I tracked down the pattern and got to planning. It went something like this:
Fish: Scrappy (of course!)
Background: something white, but not solid white... maybe something with a bit of a print... hmmmm... oh, I know what would be PERFECT... but I don't have any in my stash... and it is out of print... let's see what Etsy has... oh, there it is... and on sale... okay, I'll get a yard... oh, but maybe I'll need 2 yards... well for this price I might as well get 3 yards...
And with my finger over the BUY button I suddenly had a flash... how many of those teeny-tiny fish would I have to make for a decent-size quilt?
See, I have a rather short attention span when it comes to projects. I love planning them... picking out the perfect materials... the excitement of something new! But then the excitement wears off, and I'm on to the next project. Any wonder why I have so many UFOs?
So as a compromise I decided to make just a couple of fish. I printed off 3 pages - enough for 6 fish. If I LOVED it, I could always jump in and make a whole school of fish. And if I didn't love it so much, well then I'd have a few more blocks for my Kitchen Sink quilt.
Last night I made 2 fish while killing time waiting for the Sons of Anarchy season premier to start.
They are adorable! But you know what... I think I'm done.