Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Four Continents Fish Bag

This project was made for the Minnesota Quilters 2019 Challenge.  I used four Cherrywood fabrics (red, yellow, green, and blue) and four fabrics from other countries (Asian silk, Icelandic fish leather, Australian velvet, and a Chinese inspired tassel.

I found this tassel at International Quilt Festival Houston last year and knew it would make a great inspiration piece for my bag.

I added some Chinese circular symbols to go with the fish.

I used the tassel to inspire the fish design.  I also had a lot of fun quilting this piece and using rhinestones in the bubbles I quilted.   I didn't put rhinestones everywhere, just in some of the pebbles.

I attached my tassel using this cute octopus button.

I also decided I wanted a zip closure that would come apart if necessary and have holes on the ends for tall items if needed.  It was a challenge, but I figured out how to piece it into the lining of the bag.

Project complete!  It was such fun to make.  And now that the quilt show has passed and I can stop worry about it getting dirty it's time to start using it!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Now that is a creative project! I love it, Suzy!

  2. It is so fun to see the inspiration for the fish and all the great details in this bag! I love the ends can hold tall things. This is one.great.bag!