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. Laura says:

    I love the first quilt with the trees :) Recently I’ve been loving the orange colorway of Sandi Henderson’s Farmers Market collection! It’s so bright and summery.

  2. Ellen Ban says:

    Right now I’m cutting out a quilt using HR Far Far Away(so soft!) and making sewing machine covers out of MoMo Wonderland, and fondling my Flea Market Fancy stash in an attempt to come up with the perfect project before I cut into it!!!

  3. Arizona says:

    Wow, I really love the big/little flower quilt! Great patterns; I’d love to win!

  4. Lynn M says:

    I’m trying to finish up some UFOs so I’m busting my stash of quilt fabric. But I did break down and purchase a bundle of Moda’s Beach House by Blackbird Designs. Great giveaway and love getting your updates!

  5. Anne says:

    I am enjoying using up fabric in my stash so that I can justify buying some Amy Butler or Anna Maria Horner fabric – two of my favorites. These are great patterns – all of them are wonderful.

  6. Erika says:

    I am all about Heather Ross fabrics right now…I love her Weekend Sewing book, and am planning several projects just as soon as I collect the right fabrics!

    Thanks for the chance to win! Fingers Crossed!!!


  7. tina t says:

    I’m loving Scarlet Fig! Also Anna Maria Horner’s Garden Party is a constant favorite.

  8. Miss T says:

    I am enjoying some old sheets/pillowcases that I found in my mother’s attic. The cotton is the softest I have ever felt.

  9. Sam E. says:

    What outrageously fun patterns! My fabrics of choice this month are Good Folks and Far, Far Away – so great!

  10. aimee says:

    Wow – what a generous giveaway! The tree quilt is just jaw dropping. Right now I am so into Rainbow Garden by Prints Charming. Fun patterns and colors!

  11. Nova says:

    I’ve been thinking of using some of the Florographix II line for a bag.

  12. Chantry says:

    I’m loving anything Sis Boom has. Period.

  13. jen says:

    sooo cute! love the tree quilt. I am really enjoying a group of anna maria horner, amy butler, erin morris and joel dewberry fabrics in pinks and greens, I am making patchwork bag.

  14. Chrisandra Davis says:

    I have some Far Far Away fabrics that I am gathering up courage to cut into. “Snails” in purple is going to be a tunic :)

  15. Laure says:

    I have been on a vintage fabric phase – and feedsack reproductions. Very unlike me, but fun, nonetheless. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. marg says:

    HI love the patterns and thanks for the giveaway…I’m using the colors I wouldn’t normally use brights including aquas, oranges and yellow. Hopefully it will work but I’m still learning “color”.

  17. Lisa J says:

    I am in love with a million fabrics. Right now I really want some figgy pudding so I can start a finish a christmas quilt before the actual holiday. I also found a great deal on some Mid Mod II and am making a few new quilts for my living room. I also really love the Red letter day fabric….too cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. ReginaInCA says:

    my lizzy house duck arrived today and i adore it. mostly i have been on a heather ross kick though…thanks!

  19. Rachel H says:

    I’m loving Daisy Janie fabrics…they’re so gorgeous.

  20. Collette says:

    I’m loving the Traffic Jam line by Allison Jane Smith for Windham fabrics. Fun and bright.

  21. Korie says:

    I am loving the new Picnic Parade fabrics by Jenean Morrison. They are so fun, I had to buy every piece in the line! Blew my stash money for the next couple months, but it’s worth it!

  22. Claudia says:

    I’m enjoying Heather Ross’s Far Far Away collection…
    Love the patterns!

  23. Penny says:

    hmm, lets see, I’ve been enjoying retro fabrics. Really, anything with bright colors is speaking to me right now.

  24. Jessica says:

    I’ve been on a vintage sheet kick lately. Just made my baby girl a cute top from a yellow rose sheet!

  25. Katie R says:

    I am loving the latest anna maria horner… and wishing I had more katie jump rope in my stash. :) THanks for sharing that year at a glance quilt is amazing!

  26. Sequana says:

    Laura Gunn’s Bloom collection is sitting in my workroom, too pretty to cut up (so far)…..*S*

  27. Gayle Grier says:

    I’ve been working with scraps on a string quilt and flannel for a baby quilt. Looking forward to getting into “Dreams” by RJR Fabrics for some skirts for my girls. Love the patterns you show and appreciate the giveaway opportunity.

  28. Jocelyn says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I love the fabrics that you have been featuring. I really love the vintage look. I’ve seen some great fabrics that were new to me. Thanks for your updates.

  29. Robin says:

    Oh, wow! Those patterns look lovely. The tree one is especially appealing to me. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for them! Please sign me up for the giveaway! :) As for what fabrics I’ve been into lately, I’ve been working with April Cornell’s “Nostalgia” line recently, and the the soft and feminine palette has really grown on me. So pretty! I’m also in love with Buggy Barn’s Iced Mocha line. Mmmm…

  30. Suzanne says:

    WOW. What a generous package. I’m in love with Wonderland from Moda and Far Far Away from Kokka. And I adore that Year at a Glance pattern!

    Thank you!

  31. Jan says:

    I love the ‘themed fabric’! The new fabrics are so nice, but I am a vintage girl and so those are my favorite. Love, love, love the patterns!

  32. Carleigh says:

    I am working on a quilt with several lovely Asian prints and slowly collecting a stack of Kaffe for my next project! YAY fabric!

  33. Britt Burton says:

    I just finished a project using Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain. Now onto an old one I need to finish using Heather Bailey’s Freshcut.

  34. smilingwoman says:

    I have been trying to find the right color yellow to reproduce a simple playdress worn by my mother when she was about 4 or 5 in about 1929 or 30. The color has aged, but was apparently a strong yellow. Ordered Kona Cotton Solids color card, but it has been on backorder for awhile now.
    I have finally selected Moda’s 1930′s yellow… it is a softer yellow, but looks “older”. Have about 5 one-yard pieces of yellow fabrics I ordered to audition while deciding which color to use… will make sunbonnet sue quilt squares with them, as well as a sunbonnet sue doll. Am excited to get started on my dress project!
    Please enter me in your pattern giveaway… great looking patters!

  35. Ching says:

    Since I just start to quilt I am working with Kona solid. Thank you for doing the pattern give away. the pattern look great. I love the Year ay a glance.

  36. Fulvia says:

    Hand-dyes, my own or other people’s and any print with some type of citrus fruit in it!

  37. stephanie says:

    i love the tree of seasonal change!

  38. Emily S says:

    I’ve been saving up my money so i can eventually get some Far Far Away and Red Letter Day fat quarter sets!

  39. Nancy says:

    I love the Year at a Glance quilt! It is gorgeous. Fabrics I have been enjoying lately include Flourish, Wildwood and Figgy Pudding. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  40. Kim Q says:

    I have a fat quarter stack of Bubble Gum Basics that I’ve been ooh-ing and ahh-ing over…I just which I could decide which pattern for it! ;-)

  41. brooke says:

    Ooh! I’ve been enjoying a combination of Heather Ross (the mermaids and seahorses) and vintage fabrics. They go together so nicely!

  42. Marissa says:

    I’ve been enjoying anything from Patty Young lately, I just love it all. Thanks for the give away!

  43. mjb says:

    I’m wanting the new Joel Dewberry line with the deer.

  44. Julie says:

    I love the Year-at-a-Glance quilt! It’d be a perfect way to escape the summer heat!

  45. Colleen says:

    I love the changing trees. Living in California, then moving to Oregon, it was amazing to see. And to have it all the time to see, well awesome comes to mind. Thanks for the giveaways, you all rock!! ;-D

  46. kathy says:

    wow, how cool. I have been really enjoying my lizzie dish from elizabeth house. and i also recently cut into my heather baily freshcut (finally.) such great fabrics.

  47. Jen says:

    No designers for me…I love simple stripes, gingham, polka dots, solids… Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Vicki says:

    I am enjoying vintage linens, and also Moda Soiree, Recess, HR Mendocino, various bandanna paisleys, Snippets, and I also just decided I really like Wildwood. :)

  49. lucinda says:

    I HAVE REALLY BEEN LOVING THE WONDERLAND BY MODA. Really, anything new and unusual

  50. Dot says:

    great patterns from designer I haven’t seen before. Just used Komiko Sudo’s Spring Breeze for a baby quilt and love the way it came out—now using Alexander Henry’s Entertaining Elephants as focus fabric with poka dots from many sources for another baby quilt.