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Fish Block Three is the largest block in the wall hanging. Two center squares make up the main body of the fish. Outer triangles create the fins. A reed runs up beyond the tail of the fish.
Measures 12.5" x 12.5"


Pattern Pieces

Print out a copy of the overall layout so you'll know where each block goes.

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Fish Block Three Pattern
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Fish Block 3 Pattern: Page 1: overall layout of block
NOTE: This layout is at 1/2 scale. Use for placement of pieces only.

Fish Block 3 Pattern: Page 2

Fish Block 3 Pattern: Page 3

Fish Block 3 Pattern: Page 4

Fish Block 3 Pattern: Page 5

Fish Block 3 Pattern: Page 6

Fish Block 3 Pattern: Page 7

Fish Block 3 Pattern: Page 8


1.  Create striped triangles #7 and #8. The photo at the right shows the placement of the reed, when stitching it right sides together with the water fabric.

fish quilt block

Press the reed piece seams open; then stitch the second water piece to the outer side of the reed.

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2.  Create first body square. Lay out the pieces of square 5. Stitch the pieces together. Pieces are aligned as shown below on left when stitching together.

3.  Create two striped trangles (piece 1). Stitch one triangle 1 above the body square, and one triangle 1 below the body square.

fish quilt block

4.  Stitch the nose of the fish to the body square (piece 4)

fish quilt block fish nose

5.  Create pieces 3A and 3B. NOTE: They are opposites. The photo below shows piece 3B.
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6.  Cut one piece 4 from fish fabric and one piece 4 from water fabric. Stitch tail square together using fish piece 4, water piece 4, 3A and 3B.

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7.  Create striped triangle 6. Lay out pieces. Stitch them together. Trim triangle 6 to fit pattern piece #4. Stitch triangle 6 to tail square. fish quilt block

8.  Stitch one piece 2 to the top of the tail square, and one piece 2 to the bottom of the tail square. fish quilt block

9.  Stitch the two halves of the fish together. Stitch striped trianges 7 and 8 to teh tail half of the fish. NOTE: The reeds of pieces 7 and 8 must line up with the reed in piece 6.

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10.  Stitch one piece 9 to the top of the nose half, and one piece 9 to the bottom of the nose half. fish quilt block

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