Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
NEED HELP SELECTING A QUILT PATTERN >

NEED HELP SELECTING A QUILT PATTERN

NEED HELP SELECTING A QUILT PATTERN

Old 01-12-2011, 08:07 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Default

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.
jdannieb is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 08:23 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Quiltforme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Beautiful Washington state!
Posts: 3,203
Default

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!
Quiltforme is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 08:26 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
scowlkat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,500
Default

Hi glad to have you here. I think it is so special when someone makes a quilt out of a loved ones clothing!
scowlkat is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 08:33 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,016
Default

Welcome from Washington.
M.E.H. is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 08:50 PM
  #5  
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Camarillo, California
Posts: 35,241
Default

Welcome to the board from Southern California!
Jim's Gem is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 09:06 PM
  #6  
Jim
Super Member
 
Jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bardstown, Kentucky
Posts: 2,156
Default

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
Jim is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 09:38 PM
  #7  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Default

sorry, didn't mean to yell. just use to typing in caps, as it is bolder. thanks for the info. i am new. sorrrrrrrrrry.
jdannieb is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 09:40 PM
  #8  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Default

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
jdannieb is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 09:56 PM
  #9  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 20,307
Default

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:
sharon b is offline  
Old 01-12-2011, 10:25 PM
  #10  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4
Default

thanks for the info, i really appreciate it.
jdannieb is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ocydroma
Main
9
10-19-2015 06:57 AM
Suz
Recipes
12
10-19-2012 10:19 AM
joivey
Main
3
04-29-2011 09:56 AM
Dina
Main
17
02-09-2011 05:50 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.