Love of Quilting: Moonlight Mermaid Quilt From Episode 3808

Angela Huffman and Sara Gallegos on the set of Love of Quilting TV with Angela's Moonlight Mermaid Quilt in the background

I wanted to share one of my latest quilts with you AND some exciting news as well. My and my little company have had some big honors this past week. We were nominated in four categories of the 2022 Fons and Porter’s Reader’s Choice award. Will you please take a moment and vote for Quilted Joy and me, Angela Huffman, over at the survey by clicking here? 

Angela & Quilted Joy has been nominated in the 2022 Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Reader’s Choice awards in FOUR categories!
Quilted Joy was nominated for:
  • Best Online Store for Fabric
  • Best Online Store for Selection of Fabrics
  • Best Online Store for Quilting Supplies
Angela Huffman was nominated for:
  • Best Quilt Pattern Designer

Moonlight Mermaid

I’m happy to say that I’m exploring the use of solid fabrics more and more. I know… What the heck took me so long, right? 🙂 Do you love solids? I was a bit nervous picking out the two main colors but I love how they play together.

Moon light Mermaid Quilt from LOQTV

What I love about this quilt is its simplicity. I especially love how it is a bit difficult to see the two blocks used in the main body of the quilt. Take a look at this preview of the show and see if you can spy both of the main blocks. 

Check out at all those petals, both on the outside border and the interior blocks! I found a shortcut way to make them using my Pfaff Creative Icon 2 machine and fusible interfacing.

I hooped a big piece of fabric with the right side against the fusible side of the fusible interfacing. Then I called up a simple arch and sewed a bunch of them at once. I cut them out and flipped them right side out. All that was left was to fuse them down in the block! 

I was all kinds of thrilled when I found that shortcut! Watch this video below to see how I did it.

Of course, with all that negative space you know I had fun quilting it on my APQS Millie.  I covered the blocks in special feathers that remind me of bubbles coming up from the sea. This was especially effective in the outer orange peel border.

Angela custom quilting Moonlight Mermaid Quilt on set of LOQTV

Designing patterns and serving our Quilted Joy customers well is incredibly important to me. To be recognized for this work is amazing! Please take a moment to vote for us before July 15, 2022. Your vote helps my little business and I’m very grateful for your time to do so. 

You can find the Moonlight Mermaid quilt pattern in the May/June 2022 edition of Love of Quilting magazine and we have a few autographed copies available in our shop! If you’d like to watch the full episode, it is now airing on local PBS affiliates coast to coast. Or, you could purchase a subscription and watch all the episodes and more here!

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Angela Huffman- Triplet Momma. Quilter. Teacher. Thread Bimbo

I’m Angela- Co-host of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. APQS Long arm Dealer and Educator. Triplet Momma. Designer. Thread Bimbo.

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