Have you ever stumbled over some fabric that you immediately knew it had to be a quilt for some loved person? When I found this fish fabric with matching fabric from the same manufacturer I knew it had to come home with me. At that time, I knew it would be just a very plain vanilla type quilt as the print told the story.
Number 1 son does a lot of bass tournament fishing - so this was right down his alley - so to speak. He is a big, big guy - 6'4" and weighing about 285 - not fat - just lots and lots of muscles. Until a couple of years ago he was a lineman for the local public electric company. Well, he still works for them - just in a different capacity.
Admiring his latest quilt.
All of the fish were "fussy cut" in a 10 inch square.
For the quilting in the "fish" part I did a wavy line - this gave movement to the block - like water moving.
Look at the design on the fabric just next to the fish fabric. It sort of looks like the belly part of the fish - or like a snake. Either one still gave me the colors to blend with the fish.
Click on the photos to enlarge them to get a better look. Yes, the marking lines for stitching are visable - pictures were taken before removing them.