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Life is Better in Bermuda


The quilt is an altered pattern from Cozy Quilt Designs called "One Fish Two Fish" where I added an additional top sandy beach border and creatures all around the blue ocean borders.

The fish blocks are made from ombre fabric. The sea background is batik. The bath houses use selvedge to label them as well as the boat. There is a beach sign saying Life is Better in Bermuda. I printed this out with my printer on a Printer fabric sheet. The large turtle applique is made by me from turtle textured fabric. The creatures on the border were cut seperately from a seashell/sea creature panel that I happened to have in my stash. 

     This was made for my Godmother who is 91 and temporarily in a wheelchair as she heals. I had not seen her in many years and went to see her in her relocated home in FL. Upon a tour of the home I blurted out, "Well........I am going to make you a quilt!" She delighhtly said: "You are!!!!". Then to my surprise she said: " Make me 2 to match, there are 2 beds in my room!" That surprised me (in a good way). No one has ever had the hootspa to say "Make me 2" but at 91 I think they can have whatever they want! For some reason I remembered from childhood my mother saying: "Aunt Marty goes to Bermuda to play golf with Uncle Henry." Having not remembered a whole lot from childhood (you know how that is...) I marveled that I remembered that little Bermuda detail! The beach contains a sailboat that my Uncle Henry used to sail. Because they are now living the senior lifestyle, the quilt reveals the good old days for them in Bermuda, the Caribbean ocean and also the tropical fish and shells that float up on the beach. They were delighted with the quilt!

    The first quilt I mailed her was of the same fabric and it was a simple strip quilt.

Date Added: November 01, 2018


Name of Pattern or Block One Fish Two Fish
Owned By Martha Pope
Name of Maker Susan Pope Chinouth
Name of Quilter Susan Pope Chinouth
Year Made 2018
Year Made is: Certain
Located in City Vero Beach
Located in State FL
Located in Country United States
Condition of Quilt Mint
Design Source Purchased Pattern
Design Source - Based On Cozy Quilt Designs: One Fish Two Fish"
Design Source - Published In Jordan Fabrics Website
Design Source - Designed by Susan Pope Chinouth
Design Source - Pattern Name Life Is Better In Bermuda
Design Source - Description Bought the pattern and designed the top border of the quilt and embellished the borders with applique motifs of fish/shells fabric.
Genre Contemporary Quilt
Genre - Other Desc. Beach/Ocean Vacation Spot
Quilt Type Other
Quilt Type - Other Desc. Twin Bed
Quilt Width 75"
Quilt Height 96"
Measurement In: Inches
Fabric Used 100% Commercial Cotton, Commercial Batiks
Fabric Used - Other Desc. Ombre
Construction Technique Piecing and Applique
Piecing By Hand & Machine
Applique by Machine
Types of Quilting Quilted on domestic machine
Types of Quilting - Other Method Diagonal Pattern
Embellishments Buttons
Embellishments - Other Desc. Buttons on Doorknobs


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