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Thread: Looking for a fish pattern for brother's quilt

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    My brother loves to fish! I am making him a quilt for his birthday and thought a fish themed one would be nice. He also loves Nascar!! So I will check into something like that too. Anyone have any easy ideas for a man's quilt using one of these? Thanks for your ideas and thoughts!

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    I have seen one and made one but have the directions for either, sorry>

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    Nascar on the front, fishing on the back? Or vice/versa? :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Nascar on the front, fishing on the back? Or vice/versa? :D:D:D
    gee I didn't think of that but I believe it's the way to go. I've never done one tho. Is it hard to hand quilt thru the seams, do you think?

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    I am going to watch this. Needing fish ideas for son here!

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    Here's a small, fun, silly little fish pattern I made years ago.

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    It's not what it appears, so if you are interested, PM me for a pattern.
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    Here's a child's quilt (that is still not finished). I don't know if you could adapt it for an adult quilt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-75409-1.htm

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    Who is his favorite driver? Some have their own fabric and there are some general Nascar fabrics also. I've made several.

    There are many great fish patterns and fabrics out there too. Do you prefer pieced or applique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneMoreQuilt
    Who is his favorite driver? Some have their own fabric and there are some general Nascar fabrics also. I've made several.

    There are many great fish patterns and fabrics out there too. Do you prefer pieced or applique?
    I don't know anything about Nascar :( I'll try to find out so thanks for that tip. He's met a bunch of them. I can do either but time will be a factor because I procrastinate- and you won't hear me admit that too often :) I'm thinking I'm doing good to be planning already. The last one I made for my other brother was done in 3 weeks but my back hurt so bad and my fingers barely moved afterwards so I don't want to do that again. I also was sewing the binding on the 5 hour trip to his birthday party- thank goodness I wasn't driving :)

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    I googled free fish patterns but didn't see anything that just said "make me now" :) I love
    Jan's quilt above but I don't like all the little pieces and corners. I loose interest with too complicated patterns.

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    I would love to make this one some day. I don't have the pattern just copied the picture from somebody that made it.
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    This is the bottom of a quilt I made for our cabin. The fish in the pattern weren't like to ones we have in our lake so I designed them myself. You can do just about anything with applique.

    Also, have you seen the fisherman fred block. It is similar to sunbonnet sue and the pattern I have has a boy carrying a fishing pole with a fish on it.
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    at http://maryquilts.com/fish is a cute and easy pattern for fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I love Jan's quilt above but I don't like all the little pieces and corners. I loose interest with too complicated patterns.
    Too complicated???!!
    Little pieces and corners???

    Good grief, this quilt is made with four (well, really 3!) simple strip pieced blocks (not a cut triangle anywhere!) and really easy instructions for the setting triangles. And there are only 4 "corners" in the whole quilt!!

    I truly do not know how a quilt could be simpler unless it was big ole 12" squares sewn together!! :D It's even as easy as, or easier, than Leakus's darling bright blue one.

    PM me withyour email addy and I'll send you the instructions if you like.

    Jan in VA

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