Something Fishy Sew Along

Something Fishy Sewalong Ocean Park Fabric Banyan Batiks

Something Fishy Sew Along

Welcome to the Something Fishy Sew Along!

Ocean Park is hitting the stores next month and Banyan Batiks and I want to celebrate! So I have banded up with Banyan and some of my other Quilting Industry Friends to bring you some opportunities and inspiration to create, play, and maybe even win some cool quiltin’ swag! How will this come about? Introducing the Instagram Something Fishy Sew Along. This will be an Instagram based event, so to participate you have to be able to post on Instagram.

Rules are simple. There are two ways to play.

The first way to play is to make something with an ocean or “fish” theme using any Banyan fabric you can find. This doesn’t have to be entirely made out of Banyan, but we have to be able to see a predominance of it in your project. Here are some samples. The following two pix count because I am using my own Ocean Park line from Banyan, so the Fishy theme is already built in. Sneaky, I  know, but this also shows how easy-going I am on this.

Something Fishy Sew Along with Ocean Park by Blue Nickel Studios for Banyan Batiks

I am in the middle of making these Journal Covers from my Ocean Park leftovers from my StarScape pattern! And the Fabric Basket pattern is from Pink Penguin.

Something Fishy Sew Along with Ocean Park by Blue Nickel Studios for Banyan Batiks

Here are the beginnings of two Fishy Projects. I am adding an Ocean Park fabric strip to the fancy kitchen towels and starting some wonky ‘vintage’ fish theme blocks as the centers of some Ocean Park wonky log cabins.

The Second and Equally Fun Way to Play.

We want everyone to have a chance to win some Ocean Park for yourself, so we also have a secondary way to enter if you haven’t yet picked up your favorite Banyan Batiks. Make as many of my Something Fishy quilt blocks as you can muster from what fabric you  have already. Here is the link to the Free PDF for the block. They can be out of anything in your stash – Yeah for Stash Busting! Extra love from us Of Course for doing these in Banyan Batiks as well.

Something Fishy Sew Along with Ocean Park by Blue Nickel Studios for Banyan Batiks

Note that in these top two Fish, I have used Ocean Park and Banyan Essentials with the Salt Wind line by Emily Taylor for FIGO Fabrics. The Bottom two Fish here are all Ocean Park and Banyan Essentials.

So what do I do after I make Something Fishy?

Good question! Next take a great photo of your Fishy Project and/or Something Fishy Block! Then go ahead and post it on Instagram with the hashtags #somethingfishysewalong #somethingfishysal and #somethingfishy. Be sure to tag me @bluenickelstudios and if you are using a Banyan Batik @banyanbatiks. Would be great if you followed us too if you are new to our Instagram feeds!

What Can You Win?

We will be drawing winning names every Monday from October 28th through Dec 2nd. Each week someone will win Banyan Batiks and a prize from a participating sponsor. Some of the Current Sponsors are Martingale Publishing, Olfa, and Aurifil Threads. Others will be announced on my Instagram Feed as the Sew Along goes on.

Throughout the event, I will also be posting various projects that I have been making with Ocean Park and a ton of Something Fishy Blocks to inspire you and give you ideas.

Main Points to remember!

To win Prizes you must post an image of your Something Fishy block or project on Instagram with the hashtags >>  #somethingfishysewalong #somethingfishysal and #somethingfishy … More information will continue on my Instagram feed as the weeks go on. There will likely not be many more posts here on the website. It will get mentioned on Facebook so more people are aware of it, but the entering will still be done via Instagram.

Won’t you come ‘fishing’ with us? I can’t wait to see what you reel in during our Something Fishy Sew Along!

Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,


  • Ginger Marshall


    Ayumi Mills of Pink Penguin is my co-worker, Kim Mills’ daughter-in-law!

    October 21, 2019 at 9:27 pm

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