I was in a mini 9-patch block swap back in 2002 at the Quilting Forum at about.com. So I pulled the blocks out today, after re-finding them a couple of weeks ago, and sort of matched them up to make a quilt for Megan to use with her dolls/stuffed animals when she is here... And the backing [no batt] is a flannel receiving blanket I brought her daddy home from the hospital in 25 years ago!
One of my blocks with my signature symbol [I am a Capricorn, and my initials were VJ, before marriage, so I have used this symbol since my early teens.]
These were the 'stickers' on the block pairs with the names of the makers. Thank You ladies! Fish. Fabric fish. Thank You QF! I wanted to 'stuff' the fish, but didn't want to go thru the hassle of turning and stuffing, so I layered batt between front and back fabrics and stitched, then trimmed and painted. The white batt was a little bright, so I used black acrylic paint on my hand and the fish edges, and I figure the paint will help 'fray check' the edges too.