Saturday, August 02, 2008

What became of the fish?


Here is the quilt. This is what I had planned to make with the wonky fish I showed the other day.
I really need to start planning my quilts better. This once again was to be a baby quilt for the grand baby. Well, guess what, it is big, 48x61. I just start sewing without any thought of what the size might be when I finish. As you can also see, I don't put much fore thought into what fabric I might have on hand and how much of the fabric I might have either. I mostly purchase rems so I use what I have and make it work. I do like the variety I get this way, it probably does not appeal to most people, but I like the charm of it.
I will hopefully get a back pieced together tomorrow and quilted. I think I will do an pantograph and add eyes and bubbles afterwards.
I best get to bed. It is late and tomorrow morning will come sooner than later.
Good night to all. Dot

21 comments:

Tanya said...

It is wonderful! I know how those Wonky quilts can grow! Your grandbaby will LOVE this quilt!

Lynda said...

This is a great quilt. I'm also glad to find someone else who doesn't plan and uses what they have. the only problem with the latter, is that I rarely have enough of anything, so end up substituting - makes for a more interesting quilt though!

Joyce said...

I love it. I have the same problem and the quilts nearly always end up much larger that I thought. Still, I think that's what wonky is all about.

The Calico Cat said...

LOVE IT! I like how improvisational quilts get when they are scrappy. (You'll have to gift the book with the quilt, ya know.)

Sweet P said...

How adorable! Who cares what size it is? It will last a long time and will bring lots of smiles! Awesome job on it!

Lizzy said...

I love your quilt!!!! I'm not big on planning I just end up with what I end up with.

andrea said...

I love it!

The quilt might be big for a little baby now but when baby is like 2 or 3 and still sleeping underneath it, it being big won't be a problem!

pincushionpoints said...

I love this one. Do you mind if I borrow your idea? I work with fish biologists who bought the book for my girls when my youngest was born. One of them is getting ready to retire after 30+ years. I think this would be the perfect present.

KCQuilter said...

I LOVE THIS QUILT!!!! That is one of my very favorite kids books and you have made a masterpiece about it!!! So adorable.

Catherine said...

What a super quilt -- love it. It's one of those quilts that just makes you smile as soon as you see it!

Jeanne said...

It's a terrific quilt! Remember that baby will grow quickly and need something a tad larger than a baby quilt. *s*

Karol-Ann said...

Very quirky! It's great!

andsewitis Holly said...

It's fantastic! You definitely know how to make things work because your quilts always look so great.

Ali Honey said...

It's a great fishy quilt! I think Dr. Seuss would have approved - I'm sure baby will.

Silverthimble said...

I love this quilt, Dot! This one takes me back to my elementary school days.

belinda said...

OHHH MYY GOSH!!!! Like....I so like this you know....like this quilt!!! I have a lake place and am a avid fisherwomen. Most fish items you see are not so cute, but THIS IS. When I bought my lake house I vehemently told everyone.."DO NOT start giving me "fish" things. I AM NOT using the fish theme in here"!! But, I wouldn't mind something like this draped across a chair. The "silly" fuzzy I made my granddaughter when she was born...well, she is 6 now and it has to go with her everywhere. Your quilt will be loved for years to come!!!

Valerie said...

I love your quilt. It is gorgeous. This is my first visit with you. I love your blog.

cher said...

what a terrific quilt Dot! I just think it is wonderful-not too big for a baby quilt in my opinion either.

The Quilting Pirate said...

I think it's turning out sooo cute!!

AJ said...

That is an awesome quilt top. I just love how creative you are. And just looking at it brings back so many memories from when I was a child.

paula, the quilter said...

As baby grows the quilt will become a great toddler quilt because of it's size. It's a great quilt.