This was a free block of the month pattern called Summer Pond. It was designed by Sindy Rodenmayer of Fat Cat Patterns in 2007.
Our family loves to go to the St. Louis Botanical Garden. The garden has a large koi pond and the kids have loved to feed them for years.
The quilt has appliqué blocks and a pieced border. It took me several years to collect batik fabrics with appropriate fish, frog, and turtle designs. The black koi with red fins is needle-turned appliqué (one was enough!). The rest are raw-edge appliqué using Aurifil 50 weight cotton to match the fabric.