Fruit has a long history of being used as an adornment to grace a tabletop: A first-century fresco in Pompeii depicts a lavish table with a fruit centerpiece, and the French later raised this table decoration to a high art. Try using these easy-to-find fruits and nuts to transform your own table.
Fabric 1: 1 yard of 45-inch-wide printed cotton (with a design that varies in size), for quilt front
Fabric 2: 1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide coordinating printed cotton, for quilt back
Fabric 3: 1/2 yard of 45-inch-wide solid cotton, for binding
Hand-quilting needle(s) (I prefer size 10 betweens)
Wool batting, 36 by 46 inchesNote: If you use Quilter's Dream wool or cotton batting, your stitching can be up to 8 inches apart and the batting will remain stable. If you use another brand, check the manufacturer's directions for the maximum distance between stitches.
A fishing-themed party that includes the invitations shown here, gummy-worm decorations, favors, a wooden-fish painting project, and a fish-shaped chocolate cake studded with candy wafers is sure to make a big splash.