I think it took much longer to write the pattern for this quilt than it did to design it. I can read my diagrams with no problem but writing a pattern to make it possible for someone else to reproduce my design is another story. I first made this quilt about ten years ago for my son’s birthday. It was made in primary colors and quilted pretty simply. I still have the several pages of graph paper with all the diagrams and cutting instructions. Making a new version was so simple with my thorough instructions from so long ago.
Since I made the original I have fallen in love with batiks. I pulled from my stash to come up with enough batiks to make this full size version.
The quilt is pieced with squares and rectangles. Easy techniques means it goes together quickly. The pattern also includes instructions for a crib size quilt as well as a large pillow. It is very important to keep the fabrics for each fish in order. Organization is key but once you get in a groove the fish together without a problem.
I added a pink fish in the bottom right corner to use as the label for my son’s original quilt. In honor of that fun pink fish I copied that in this new batik version.
The pattern is available here in shop. I hope you give it a try today!
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back soon with another fun design!