After months designing, pattern writing, and pattern testing Night Garden and bonus quilts Space Arcade and Congruence, I am very happy to be able to say that the Night Garden digital pattern is now available for you to make your own version of these three quilts. And if you would instead prefer to only make one of the bonus quilts, the stand alone Space Arcade digital pattern and Congruence digital pattern are also available today.
Fabrics & Materials
For the queen size cover quilt version of Night Garden, I used Kona Cotton in Royal for the Background and Oyster for Fabric A. A 108ʺ wideback in Navy Kona Cotton was the perfect backing fabric.
When piecing Night Garden, you are left with large scraps of fabric. I opted to pair the full circle and smaller quarter circle scraps (which are created when making BOTH the Throw and Queen size version of Night Garden) with FreeSpirit Designer Essential Solids in Cerulean to create my test version of the Space Arcade bonus quilt.
When piecing the queen size version of Night Garden, you are left with larger quarter circle scraps of fabric. I chose to pair those scraps with Kona Cotton in Enchanted to make my test version of the Congruence bonus quilt.
The Night Garden queen size cover quilt was beautifully quilted by Melissa @sewshabbyquilting using the Dissent pantograph from Longarm League. I love how the shapes in the pantograph are all elements of the pieced top.
For Space Arcade, I used a Hera marker to mark and walking foot quilt 1ʺ spaced lines that were mapped out to connect the pieced elements of the quilt top (Tips for Using a Hera Marker). In the larger spaces, I free motion quilted dense back and forth lines. To mark out the walking foot paths and lines, I used a combination of my straight quilting acrylic rulers to create the straight lines and 4ʺ, 3ʺ, 2ʺ, and 1ʺ quarter circle templates* to create the curved quilting. (*Note: the perfect quarter circle templates I used to mark my quilting lines are included in the pattern.)
I also have a more in depth blog post about the Space Arcade quilting plan.
For Congruence, I used a Hera marker to mark and walking foot quilted 1ʺ spaced lines that were mapped out to echo the pieced elements of the quilt top (Tips for Using a Hera Marker). To mark out the walking foot paths and lines, I used a combination of my straight quilting acrylic rulers to create the straight lines and 5ʺ, 4ʺ, 3ʺ, 2ʺ, and 1ʺ quarter circle templates* to create the curved quilting. (*Note: the perfect quarter circle templates I used to mark my quilting lines are included in the pattern.)
Night Garden Pattern Details
Night Garden is a very modern and striking quilt that can be made in two colorways (two fabrics or multi-fabric) in a throw or queen size. The intermediate to advanced skill level pattern includes bonus quilt patterns Space Arcade (which uses scraps created from piecing the Throw AND Queen size version of Night Garden) and Congruence (which uses scraps created from piecing the Queen size version of Night Garden). All three patterns include coloring page(s), paper templates, and full quilting details for the cover/sample quilt(s).
Sizing / Finished Measurements
Night Garden Sizing / Finished Measurements
Throw: 66ʺ x 66ʺ
Queen: 90ʺ x 100ʺ
Space Arcade Sizing / Finished Measurements
Throw: 54ʺ x 62ʺ
Congruence Sizing / Finished Measurements
Throw: 60ʺ x 60ʺ
Templates and Template Preparation
I work with acrylic templates when I am piecing curves, but I know that not all templates are the same and not everyone has templates. When cutting the concave and convex shapes, you may use templates included at the end of the PDF or standard 6ʺ finished / 6½ʺ unfinished Drunkard’s Path acrylic templates (I personally use templates from Jen Carlton-Bailly). Note: If you have your own set of Drunkard’s Path acrylic templates, I recommend printing out the templates and verifying that your templates match the concave and convex shapes suggested for the pattern.
When you print and cut out the templates, make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or Actual Size before you print. Measure the 1ʺ square on the template page with one of your quilting rulers to make sure that the templates are printed to the correct size. You may use the printed templates and a fabric marking device of your choice or using template material, trace the paper templates onto the material to create your own templates.
In addition, I have included the quarter circle templates I used to create marking templates for my Space Arcade and Congruence quilting plans.
- I find a smaller 28mm rotary cutter ideal for cutting curves in combination with acrylic rulers. This is totally optional. A 45mm rotary cutter will also work very well.
- 12½ʺ square ruler or larger
Space Arcade Quilt Pattern
While Space Arcade was created as a “bonus quilt” companion to the Night garden quilt, today I am also releasing a full, stand alone pattern for Space Arcade. The pattern contains yardage and cutting instructions for all the pieces, meaning that it does not rely on first making Night Garden to have left over scraps.
Space Arcade Multi Color Option
Just like Night Garden, Space Arcade is offered with a two color and multi color option.
Congruence Quilt Pattern
While Congruence was created as a “bonus quilt” companion to the Night garden quilt, today I am also releasing a full, stand alone pattern for Congruence. The pattern contains yardage and cutting instructions for all the pieces, meaning that it does not rely on first making Night Garden to have left over scraps.
I would like to thank Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs for her technical editing, advice, and consultation throughout the extensive pattern writing and quilting process for these three patterns and quilts.
Pattern Release Sale
To celebrate the triple pattern release, all three patterns are on sale for $2 off through Sunday, June 25th.
- Night Garden digital quilt pattern
- 41 pages
- Includes 2 bonus quilt patterns
- Space Arcade digital quilt pattern
- Congruence digital quilt pattern
I look forward to seeing your beautiful versions!