Sharks, a PDF (DOWNLOADABLE) Pattern for a Small Quilt by Debora Konchinsky, Critter Pattern Works

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Have you ever noticed that quilts don't usually appeal to boys and men? I try to design for this missing niche in the market. I resisted making the Sharks theme because their teeth are scary to me and to young kids. I solved my aversion by using only shark drawings where the teeth don't show. I got a new digital camera this year with a smile detector feature. The camra actually told me tht the Sharks were frowning!

My quilt is 23" high x 41" wide. Your quilt could be a total different shape. The sharks are fused appliques that you cut out of your fabric, and satin stitched in place. One shark, the bramble shark which is brown in the photographs, has beads adorning his body.
My instructions assume you have never made a quilt before. I hand dyed the background fabric because that was the look I was after. I talk about this in the instructions. You may have a totally different idea for the background fabric. Dying fabric isn't hard. The colors I used were three shades of blue: robin's egg, teal and a gray blue. I have no idea where the brown came from. It was a happy surprize. I quilted this quilt on my home sewing machine. This pattern is an easy one, yet it has a timeless arty appeal.

This pattern is also available as a printed and mailed pattern through Etsy.

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