Cactus Garden Quilt Pattern
I just released my latest quilt pattern last night: Cactus Garden. All those little crown points reminded me of succulents and cactus spikes, and bringing them all together seemed like a garden of cacti. I actually had this about 3/4 of the way done and then set it aside and forgot about it. So here it is, two years later and I finally finished it up. I still love the colors and design as much as when I started it.
When I design a pattern I want it to be as easy to understand and follow as possible. I want anyone to be able to pick up the pattern and make the item just as they see it. Sometimes that means figuring out new ways to piece parts of a quilt, and sometimes I get frustrated along the way and realize I need to set it aside for another day. I think that happened with this quilt, but i’m happy to say I figure out the snags I wasn’t happy with and got it to come together. This is a great quilt for a beginning quilter looking to take their piecing to the next level. While this quilt isn’t difficult to piece, there are a lot of points coming together and it’s a great way to test those piecing skills.
There are two sizes to be made, one is just perfect for a baby quilt and the other is great for snuggling on the couch or draping on a bed. The pattern includes easy to follow instructions with accompanying diagrams, alternate layout ideas and a coloring page for all the sizes and layout options.
I ended up quilting the throw size quilt with a quilt pattern called Trinity. It reminded me of cactus and seemed very fitting for the feel of the quilt. The smaller quilt I custom quilted with lots of curves to offset all those points. I especially loved how that came together. I am thinking about entering it in the county fair next month.
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Pattern: Cactus Garden Quilt
Fabric: Kona Cotton Solids
Quilting: Trinity (throw size) // Custom (baby size)
Quilt Batting: Quilter’s Dream Poly Mid-Loft
July 12, 2016 at 9:03 pm
Beautiful pattern and I absolutely adore the colors you used! <3
July 13, 2016 at 3:11 am
Such a great graphic design, so clean and simple but so effective!
July 16, 2016 at 7:42 am
Def enter it in the fair!!! love it and will be buying this pattern soon! love the colors you used!
Kelly in Chicago
August 16, 2016 at 1:19 pm
I really, really love the WIP on your studio wall! I’ve pinned it to my “Quilty Goodness” board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you’d like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/
August 22, 2016 at 5:49 pm
I love hearing that it’s loved enough to Pin! This is actually a completed quilt – it’s the baby quilt size option! It just needs the binding. Still. ;)