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    Smile need help with pattern

    My cousin's daughter is graduating next month, she will continue her education as a Marine Biologist
    I order some "Fun Fishy" fabric from Fabric.com tonight so now I need a quick fun pattern to make, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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    i couldn't find anything there called Fun Fishy. is it one of these?
    https://www.fabric.com/SearchResults...3-26a376046a5e
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    Warm Wishes is always my go to for a quick quilt.
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    There is a pieced pattern of Fish Bowls that might be fun to do.

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    How about a DNP (disappearing nine patch)? They seem to always work no matter what fabric is used and it is a fairly quick sew. There is also Take Five and Turning Twenty (or something like that). It just depends on how many different fabrics you are using.
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    Warm Wishes was my first thought as well.

    http://www.quiltmaker.com/content_do...DoubleSize.pdf

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    Warm Wishes is the simplest quilt to make. You can make changes to the pattern. I have this quilt I am going to make and cut the Focus fabric larger making it an 8" square. You could do fuzzy cuts of fish and use them in the corners. For my quilt, I wonted to make something that looked like a propeller. I did the drawing using EQ7.
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    Here is a cute paper pieced pattern from QC

    http://www.quilterscache.com/F/FishBowlBlock.html
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    Thinking I was thru reading about this particular topic, I googled
    https://www.google.com/search?site=&...52.-3MR4xrOJ5Y
    and found some surprisingly beautiful quilt ideas!! Take a look before making up your mind; there's so much more to Marine biology than just fish!

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    I totally agree with you, there is more than fishes to Marine Biology, but the fabric out there just doesn't support it
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    that is adorable it gets my vote The Fish Bowl

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    I just watched YouTube...check out the Strip Scramble Quilt by Man Sewing w/Rob Appell. He uses a marine theme fabric in his quilt. Great tutorial and beautiful quilt.

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    how bout attic windows

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    Sewing with Nancy did a block, fish fabric would be the 12.5" block with stripes of two different colors and makes an 18" black and is fast and easy.
    http://wpt.org/SewingWithNancy/Video...-blocks-part-1

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    Normabeth, did you look at the link Jan posted? She's not taling about fabric printed with the images. She's talking about making them, often with batiks.

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    All the quilts on Jan's post are great. It's just up to the maker what they want to do.

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    I really like the idea of the fish bowl pattern, but the one at QuilterCache is only 6 inches - is there larger patterns out there? Can I just enlarge this pattern on a copier?
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