Last but not least, I’m so excited to introduce you to Japanese Garden! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, this one’s going to look really familiar. The design is the same as my Hoffman Challenge 2013 quilt. However, the pattern is for a larger size, 54″ square, using the From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Winding Ways 6″ templates.
Lots of my blogging friends have been showcasing fussy-cut quilts lately, which inspired me to use fussy-cutting on this one. In the pattern, I provide diagrams and tips for easily fussy-cutting the florals in this quilt.
This block is my absolute favorite in the entire quilt.
All of the flowered patches in this quilt were cut from the same fabric! I’ve always loved Asian floral prints, but now I have a whole new reason to collect them. Every block in this quilt came out a little differently, and it was fun to see how the various motifs looked in quadruplicate.
These photographs don’t do justice to the fabulous quilting by Amy Jameson, but you can see the swirls especially in the gold fabrics above.
If you’re thinking “I’d never piece a curved quilt”, I used to think like that too. But seriously, these are super-gentle curves, and the templates ensure accuracy. Even though I hand-pieced my Hoffman quilt (because I was afraid of curves), I machine pieced this one in less than two weeks! If I can do it, you absolutely can!