Modern Guild Fish Quilt

fish-quiltThis quilt is the Grand River Modern Quilt Guild’s entry into Quiltcon in Savannah 2017.

The Modern Quilt Guild designates a set of fabric for the challenge and a theme.  In this case, the theme is scale.   At a particularly enjoyable meeting, our guild decided to take the scale theme a bit deeper and the idea of fish scales popped to the surface.  We loved the humour in the idea.  Each member of the guild then took some of the challenge fabric to make a fish.  We strove for scale – big, medium and small fish.  We had enough fish that we made two quilts.

We had a design evening when the group collectively decided on the layout of the fish.  Then member Lois assembled this top.  Once the top was complete, I quilted it in a fish scale pattern, which most traditionalists might see as clam shell.    The backing is a lime green bubble fabric that echoes the fish colours of the front.  A happy fabric.  I made a scrappy binding which guild member Liz will apply and hand stitch to the backing.  It will be fun to see this hanging at Quiltcon.  Savannah, Feb 2017!  Here we come!

After the competition, the finished quilt will be donated to Victoria’s Quilts, an outreach charitable group which gives quilts to cancer patients.


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