive to buy. I already have more "projects" than I have time for!

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  11. I think your hubby's story is a little fishy, too! Ha ha! Very cute pieces, and I love the rainbow one :)

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  12. So cute! I loved the pink, orange and greenish one but then you made the multi colored on and it took over the top. You come up with the coolest color schemes. I love to look thru your eyes of new ways to put colors together. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I can't wait to see what you get.

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    1. I’m glad I was forced to stay in my sewing room or I would never have come up with the rainbow fishy bones! I wish I could say I have a method to my color madness! Mostly I go with what is pleasing to me and I give little thought on what’s ‘normal’ or right!

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  13. The whole story is very "fishy" to me. I wonder what he has been up to. Love the fish.

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  14. Love these fish Jayne! that rainbow trout is fantastic! Hmmm sounds to me like there might have been some assembly required... hope it's something you've been wishing for! Merry Christmas!

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  15. Your fish are so fun, looking forward to seeing how you finish them all up. Merry Christmas!

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  16. Lovely little fish. Thank you for keeping up the blogging in 2018. I always read your posts. Merry Christmas.

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  17. How do i find this pattern now that Craftsy dons't work right? My email is Clara.cann@gmail

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  18. Your fish are beautiful.
    Can't find pattern. Any help would be appreciated. lmgoetzman@hotmail.com
    Oct. 2019

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    1. I love the fish. Can't find the pattern either. Maybe you should delete this part of your site. So us readers don't get our hopes up to create one.

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    2. I've changed the link so that everyone can now find the pattern.

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