Mermaids Tale was designed by Judy and Brad Niemeyer and was built using blocks from the Cattail Mixer series, including the Shimmering Star block and the Star Shower border. It also includes a C border, which does not include any foundation paper piecing. These instructions are broken down by groups, referred to as Groups A, B, & C. The cover quilt layout and colorway was designed by Judel Niemeyer using Quiltster.
This pattern is called a Collectors Club design. This means it was created to showcase a specific fabric collection designed by Quiltworx.com, called a Mini Collection. Mini Collections consist of (8) custom designed and selected Tonga Batiks in one color group, ranging from light to dark. They are sometimes paired with basics from either the Wallflowers Batik collection or the Tonga Java Blenders. They are Collectors Club, because we only publish 500 of them, and when the patterns are gone, they are gone.


This pattern is available in Quiltster! This means you can color the quilt with your favorite fabric collections in Quiltster before you make it. Quiltster will even provide you with yardage!  You can also purchase kits designed by Quiltster Sellers right in the application!

Click on the Project button to access the pattern templates and begin coloring with fabrics uploaded from your stash and/or fabric collections from across the industry! A Quiltster account is required to use the coloring tool.  If you do not have a Quiltster account already, you will need to subscribe and log in before these links will work. Subscriptions can be obtained by going to http://www.quiltster.com, click on Subscribe!

If you’d like to purchase a kit from a Quiltster Seller, click the Marketplace button! A subscription is not needed in Quiltster to purchase a kit through the Marketplace.


Click below for a downloadable .PDF of various kitting handouts!

Pattern Size: 68″ x 68″
Price: $52.50
Pattern Includes: Instructions, Cover Sheet, Yardage Information, Foundation Papers



Official Samples (Color Changing Quilts)
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