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Gone Fishing – Top Complete

Posted on: September 15th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

After a week of renovating, I finally had a chance to sit down with Janome and get some sewing done.  Ahhhhh!  Saturday night was spent completing the Gone Fishing baby quilt top.

I found two problems with my design for the words and have worked out those issues a little differently than how I ended up piecing the top.  But I am pleased with the results!

Our local fall fair is during the coming week and I am planning on entering Gone Fishing in the un-quilted top division.

Sew Retro, Baby! will be my entry for the baby quilt division.

I also plan to enter a quilt in the full size quilt division.  But I don’t know which one.

Please help me!  Which one should I chose????

“Flowers in the Sun”
Or “Oh My, Scrappy Stars”

Sure would appreciate hearing your opinion.

Keep On Quilting On!

49 Responses

  1. vexa says:

    Gone fishing looks lovely. I would go for Scrappy Stars for sure. It's awesome!

  2. Stars are my favorite, but the orange in the other quilt really is an eye catcher. Both are terrific.

  3. The scrappy one please! :-)Estheresthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot comipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

  4. Deborah says:

    Scrappy Stars of course! Although I like all of them.

  5. Linda B says:

    I vote for the flowers. It seems more original. That said, I love both!

  6. Rachel says:

    The orange in the flower quilt definitely gives it a fall feel. I do love the scrappy stars though :).

  7. Hmmm, they are both so fabulous! My past experience makes me think they always like the more detailed the better. So scrappy stars would be my choice, but honestly I love the other one too!

  8. DeborahGun says:

    I love both of them, but would choose the flowers – I think it really stands out 🙂

  9. Love that little wave treatment you put on the fish quilt. Very cute!Your scrappy stars is lovely but I really like the flower quilt. Tough decision.

  10. jan says:

    I just didn't know you liked to fish! And you are a great fisherwoman. lol I love Scrappy Stars so much. I just love the play of the colors with one another. The flowers is really pretty but I've been a Scrappy Stars fan from the beginning.xo jan@sewandsowfarm

  11. LOVE Gone Fishing! it is so cute, and I would go with Oh, My Scrappy Stars for sure. I just love that one!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  12. Vicki says:

    'Oh my, Scrappy Stars' for sure. It's perfect. LOVE 'Gone Fishing', the worm is so darling. Are the waves curve pieced or applique? You are such a busy women….more like super women!

  13. Which one do you feel shows your talents as a quilter in their best light? I would go for the Flowers in the sun, there's something a bit different about it – although I do like the symmetry of the star one. So probably that's not a helpful comment at all! Can you enter both of them, or are you allowed only one full size entry?

  14. I think I would go with Scrappy Stars, although they are both beautiful quilts.

  15. LOVE them all!!! Serious….awesome work! I think they are all winners so go with your gut instinct.

  16. Hi! Your fis quilt is fantastic and fun! I love the flower quilt because colours are more 'mine'. x Teje

  17. Gone fishing looks great! The rest of your quilts are great and will do well in the quilt show.

  18. straythreads says:

    each of your quilts is beautiful!! I choose the stars

  19. Ali says:

    WOW all your quilts are amazing. I love the gone fishing quilt. When I saw the little link on Handmade Monday I thought it was a card. Really hard to pick but I like the flower quilt best I think! Good luck.Ali x

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  22. They are both lovely but something tells me you should enter Oh my scrappy stars. Oh heck enter them both!

  23. Unknown says:

    They are both amazing. The orange in the sunny one is really eye-catching though! x

  24. Missy Shay says:

    I like them both but I think Flowers in the sun is more unique, I love the colors on it!

  25. Anonymous says:

    I would go for the scrappy stars one myself.

  26. So much work and creativity! Stars is more traditional and flowers is very modern. So you have to try and guess who the judges are, what they went for last year and is their style mod or trad. Me I'd put the modern one in as it is different. Good luck.

  27. Unknown says:

    All your quilts are beuatiful! But I like the scrappy one the most!Love from Amsterdam!

  28. Lucy Blossom says:

    I love the two baby ones, really colourful. I'd go with the scrappy stars quilt mainly because I'm a fan of all the colours!

  29. It came out beautifully! Congrats on the finish and good luck in the fair. :)(Oh my Scrappy Stars)

  30. All of your quilts are gorgeous, but Baby! Is my favourite because of the shapes used. I'd go for Flowers in the Sun ♡

  31. Elise Lea says:

    Love the fishing quilt! I would enter the flowers in the sun quilt. I think that one is absolutely stunning.

  32. Can't you enter both full sized quilts?! The fish look fabulous and no y seam. Yay!

  33. John Main says:

    My favourite is the Flowers in the Sun. The colours are amazing on it!

  34. Allison says:

    I love seeing how you finished the \”Gone Fishing\” top. It's so great.And it's hard to choose, because both quilts look amazing. I love the bright colors of the flower quilt, but I have a love of star quilts and it really looks spectacular. I'd pick the star quilt.Thanks for sharing!

  35. Jen W. says:

    Scrappy Stars gets my vote! It's a beauty!

  36. Dominique says:

    Lorna, I like them both but Flowers in the Sun is my favourite! The Gone fishing is quite nice (can't wait to see it quilted) and the Sew Retro, Baby!is absolutely gorgeous. You've been quite productive.Good luck in the fair!

  37. Barb in Mi says:

    Love your fish quilt! And my vote is for Scrappy Stars!

  38. Unknown says:

    Scrappy stars! But love them all x

  39. P. says:

    I love your Scrappy Stars, but the Flowers in the Sun really catches my eye. You may have to flip a coin! Good luck on all your entries!

  40. Wow… I came to admire the fish and am dazzled by all the other pretties in your post! What a tough choice you have – I'd pick Scrappy Stars by a thread.

  41. Julia Graber says:

    I like \”Oh My Scrappy Stars\” best. Both of them are great, though. And \”Gone Fishing\” is too cute. Love it.

  42. Happy Turtle says:

    Gone Fishing is very cute!I see what you mean – I don't think I can decide which of the other two… can you only enter one?Carol

  43. All so lovely! I like flowers in the sun more. Very eye catching!

  44. I vote for stars. You sure do a lot of lovely work!!!

  45. I love the flowers one, I like the way each row is slightly offset and the colours are just gorgeous.Jan 🙂

  46. I love your fishing quilt and the retro baby quilt. Afraid I'm not much help though; I love both choices. But…I think the flowers in the sun is so different….???

  47. Regina says:

    \”Gone fishing\” is a fabulous quilt, as is \”Sew Retro, Baby!\” so different for a baby.As for the choice,I vote for \”Flowers in the Sun\”, great pattern and fantastic fabric choices. Good luck!

  48. Love love love your work this week! Scrappy stars is my favourite – good luck with the competion!

  49. Beautiful, beautiful work!! I would enter Flowers in the Sun! Thanks for sharing.Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday