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Thread: My Dead Fish Quilt

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    My Dead Fish Quilt

    This was my first experience with a zig zag pattern and I didn't realize that you are not supposed to use prints with a one way design - after I did the first two rows I noticed that some of my fish were swimming upside down - My cousin pointed out that is what fish do after they expire!

    Anyway I loved the colors on the original photo so I tried to duplicate them as much as possible. I made this quilt for one of the Nurses where I work that does not want to know the sex of her baby - I hope he/she enjoys it and not too many people notice the imperfections!
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    How funny!! But there is no "supposed to", remember. Just anal piecing if you wish it!
    I LIKE your quilt; with "upside down" fish, it can viewed from either direction. So there!

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    Very pretty! The upside-down fish will be right-side up, when the quilt is turned around.
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    I love your quilt and I'm wanting to make one. Love the color selection !
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    It looks beautiful. We are always learning. Enjoy your pretty quilt!
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    Well, if you turn the quilt around, the ones that were upside down are now right side up! I think the baby will have fun with the bright colors and lively design. Tell the quilt police to go arrest somebody else!
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    yes nice... and we will not send the quilt police

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    Well, if you turn the quilt around, the ones that were upside down are now right side up! I think the baby will have fun with the bright colors and lively design. Tell the quilt police to go arrest somebody else!
    That was my thought also. Great Quilt.

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    What imperfections?!


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    Your color choices are absolutely magnificent! Who cares what the fish are doing? Maybe they're acrobats. Or maybe they're upside-down catfish. http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/ca...idedowncat.htm

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    Beautiful colors, beautiful quilt!

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    Oh, turn it 90 degrees and the fish will be swimming up and down. Seriously, it's too pretty to fuss about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Very pretty! The upside-down fish will be right-side up, when the quilt is turned around.

    Pretty. I agree. Same is true of any one way picture, you can only see one way at a time.
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    It is very pretty!

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    Upside down catfish...yeah that's it! Everyone here is so funny..
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    Great name for a quilt, i like it

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    Awesome quilt the baby well love it and the babys mother well treasure it I bet!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    How funny!! But there is no "supposed to", remember. Just anal piecing if you wish it!
    I LIKE your quilt; with "upside down" fish, it can viewed from either direction. So there!

    Jan in VA
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    looks great!
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    That's no big deal - great quilt. Like the colors!

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    Very pretty, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    I agree with other comments, when you turn it around it is right side up. Adorable baby quilt. Love the colors and design.

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    Really cute!
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    Too funny. Still looks great to me.

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    I love your colors and just remember a lot of fabric is printed with the motif going both directions to avoid being a directional piece. You just did it on your sewing machine!
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