Tuesday 10 May 2016

A fishy story

Today I'm linking with Connie from Freemotion by the river When I first started blogging Connie's blog was one of the first I started following. Connie has always been a prolific quilter and at that time was starting to make her own designs. There are so many lovely patterns and I have several stashed away waiting for the either the perfect fabric or the right person to make it for. One of the patterns was this one.

When my work colleague Maria told me she was pregnant I knew this would be the perfect baby quilt. I showed her the pattern and she was really excited.

The fishy fabric I found has really cute fish with very happy faces and I love that there are different types of fish.

Backing fabric is also really important and I found this cute piece that is perfect not only for the backing but also the binding.

The pattern was very easy to follow and it went together very quickly.

I quilted a  meander on the blue background for the appliqued fish having first outlined the fish.

On the fishy fabric I quilted waves between the fish. I'm really pleased with the finished quilt and know Maria will love it. We are having a baby shower for her in early June as the baby is due at the end of June. She is excited as this is her first baby. She doesn't know whether the baby is a boy or girl and she doesn't want to know. At first I was a little worried that the quilt might be more appropriate for a boy but the bright colours and the fish fabric make it perfect for either. 

Thanks Connie for a great pattern, it was a pleasure to make.

Now to get back to my knitting which is also for Maria's baby. I also need to print the quilt label and attach it. 



  1. Love the fish they are cute. Great quilting.

  2. This is such a cute motif for a baby quilt...who doesn't love fish. Bright and colourful too.

  3. You are so welcome! That is so cute Lyndsey and I am so happy that you are sharing it! Gosh, I forgot all about that Fish quilt pattern.....I should make another one. I just know Maria will love it!