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Go Fish wins

OMGoodness! I am so excited! Tonight, my "Go Fish" quilt placed first among 15 made during a special challenge by my quilt guild.

The challenge was, using the fat quarter provided (the darkest fabric pictured above), make a child size quilt with a "Childrens' Games" theme. I found the fishing pole fabric at a resale shop and there was plenty enough of it to use for a border and for the quilt backing. Then I went shopping for fish fabric and other fabrics that reminded me of water, bubbles, and fishing line. Using the fish fabric as the "chimney", I built a simple log cabin block using the primary-colored fabrics. Once it was pieced, it seemed something was missing. All those little fish were facing the middle; they must be looking at something. Naturally, what they must be looking at is a fat, juicy worm. So appliqued the hook and worm in the center. The quilt top is pieced by machine quilted in broad squiggly lines to imitate waves of water using a walking foot on my home sewing machine.

I loved the design I came up with, but I never thought I had a chance of winning against the other quilters who are so much more experienced than I.

In addition to a blue ribbon, I was presented with a gift certificate for a LQS in the amount of $25.

All the quilts were donated to a program benefiting children in the foster care program in our county. In addition, the guild members had a "baby shower" to benefit a program at a local hospital to benefit new parents.

Published Wed, Jul 11 2012 9:13 PM by Gramz Quilts

Comments

# re: Go Fish wins@ Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:03 PM

congratulations on your win.  

by Nana

# re: Go Fish wins@ Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:05 AM

congratulations ,very cute quilt .

by Barbara

# re: Go Fish wins@ Thursday, July 12, 2012 9:06 AM

Thank you, Nana and Barbara.

# re: Go Fish wins@ Friday, July 13, 2012 7:43 AM

Love your quilt.  Congratulations on your win!

by Robin

# re: Go Fish wins@ Friday, July 13, 2012 8:22 PM

Really cute quilt, you have a good imagination! Congratulations

Darel

# re: Go Fish wins@ Friday, July 13, 2012 11:58 PM

Congratulations on a quilt well-done.

by gini

# re: Go Fish wins@ Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:09 AM

Aww, thanks Robin, Darel, and Gini! This is the first quilt I put in any sort of competition. It was a huge surprise to win a prize.

# re: Go Fish wins@ Saturday, July 14, 2012 5:51 PM

Wonderful quilt!  Whoever it goes to, they'll love it!  

# re: Go Fish wins@ Sunday, July 15, 2012 10:04 PM

Thanks, Patricia. I sometimes wonder if I will ever see it again. I kind of miss it. You know how attached we get to our work. lol

# re: Go Fish wins@ Monday, July 16, 2012 12:04 PM

So cute, very clever design!

# re: Go Fish wins@ Monday, July 16, 2012 9:55 PM

Way to go!  What a cute idea you came up with!  The win was certainly deserved.

by MNnancy

# re: Go Fish wins@ Wednesday, July 18, 2012 10:44 AM

@Pat: Thank you. I let the fabrics talk to me. ;)

@MNnancy: Thanks!!!