Ella’s Fish Quilt

Hi, I am Ella!  My mom is Jedi Craft Girl.  Today I am writing a blog post about my fish quilt.  I am entering it in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival in the “Throw Quilt” Category.  Thanks for stopping by to look at my quilt.

I am 14 years old and I have been sewing since I was 8 years old.  I love fish!!  I just got back from Hawaii where I got to spend 2 weeks in the ocean.  I found this quilt pattern at the Long Beach Quilt Festival.  The pattern is called Huki Lau by Beyond the Reef.  I got to meet the designer, Natalie Barnes.  I loved this pattern because it uses tropical prints and batiks and the appliqué fish are actually outlines of real tropical fish!  The quilt measures 54″ x 70″.

I made patterns out of paper and hand cut each fish.

I used Spray n Bond to attach each fish to the background fabric.  Then I sewed around each fish.

I had my quilt professionally quilted.  I love how each fish is outlined by squiggles – it looks like real water!  This is my favorite quilt and I sleep with it every night.



  1. Hi Ella your quilt is stunning, love the colours! I’m sure you are going to win the competition. Wish I could quilt like that!
    God bless Amanda xxx

  2. Wow! You are a very talented quilter, and at such a young age! This quilt is wonderful and you should be very proud!

  3. OH my goodness sakes! So sweet. I love your quilt. Keep it up!

  4. I’m way impressed. Fantastic quilt!

  5. I love a quilt with a good story 🙂 it looks great.

  6. What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations. Great fabrics!

  7. Wow! Great quilt! You did an excellent job! I love the bright colors that your chose. Good luck in the Bloggers Quilt Fest, I bet you will do well.

  8. This is lovely! Well done, putting together so many things you love, so well! It is just beautiful!

  9. Great job!! I love to see young people excited about making and creating with their hands.

  10. I shouldn’t be impressed by what young people can do, but I am! Beautifully done!

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