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Fish quilt for nephew's baby

Old 02-04-2013, 05:16 PM
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Default Fish quilt for nephew's baby

I came across a similar quilt in Google Images and used it as a starting point for this quilt. The fish appliques came from a quilt called Pond Pals in the Winter 2008 edition of Quiltmaker's Favorites magazine. The applique was a full size insert that happened to be the perfect size for the 12" block...saved me a lot of time in recreating it.

The overall size is about 36" x 48". It is 4-square blocks (6" finished), 6" blocks and 12" blocks. I cut the "bubbles" with my olfa circle cutter. This was made entirely from my stash and my small scrap pile for the fish bodies. I cut out the center of the fusible on the larger pieces before applying, just leaving 1/4"-3/8" or so around the edges so it wouldn't be too thick to quilt through.

The back is made from a few smaller pieces of batiks I had that went well, and the darker green strips were pulled from my "homemade" jelly roll strip pile.

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:23 PM
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Sew adorable! Super job on the appliqué and quilting.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:26 PM
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Love the crative layout and the colors Great job!
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Look at you! Being all creative! What a GREAT gift! I want one now.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:31 PM
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love those fish!! great looking quilt!
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how delightful... nicely done
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Aww that's really cute!
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Darling! I love it!
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This is so cute love your color choice I am sure it will be well loved and cherished
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It's great, love the bubbles.
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