My family LOVES the Finding Dorey movie!! When Sizzix released this new fish die at Quilt Market I knew it was for me!
It also fits a few composition books or the medium size coloring or sketch book. If you would rather a different size, simply change up the measurements to fit your needs! Lets get started!
Being by choosing a variety of blue fabrics from dark to light. Fuse Heat n Bond lite to the back of each fabric (I cut mine in 5″ squares for easy die cutting). Die cut the circles. I used the circle die that has 1.5″, 2″, and 2.5″ circles.
Make sure your Sizzix obsessed cat is nearby to assist 🙂
Cut (2) 10″ x 12″ pieces of denimn weight fabric. I used Crossroads Denim. Here is where you can change the measurements if you want. This is a generous size for the iPad. I wanted it to fit with my sweet leopard print case 🙂
Peel off all the backing papers and begin arranging the circles, overlapping so no background fabric is showing. I started at the bottom with the dark blues.
Once it is how you like, press with a hot dry iron.
Spray baste this to the cotton batting and quilt as desired. I quilted random wavy lines throughout. I am so in love with this!!!
Do the same with the back piece.
Die cut 2 fish going opposite directions, again, using Heat n Bond Lite.
If you want you can paint a little detail on the fish. We used regular acrylic paint.
Position the fish and heat set into place. Stitch around each fish 2 times.
Cut 2 pieces of the backing fabric the same size as the outer bag fabric. I always remeasure the outer bag pieces after quilting because it will shrink a little.
Sew a zipper in the top. You can use this tutorial for inserting a zipper into a zipper pouch and finishing the bag.
I love how it turned out. I can’t wait to use this circle background technique on a mini quilt!!