I made this quilt for our first grandchild (when he was 7 years old) using Anne Moscicki's pattern 'Down at the Bay' from her book 'Joined at the Heart'. At the time, my daughter's family was living on property bordering Emerson Pond where they often spent time fishing and playing along it's shore. Instead of using Anne's whimsical fish, I purposely appliqued fish native to the area and ones my Grandson might've personally caught. This was a fun quilt to make and one my husband and sons were willing to give lots of input on. I used various textures and colors to represent truer colors, even turning some fabrics 'wrong-side out' for more muted coloring. Using black thread, I went back and stitched the eyes, spots, etc. I quilted the finished quilt with an all-over swirl design to represent water.
Pieced and Quilted by
Emma in Washington