Friday, November 13, 2009

Under the Sea_With Me-Parrotfish

Here he is in all his glory.  A gorgeous parrotfish down among the coral.  The second quilt in my Under the Sea series. The parrotfish is a relative of the colorful wrasses that are also tropical fish.  Where do the beautiful coral sand beaches come from?  Well part of it comes from the parrotfish who scrapes off the algae on the coral and also some of them munch up the coral and what they excrete becomes sand!!! Now aren't you glad that you have learned that?  I completely fused and machine appliqued this little wall hanging but it certainly can be done with hand applique for those that choose.  If you want to purchase this pattern please visit my web site.


  1. Oh darn! I kept thinking parrotfish, but couldn't find one with the right markings, which one is it?

  2. This would be the Regal Parrotfish. The supermales are yellowish orange with blue bars, with the orange color being considerably brighter on some over others. You at least guessed a relative!!!! Good job.