Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Larry's Fish Quilt - another old quilt in review

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.


Moneik said...

That's an awesome quilt. Paul would love it. I made him a fishing quilt the 2nd Christmas we were together. We still use it and he loves it.

Moneik said...

Paul would love this quilt. I made him a fishing quilt for our 2nd Christmas together and he loves it. We still use it a lot.

Kristie said...

That is beautiful! I love the quilting that you did on it, perfect for the design. And all the fabrics match perfectly.

I remember when I was just a wee little girl, my Dad was a lineman for the phone company. I thought he was a bodybuilder with all the muscles he had. I guess they come with all the climbing that they do.

jillquilts said...

Very cool quilt! Everything flows nicely and then quilting is awesome!

Norma said...

For some reason, my comment yesterday would not go through. So, I will try again.

Your son is a pretty lucky guy....I would say from that picture that he was very pleased. How neat that you found that fabric to frame the fussy cuts! Wish I could find deer and elk fabic like that for the great white hunter a quilt. Need to start looking.

Do you hand quilt on a frame or use a hoop?

Suzan said...

Love the quilt - especially like the "scale" print border around the fish.

bj said...

Amelia...thank you for giving me the tip on what to do about my pictures on postings....I sooo appreciate it.
This quilt is so awesome!
Hugs, bj