“Arcadian Garden” Remix

4 04 2013

Several years ago I designed “Arcadian Garden” a modern quilt which efficiently uses a ‘layer cake’ (42 10″ squares). The “Arcadia” fabric line is no longer available, so I decided to make a new sample quilt for my pattern. There are so many new collections of fabric to choose from, but I was elated to find a ‘layer cake’  of “Juggling Summer” by Zen Chic for Moda at Loving Stitches, my local quilt shop.


The fabrics are quite modern with circle prints in various sizes as well as bold tonals in tangerine, aqua, black, gray, and purple.


The pattern calls for 15 10″ squares of large scale prints, 10 squares of medium to small scale prints and 15 squares of tone-on-tone fabrics. The ‘layer cake’ had just the right mix!DSCN4201

I assembled the quilt in only one day at a quilting retreat; it was lots of fun to make! It is quilted freehand with large spirals and small circles as a filler between the spirals.

If you would like to win a copy of this pattern, leave a comment below. The drawing will be Wednesday, 10 April. If you would like to order this pattern, email me at aby.quilts@gmail.com.




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