Giveaway: Pattern Pack From The Quilted Fish


Mary Beth met the wonderful Amanda Herring, aka The Quilted Fish, at the Spring Quilt Market. She gave us a pack of 10 patterns to give away — an $84 retail value! Pictured here are my three favorites — Year at-a-Glance, that shows a tree in its changing states throughout the year; Pincushion Flowers, which uses jumbo rick-rack ingeniously; and Whoopsy Daisy, with big, bold appliqued flowers on a monotone pieced background. Also included in the pack are:

  • Posh Pennants – a girly take on bunting
  • Sassy Squares No. 2 – a versatile fat quarter or layer cake quilt that will take on the character of the fabrics you use
  • Love Letters – a nod to Victorian crazy quilts
  • Flowers for my Friend – a quilt with appliqued flowers and simple strip piecing
  • Giddy Bloomers – quilt with a harlequin diamond center and corners embellished with yo-yo flowers
  • Bewitching – quilt with a cauldron surrounded by witch hats and a broom border
  • I Wub Eve – sweet nursery quilt with appliqued Minky lambs

You can see more on Flickr. The patterns range in difficulty from easy to moderate.



Except for the children’s activity book pattern Piece Quiet (not included in this giveaway), you can’t buy Quilted Fish patterns directly from Amanda, but look for them in your favorite independent quilt and fabric shops.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post letting us know which fabrics you’ve been enjoying lately. A winner will be chosen next Monday, July 6. This giveaway is open to anyone in the world. Thanks for playing! picked comment #110 as the winner. It’s Sandra of Pink Lady Designs, who wrote, “I recently acquired most of Laura Gunn’s Lantern Bloom collection and I am loving it!! Thanks for the giveaway!!”


  1. Emily says:

    What cute patterns! My current fabric fave is abundance–have to wait until September before I can see it in person! I’m a book lover and just HAVE to make my own reading quilt. Love the blog!

  2. Melissa H. says:

    I’ve been pining after some Lizzy Dish Red Letter Day.

  3. Those are some fantastic patterns, I’m going to have to go searching for them if I don’t win!

    Fabrics I’m enjoying right now? I snapped up that vintage Mercury space flight fabric you posted a week back and I’ve been ogling it, trying to decide what to do with it. I can’t wait to dig into my Far, Far Away and other than that, I’m really liking digging through my stash and pulling out old Alexander Henry and Moda lines.

  4. Sara says:

    oooooo how nice! what a fantastic giveaway! i love the patterns you featured … especially the changing seasons quilt – so pretty!
    let’s see … what are the fabrics i’ve been enjoying recently? well, honestly, ALL of them. i such a fabric junkie. my stash has become way too big! recently, i’ve been making a lot of things from amy butler fabrics. gotta love her fun colors and fresh prints. oh … and i just finished a quilt made primarily of the wonderland line from moda. so pretty.
    thanks for the giveaway!!
    sara at red owl designs dot com
    ps – love your blog!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I picked up a bunch of Snippets and am enjoying those summer colors. I love that Year at a Glance pattern – beautiful!

  6. Cara says:

    oh my goodness, i love that tree quilt.

    Lately I’ve been enjoying the Mendocino and Good Folks lines.

  7. Marianne Casteel says:

    What lovely patterns! It is nice to look at something new. Currently I am doing a quilt in all Amy Butler pinks for my niece’s dorm room.

  8. Kat says:

    I am loving Lizzie House’s new line, and am using up my stash of Flutterby, I can’t stop using it, it’s so cute.

  9. nikki says:

    I’ve been using quite of bit of fabric from swaps organized by Linda Perrman and Heidi Kenney, but I have some Jay McCarroll prints that I would like to center a quilt around.

  10. MichelleB says:

    LOVE that Year at a Glance pattern. So cute! Currently I’m loving Joel Dewberry’s new Deer Valley line, but I’ve been working with some Wee Play.

  11. Carrie says:

    I’ve just finished a masculine quilt with some Erin Michael Lush fabrics, and I love it.

  12. sewbloom says:

    The tree quilt gives me pause , what a sublime beauty.

  13. hwar says:

    I just finished a Father’s Day quilt for my husband made from hjis old shirts…so I guess I’m enjoying recycled fabrics at the moment!

  14. Carmen says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!

    I just made a dress with Blank Quilting’s City Limits fabric, which I adore (found here, but this isn’t my dress:

    Also a great fan of the multi-coloured dots on brown fabric here (again, not my photo!):

    And I just bought this Timeless Treasures apple fabric; trying to figure out what to make with it!:

  15. Jessie says:

    I am loving Mendocino by Heather Ross lately!

  16. Doris says:

    Great Patterns!!!! Love the year-at-a-glance quilt and would love to have one for my porch! I’ve been obsessed with Heather Bailey and Jennifer Pagianelli’s Sis Boom lately. I think I am definitely a Free Spirit kinda gal!


  17. Jennifer W. says:

    I’ve been enjoying the Anna Maria Horner Good Folks fabrics (and I know I’m not alone – I see them EVERYWHERE!). They are just so vibrant – I am really enjoying the pinks/oranges/yellows/browns combinations, and then throw in a hint of blue/gree/gray – YUMMY!


  18. Kris says:

    What a great giveaway! I’ve been loving the Hi Del line and the new Apple line from Timeless Treasures is fantastic!

  19. Brooke says:

    I just got the Lantern Bloom line and it is even more gorgeous in person than it is in pictures.

  20. Liz says:

    Good Folks!!! Love the tree quilt!

  21. Jessica says:

    I’ve been playing around with my own hand-dyed fabrics lately. It’s been fun experimenting with color and pattern.

  22. Jennifer says:

    I’m making my first quilt using Sandi Henderson’s Ginger Blossoms. I love the bright colors! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. craftytammie says:

    Oh, what a great giveaway! I just got a fat quarter bundle of Katie Jump Rope that I’m playing with. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Leslie says:

    I’m finishing an upholstery project with heavyweight art-deco upholstery fabric, which I’m not exactly enjoying in this summer heat! As soon as this project is finally done, I’m going to make a birthday quilt for my favorite 6-year-old little boy with the train fabric I’ve been collecting just for him.

    These Quilted Fish patterns are so inspiring, especially when I think about projects for my own little girl hooligans!

  25. mommymae says:

    surprisingly enough, i’ve been into brightly colored vintage reproduction fabrics. i say, surprisingly b/c i don’t normally like them, but the bright colors are very nice.

  26. Jamie AZ says:

    I’ve got several projects mid-stream right now and so many others in my mind with amazing new fabrics. Top of mind right now are Lantern Bloom by Laura Gunn, Figgy Pudding by BasicGrey, and Oddysea by Momo. So much great fabric, so little time!

  27. Bonnie says:

    I love that tree quilt! I have been playing with some Wee Play and Mendocino lately (not at the same time) and scheming up reasons that I need some Wildwood.

  28. Yael says:

    What gorgoeus patterns!
    I am currently loving WOnderland by Moma as well as Timeless Treasures’ “APple” collection…..

  29. Erin Compton says:

    I’ve really been loving working with Jay McCarroll’s bunny fabrics. They’re so cute and they make me smile every time I pull them out.
    I need to get my hands on some Heather Ross Far and Away.

  30. Ali MacGillivray says:

    I must have that tree pattern!
    I’m currently in love with Valori Wells fabric. Using some to make a spidersweb quilt for my soon to be born niece. Nothing like working to a deadline!

  31. Renee E says:

    I am loving some vintage fabrics that I have right now and wondering what to make next with them. I just used some in two quilts that I am making!

  32. Have a piece of Lantern Bloom that I want to put into a smock top. It’s so gorgeous.

  33. carrie says:

    Ah! I’m loving Lantern Bloom, Wildwood, a sweet apple print by Sentimental Studios, and various linen/cotton solids for breezy dresses and tops. There’s just too many wonderful summer projects… and fabrics…

  34. Theresa says:

    Right now, I’m collecting Far Far Away by Heather Ross. I’m hoping to make myself a soft simple quilt. Also, the Hello Betty Retro from Moda.

  35. Jen says:

    HI, Jen from Portland…I’ve been loving old Alexander Henry fabric lately. Mixed in with a lot of knock offs from JoAnn’s. Currently working on a cute Owl Quilt for a little one turning 2.

  36. Amy says:

    I’ve been enjoying the fabrics I’ve found at my local discounted fabric store. Good prices and nothing I’ve ever seen before. I love the one-of-a-kindness of it all. Other than that, I’m a sucker for any 30′s feedsack reproductions.

  37. tori says:

    I have been loving everything and anything by Joel Dewberry lately! Great giveaway!

  38. Rachel says:

    What a beautiful giveaway. Currently I’m working through my stash of hand-me-down fabrics! I’m saving up for a big shop hop!

  39. Elyse Mullis says:

    Such fun patterns! I really have been enjoying the cheater prints. I have not yet bought any, but this inspired me to do a project with them soon!

  40. Kristen Mary says:

    Oh, I’m loving those patterns! How fun. As for fabrics I am over the moon for Michael Miller’s “Bot Camp”. :-) I’m a sucker for novelty fabrics

  41. carmel says:

    i have ben useing some polka dots fabric latly with all kinds of other fabric that i buy hear in israel. it doesnt have a name and it doesnt belong to any designer. but its nice fabric :-)

  42. Beth says:

    Year at a glance is AMAZING!

    I just ordered a fat quarter pack of Michael Miller’s Jewel Tones and I can’t wait for them to arrive!

  43. Hannah says:

    I’ve been enjoying Anna Maria Horner’s garden party.

  44. Amber says:

    I’ve been enjoying the Japanese fabrics lately. They’re too fun!

  45. Harley says:

    I haven’t been able to buy much fabric lately, but I would really love to have some woodgrain print!! I just love that stuff :)

  46. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful patterns!

    I’ve been loving two things lately: vintage fabrics from local antique shops and Robert Kaufman’s Kona Solids. They work fabulously together.

  47. Rachel says:

    I absolutely love the tree quilt. I have a collection of pictures I have taken of quilts that have trees in them. I intend to make some thing some day. Fabric; I have been in pursuit of vegetable fabric from Farmer’s Market line.

  48. Kari says:

    I haven’t seen these at my LQS’s so it would be great to win them.

    Lately, I have been admiring Riley Blake and Studio E fabrics. Both are relatively new and a bit hard to find. Moda always tops my list, but I think they top most quilters’ lists. Their line Figgy Pudding is great for Christmas.

  49. Karissa says:

    I fell in love with that tree quilt a few months ago when I first saw it. What an awesome giveaway!

    Lately I have been in LOVE with the Laura Gunn Lantern Bloom fabrics. I have some yardage but am afraid I’ll be hoarding it until the perfect project comes along…

  50. Kristy Z says:

    Just found your blog the other day…love it! Thanks for the links to all those sales.

    I just can’t get enough of Wonderland by MOMo and Cosgmo by Cosmo Cricket. These are so cute for making anything baby.

    Thanks for the giveaway!