Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Kissing Fish" Baby Quilt - Free Pattern!

Good news! This tutorial is now available as a full-fledged PDF pattern, totally free of charge, on Craftsy! Click here to download the pattern.

30 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous quilt. Thank you very much for sharing the pattern. Your photos are really clear and easy to follow. Congratulations on a great first tutorial!

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  2. Right on! Yay for you!
    Nice job and very pretty quilt!
    ~from me in Canada

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  3. Very cute quilt!! And nice job on the tutorial! I was wondering if I could feature it on GXQ if you're interested?

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

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  4. Cute! I love how you quilted it, it looks great. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. AnneMarie, of course, I'd LOVE it if you shared it! Thanks so much to everyone for the comments!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I love it! This one is definitely going on the "to do" list!

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  7. Very cute pattern. I love how it comes together. I might use this for some autumn FQs that I have been debating on how to use.

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  8. A great tutorial for a great quilt! Thank you so much! Oh and I love your three generations pinwheels quilt too - that's going to be beautiful! Danielle

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  9. Great tutorial! So glad you visited me today - so I could find your blog!

    And that single girl - it's on my short list and I have the pattern....maybe I need to get going on it.

    So what are you doing with that Figgy Pudding!

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  10. Great tutorial....need to put this one on my list of must makes!

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  11. Thanks for all the comments! I'm glad the tutorial seems relatively clear. Let me know if you use it!

    Angela - well, at the moment, "working on" something with Figgy Pudding really means that it's cut and sitting in a pile in the corner, waiting to be pieced. : ) But I should be getting to that this week and hopefully posting about it then.

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  12. This is a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Oh I just love this quilt. Spotted it over one another blog. She thought it was too cute not to share and she was right. She added that you shared the pattern with us on your blog and so clickidy click here I went. I've added a link to your cute quilt pattern on my blog list of tutorials by others. That way I know I can always find my way back here. Thanks for sharing your work with us. I hope to find time to make this one day very soon. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. love the colors, piecing and quilting. wonderful tutorial. thanks for sharing.

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  15. OH. MY. GOURDS!

    LOVES IT! I will be making this very soon!

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  16. Adorable pattern name. The pattern is very easy to understand and I might have to try this one out!

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  17. I just love this!! Thank you ;0)

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  18. Congrats for the great pattern and thanks for sharing with us. Very generous!
    Hugs from Brasil!

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  19. wow! this is a beautiful quilt! I love how the colours play off each other, almost making it shimmer in the light.

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  20. I am a beginner quilter, and self taught sewer. I saved this quilt a while back on pinterest. I'm currently working on two quilts for gifts and I plan to make Kissy Fish my 3rd as a gift for my SIL who's expecting a little girl this summer! Have you seen pics of other quilts with your pattern? Once I get mine done (don't hold your breath-like I said I have until summer) I will share it with you :) I think she will love it! Thank you!!!

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  21. Great tutorial! You've been featured on the Quality Sewing Tutorials blog.

    We hand select only the best free tutorials and patterns for home sewers.

    Grab a brag button!

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  22. I have a question about your setting triangles....are their bias edges on the edge of your quilt? Did you have trouble with that? I thought bias edges were to be avoided, and that you'd need bigger squares for setting triangles, so that the big side (hypotenuse?) is on-grain. I am so scared of setting triangles for this reason. Thanks. Love love love your quilt and am trying to make it for my grandbaby.
    Janet

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    1. Hi Janet - good question! Personally I didn't have any trouble with it. I think the concern with bias edges is that they may stretch and distort. My rows came together just fine anyway, and the quilt didn't seem to get bent or distorted during the quilting process, so I didn't have a problem with it. But there's certainly a chance those things could happen. If you want to avoid it, you could always cut larger squares (twice as large? not sure if my math is correct), and cut the squares into 4 triangles instead of just 2. That would give you triangles with straight-grain edges.

      Thanks for reading! Please post a picture of your finished quilt to my Flickr group, http://www.flickr.com/groups/1773074@N21/. I would love to see it! : )

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    2. Thanks...you make it sound not-so-scary! If I get this little guy put together, I'll post a pic.

      Janet

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  23. Saw this at Craizee Corners blog today and think it is so cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. What a lovely quilt. You did a fine job with the tutorial. I haven't made it yet, but it's on my list! Thank you so much.

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  25. This is a lovely quilt. Thx so much for the tutorial, you did a great job! I have not made it yet, but it's on my list. Thank you so much.

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  26. Wow, looking at the quilt didn't make me think it would be so easy to make those blocks. I thought there would be lots of triangle cutting. Beautiful!
    To be added on my list what I want to make one day.

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  27. love the quilt, but i would love to make it in a larger size, either full or queen. how would i go about changing the size? would i make bigger squares, or just a lot more of them?

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