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    Old 01-12-2011, 08:07 PM
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    HI,
    I AM NEW TO THIS MESSAGE BOARD. I HAVE BEEN QUILTING ABOUT A YEAR NOW. MADE 9 QUILTS LAST YEAR, AND GAVE THEM ALL WAY, (EXCEPT FOR 1, MINE), FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. I SAVED MOST OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S DRESSES AND USED THEM AS THE QUILT BLOCKS, BUT NOW I AM STUCK WITH A PROBLEM. I RECENTLY ACQUIRED MY DAUGHTER IN LAW'S, GRANDFATHER'S SHIRTS, ( HE JUST RECENTLY PASS ON). I WANT TO MAKE HER A QUILT USING HIS SHIRTS, BUT IN SOME KIND OF FISHING PATTERN, I THINK. HE LOVED TO FISH, AND AS A CHILD SHE WOULD GO WITH HIM. ANY ADVISE OR HELP WOULD BE SINCERELY APPRECIATED.
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    Old 01-12-2011, 08:23 PM
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    There are some great blocks made to look like fish. It is a square on point if you use the search button up above you will find some great patterns.

    (just an fyi caps are like yelling some are sensitive to it.) Welcome to our group!
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    Old 01-12-2011, 08:26 PM
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    Hi glad to have you here. I think it is so special when someone makes a quilt out of a loved ones clothing!
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    Old 01-12-2011, 08:33 PM
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    Welcome from Washington.
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    Old 01-12-2011, 08:50 PM
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!
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    Old 01-12-2011, 09:06 PM
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    HI welcome from Kentucky...I have made many memory quilts...you have a limited supply of most usable fabrics when cutting away the seams buttoms collars etc but also enough to do blocks of fish or individual blocks for scrappy quilts. There are great fish blocks, I have a few pics of them if you need them just PM me...Good Luck
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    Old 01-12-2011, 09:38 PM
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    sorry, didn't mean to yell. just use to typing in caps, as it is bolder. thanks for the info. i am new. sorrrrrrrrrry.
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    Old 01-12-2011, 09:40 PM
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    haven't had any luck yet, finding a pattern that i like. if you could kindly send me pic, i would really appreciate it. thanks
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    Old 01-12-2011, 09:56 PM
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    Well if you applique at all yous the shirts to applique some fish : http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/Aquatic%20Designs.html

    Here is a paper pieced fish pattern : http://www.ilovetocraft.com/quilting/paperfish.shtml

    I realize these are not the type of fish he might have fished for but the general idea is there :thumbup:
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    Old 01-12-2011, 10:25 PM
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    thanks for the info, i really appreciate it.
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