I'm a typical Grandma. I love showing off Noah, now 6 months, on the blanket I made for his birth. Noah's mother is a Marine Biologist so a fish theme was perfect.
I found the ideas for the different fish "on-line", to purchase, to download or just the image. I paper pieced most. The greatest challenge came from the variation in block size. See if you can find where I had to fudge with the sashing.
I wanted the eyes to be 3-dimensional without being a safety hazard. I hand gathered circles, allowing the pulled edges to stuff the layers.
The idea for zigzag edges came from Collaborative Quilting.
The backing again is flannel but as usual I didn't buy enough to allow for any problems. One edge was short because it was so off grain (thank you JoAnn's). My solution was this label that I eventually embroidered with Noah's birth date, weight, height, and of course name.