Thursday, July 31, 2008

rainbow fish

during the summer life is so busy I don't have time to do much quilting. however I do have one fun project underway for a friend who has a friend who is expecting a baby this fall. during the interview with my friend where I try and learn a bit about the interests of the family who will be given the quilt, I found out that they were really into fish.

instead of using fabric with fish, I thought I'd make fish out of fabric. I'm calling this quilt "rainbow fish." right now I'm in the quilting stage of the project - I am currently handstitching an overlay of what I hope will appear to be seaweed over the center panel.

since this quilt will be presented to the expecting mother before the birth of her son, I won't have the particulars of name, date of birth, etc. to stitch on the quilt. instead I hope to find a nice children's rhyme or poem to stitch along the border instead. any suggestions?

right now I'm calling this quilt 'rainbow fish' - there is a very popular children's book by marc pfister entitled 'the rainbow fish' - in fact there seems to be a whole series of rainbow fish books!


Vicki W said...

It's very cute!!

marxsny said...

I love it, it's perfect. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Pecos Blue said...

Wow that is a really neat quit. I love the pattern. Where did you get it?

Gary said...


This is so clever. I love it. I have been looking for some rhyme or poem to stitch along the border but have not found anything fitting. I am sure there must be something in "The Little Prince" but then again perhaps it's best to stick with a water/fish theme. How about something from the book "Big Al". I can't find my copy though.

I'll keep looking.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just beautiful! The colors just pop!blessings, Kathleen