Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Wedding Quilt - Things Got a Little Fishy

My sister's son married a sweet girl this summer. We couldn't be there, so we decided to make them a quilt, hoping they'd know how much we love them in spite of not being able to make it. They are fishermen (people?) and artists. We tried to encompass both of those things with the quilt we made. 
Oh, and by we.... I mean I did the background and Jess did all the epic stuff. I do like my background but I LOVE what Jess did.

The lure was taken from a painting that my new niece, Shelby, did of a lure Tayler made. The fish is from one of his photos. Jess did an amazing job translating them into the quilt. I believe she may post some details of her process.
We chose batiks to help give it a water feel. I had some anxious moments trying to figure out how to get what was in my head to work with the fabric. I'm sure I could have found a tutorial somewhere but apparently I need to torment myself sometimes..... When it finally clicked with me, it was a lot of fun and I want to do it again.
The fish and lure are both raw edge appliqué. The trout also has painted details.
We backed it in a lovely plaid flannel, perfect for cold winter nights. 

Quilt details:
Approx 60 x 70
Fish and lure - Kona Cottons 
Background - Batiks from JoAnn Fabrics
Backing - Flannel from JoAnn Fabrics
Thread - Aurifil 50w
Batting - Pellon's Nature Touch 100% cotton

I've added our quilt to the Blogger's Quilt Festival in the Art quilt catagory.


  1. This's is beautiful!!! I don't even like fishing and I love this! And Jessica just called ME ridiculous! Hahahaha! I love what you guys did!

  2. One of your best! I love the way you did the batiks, which I think is my favorite patterns, this is a painting with material.

  3. Totally cool quilt! You've got my vote in the Festival! Great job!

  4. Totally awesome quilt! You get my vote!

  5. That is amazing...ur mom is right. It looks like a painting, there is so much movement to it. Truly talented ladies!


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