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Thread: Searching for fish/ocean life

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    Super Member sparkys_mom's Avatar
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    Searching for fish/ocean life

    I want to make a quilt that features various kinds of ocean fish and am having a great deal of difficulty finding anything. I don't need lots but I do need variety. Angel fish, Lion fish, Clown fish, Jelly fish all spring to mind. The quilt I have in mind can be seen here: http://filminthefridge.com/2012/02/1...ers-quilt-top/

    The fish would be the "feature" squares, can vary in size and, as you can see, do not even have to all be the same size. I've been searching all over with no luck.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Pat

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    I saw a log cabin quilt there, iss that right. I made a small wall quilt ...downloaded pics of fish and made mine pcd.

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    Try a google search for coloring pages for the above named fish. For example: Clown fish

    https://www.google.com/search?q=clow...w=1025&bih=469
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I used Images at google for "Ocean Life" and got multiple photos you could use. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...mg.NUzxSZLvQLA

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    Not fish - but have the equivalent of a fat quarter with sea otters. The fabric is from years ago. Also have a beachy sandy fabric - shells, starfish, some footprints. Not quite a FQ. Would give to someone who would use them.

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    Thank you everyone who has responded so far. I'm trying to avoid printing photos for this but that did make me remember Spoonflower and I found a couple of things there that I can use and also managed to find a couple of FQs on an Etsy site that I can use. I think I might be okay at this point.

    You guys are the greatest!
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    Try this site, they have some great animal and sea life fabrics: http://www.bugfabric.com/sealife.htm
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    www.seasidesewingandquilts.com I was just in there today and she has a lot of new ocean/fish fabrics. The store is in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
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    Funny you should ask.... I just got a shipment on ocean themes from e.quilter.com. I particularly like them because you can use their search box to go directly to what you want. And you can pick out a color in a fabric, click on it, and several fabrics with that shade of color come up (not general, but very specific). I've been using them for years and they are always right on... with their photos, their service, their shipping.

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    Bear Paw Quilt company has a pretty good selection of 'sea life' fabrics- when you go to the on line catalog click on the link for fishing.
    they even have a panal with a sea turtle, an octopus, lion fish, angel fish & coral- it is one of the panals i used when i made the 'Ashley's ocean' Quilt.
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    Some great suggestions here. Thank you, everyone! I have ordered a few things and will wait to see how it works out before I go crazy ordering more. I will probably only need six or so different prints to do this.

    My nephew got married late last year. He and his new bride both scuba dive although he is more into it - being a master diver and leading dive trips a few times a year. She, however, is a planetary scientist so I wanted to incorporate the 'sea and the sky' so to speak.

    I was fortunate enough to see a fat eighth bundle of stars and moons, etc. I figure that's 'close enough' so I will merge these two themes into one quilt as a wedding gift. They are not youngsters and don't need anything at all but I think they will enjoy and appreciate something like this. Oh, and she's a sometime quilter and spins wool, too, so I KNOW she will appreciate the effort.
    Pat

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    The search function on equilter.com is great and will bring up most anything you type in

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    Let me know if you still need some squares. I used to dive, and like to make I Spy quilts.

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