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Thread: Memory Quilt - Flying Fish Pattern

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    Super Member Pam Pollock's Avatar
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    I finally finished the memory quilt I've been working on. I used the Flying Fish pattern from Quilters Cache. I still have to put the label on...but wanted to post it as I finally had a dry day to take a photo & enough people to help hold it. I'm going to give it to my SIL in November. The fish are all made with the different materials from my BIL's shirts. He was quite the fisherman so that's why I chose that pattern. I purchased a pale green flannel for the background. The back is a plaid flannel that brings in a lot of the colors of the shirts but I forgot to take a photo of the back. The buttons used for the eyes were the ones from his shirts. I used warm & natural for the batting. The fish are all paperpieced.
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    I love that you used all the old shirts to make this quilt. It's gorgeous on its own, but to think that there is that much memory worked into the quilt will always make it that more special. And you even used his buttons. How cool is that? I think it's wonderful, and your paper-piecing is perfect! :)

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    I love the fish quilt. I have all of my kids and husbands old flannel shirts saved. I want to do something like that for them. But, they don't fish.
    Yours is great.
    Judy

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    There are so many patterns out there!! You're bound to find something to fit each person's personality perfectly. :-)

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    Very cute idea. You did a very nice job on all your fish :lol: :lol:

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    Oh Pam! What a treasure! It sounds like you couldn't have done more to make it 'him'! I'm sure your SIL will love it! If it were me, I'd be close to crying when I saw it! It'll be like getting a hug from him everytime she wraps it around herself!

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    That is so thoughtful! I'm sure she is going to love it, I know I would. She will treasure that for years to come!

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    what a great quilt. very touching, i know your SIL will love it. i sure would.

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    I really like it...

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    Thanks for all the kind comments. I think she will be happy to have it. It was hard to ask her if she would like a quilt made from his shirts so soon after he died but I'm glad I did ask because otherwise she might have given them away. Again, thanks for all the comments. It does help!

    Pam

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    Just wonderful, Pam. You are one thoughtful person....... I love all the shirt fabric and the quilt has such a masculine "feel" to it. She is going to love it.

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    What a beautiful gesture and a beautiful quilt. She will treasure it I'm sure.

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    Wonderful quilt :D You did an awesome job on the piecing and the button eyes are just the right accent :D You could not have done anything nicer/better to help you SIL, so comforting to cuddle with him in spirit when times get rough :D :D :D

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    That's really a wonderful quilt and a precious gift.

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    Absolutely wonderful!!! I bet she'll use this to wrap up in when she misses him most and feel all the love thats in the quilt...from him and you!! What a great way to give her everlasting hugs from him!!

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    That is so thougtful and well done. some day their children and grandchildren will cherish it. :D

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    What a clever idea! I love all the plaid fish. The button eyes were a cute touch. She's going to love it!

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    What a gift to treasure. Very thoughtful and creative of you. Well done!!!

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    love your idea with the button eyes... nice for males

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