Because I like to quilt as I go rather then quilt around a lot of objects, I need to add a fish now even though early on. So I draw him out on tissue and then take a sheet of fusible and trace all the parts of him labeling them with what they are and what color they are. This is all done in reverse of the way he will face on the quilt.
Once he is finished.....I place him on the background and will fuse him down and quilt him.
This construction took me one full hour before quilting.