Hey, fellow bakers! Emily here, from Aunt Em’s Quilts, happy to be back and sharing another fun quilt. I’m a desert girl. I grew up in the second driest state in the union. I tried a stent in the Northwest, and while it was beautiful, I missed the sun. So I’m back in the desert. This project draws it’s inspiration from that sunny desert I love. Nothing says desert like a cactus. This project combines pairs of layer cake and charm squares to form cactus blocks. The bright happy colors of Zen Chic’s Spotted line made for some great cacti.
I could live in jeans. To be honest, I practically do! When I read that the True Blue by Zen Chic fabric line was inspired by denim, I was smitten! I designed this quilt block to be reminiscent of the back pocket on a pair of jeans. This quilt is made up of just that one block—I call them pocket blocks—and background fabric. It finishes at 57” by 66”.