“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.

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

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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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