Cactus Garden Quilt Pattern

July 12, 2016

Sometimes Crafter // 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.

Sometimes Crafter // Cactus Garden Quilt Pattern

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.

Sometimes Crafter // Cactus Garden Quilt Pattern

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.

Sometimes Crafter // Cactus Garden Quilt Pattern

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.

Sometimes Crafter // Cactus Garden Quilt Pattern

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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

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