Fishy Business #1032-15 15″ Pictogram


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This pattern is 15″ wide (3 panels that are 4′ long each) and includes the following designs:

Balloon Fish, Betta, Blue and Yellow Snapper, Clownfish, Damsel Fish, Golden Long-Nosed Butterfly Fish, Grouper, Lumpfish, Puffer Fish, Starfish, White Spotted Triggerfish,  Sea Horse, Turtle,  Mussels, Sea Urchin, Scallop, Moorish Idol,   Kelp, Seaweed, and Coral.  ( The 15″ does not contain panel #2 from the 12″ version with the Octopus.)

When one of my sons was in 1st grade at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, he wrote a story and made a book entitled “Fishy Business.”  When I drew up this pattern years later I remembered that fun time.  I showed him the pattern when I went to visit him at College.

I said, “It’s called Fishy Business.”

“Oh, Mom,” he exclaimed with pleased memory.

I made 3 quilts for grandsons with “Peaky and Spike” fish. Then my friend Mildred quilted them for me with “Fishy Business.”  When the kids opened them they spread them out on the floor and lay there discovering all the fun fish, etc.  I had to smile when my daughter told me!

This pattern is 15″ wide & 12′ long with no repeats.

The distinctive feature of a Pictogram is that it’s a pantograph with NO repeats.  In this case you’ll get a complete 12′ roll comprised of 3 panels of 4′ each, all “hooked” together. I’ve added a dotted line at each 48″ section. While they can be stacked up as shown in the picture, they can also be quilted like an E2E or B2B giving lots of pictorial subject matter to your quilt.

To avoid placing an animal or image on top of itself all the way down the quilt I recommend starting at a different 36″ division for each “pass.” After starting, continue quilting through as many sections as needed for that row. You won’t have to stop – the line is continuous. For a full sized quilt I might make 7-8 rows, starting at various sections of the panto.

For alignment helps see the Tips Section.

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