Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

The Aquarium Quilt

It is time once again for….

In 1993, my friend Sandy announced that she was expecting and that she was planning to decorate the baby’s room in a “fish” motif.

I IMMEDIATELY started thinking and planning a quilt to welcome this new addition. Remember that way back then (in the stone age), we didn’t have access to Electric Quilt or other design software so I was relegated to graph paper and pencil…..

My biggest design problem was figuring out how to make the quilt without too many inset seams!!

The first draft of the pattern only had 3 fabrics for the background water but in the end, I decided to use more than that. Of course, part of the decision may have been made because I didn’t have many large pieces of any one fabric. That would NOT be a problem now!!

In my notes about the quilt I wrote…..”The piecing was difficult, but was a lot of fun to do!!”

The back was inspired by a pattern for a goldfish bowl and from the fact that Sandy was a huge cat lover….still is!! The fish in the bowl are made from “cat” fabric, making them Catfish!!!!

It is fun to look back at quilts from a different time!!!

Do you have a favorite quilt from early in your quilting career???

6 thoughts on “The Aquarium Quilt

  1. That wonderful quilt hung on Steven’s wall well past babyhood. It is still one of my favorites and will hopefully be passed on to a grandchild some day.

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