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I actually got to spend hours on a quilt top today! I brought my machine into the living room and hung out with my husband and son while I finished this quilt top, which is a surprise for a close friend. Tomorrow, hopefully, I will get to work on the backing and sew the binding strips together. I need to get some variegated thread for quilting it. I hope that this will be the first quilt that gets quilted on my new HandiQuilter II frame!

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Comment by Kristine in CA on March 22, 2009 at 9:05am
Thank you everybody for your compliments! The pattern is called "Gazing into Clear Water" by Debbie Boyd. I received it as a free pattern in a mailer for a quilting magazine. Once I had decided to make a quilt for this friend, I asked her what her favorite colors were and she said purple, blue, and green. This pattern came in the mail the very next day, so I just knew I was supposed to make her this quilt!

I don't see any copyright on the pattern sheet, so if anyone would like it, I can try to scan it and send it in an email. Leave a comment on my wall with your email address and I will send it to you. I did alter the pattern to make the quilt a specific size. The original pattern has one more fish in each row, which makes it about 75" x 54". Mine is closer to 65" x 53"
Comment by Nancy/NC on March 22, 2009 at 8:45am
Thought I had this pattern in my stash, but found the pattern I was thinking of, lol, & it's not the same one, darn! Okay, now I really want to know what pattern this is too!
Comment by Kaaren L. Biggs -Simcoe, Ontario on March 22, 2009 at 5:34am
Love your bright fishies - looks like a fun pattern - are you going to name the source??? KLB
Comment by Dottie on March 22, 2009 at 4:37am
This quilt is great! You have one lucky friend I am sure that friend will love this quilt. Hope you enjoy using the HQ.
Comment by Sunshine/Mi on March 22, 2009 at 4:27am
BEAUTIFUL!
Comment by Ruth on March 22, 2009 at 3:34am
Just beautiful!
Comment by Connecting Threads on March 21, 2009 at 10:51pm
So pretty and vivid! Lucky friend.
Comment by Nancy/NC on March 21, 2009 at 9:50pm
Lovely quilt, & I am also interested in what pattern this is! Great job, your friend will love it!
Comment by lisa mcdonell on March 21, 2009 at 8:36pm
What a neat quilt. I have never seen that pattern before. Do I ever like it.
Comment by Heather on March 21, 2009 at 7:45pm
Where can I get the instructions on the quilt above? I had them, but cannot find them.

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