Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fisherman's Quilt

These photos feature a quilt that I made for our family cottage in northern Wisconsin. I used a simple pattern that I adapted from a baby quilt pattern in a magazine. This quilt is lap size.

I used an assortment of vintage-looking fishing themed fabric. The outer border and backing is a soft green flannel.

I quilted half of the inner pieces with a simple fish shape. Actually, the Christian fish or Ichthys. I cut a few body shapes out of freezer paper. I pressed the shape on to the quilt and quilted around it. After a few presses with the iron, the pieces lost their "stickiness" so I just pinned them on and stitched around, with good results. Then, in the border, I quilted continuous loops of the body shape. I used a meandering looping design in the rest of the inner pieces. The binding is pieced.

Speaking of fishing, I caught this guy on camera just after he had a successful fishing expedition. An amazing sight!


SandyQuilts said...

Love it.

Anonymous said...

Sue - what a beautiful and cozy quilt. I love your colors!!!

Thank you for your kind words on my birthday party tablescape. It was fun for me to set up. :)

Janean said...

Sue, adore the muted colors and don't think i've seen a fishing lap quilt! lovely photo too...<3

Chris said...

Beautiful quilt. I always love nature themes.

Did you go to Eagle Days in Prairie du Sac? We missed it this year, but have gone in the past.

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