Carolina Patchworks

Modern Rose Garden and Sweet Garden {{2013 editions}}

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So, yes, you’ve seen these patterns before.

Modern Rose Garden made its debut as a pattern on August 21, 2008.

It’s had some minor cover and inside changes over the years since it’s been a bestseller since day one and has needed a LOT of reprints.

But as the stack was once again dwindling, I felt it needed more than just a reprint. There were some tweaks to the design I had been wanted to do for a while but never found the time. I finally made myself do the tweaks, along with a new quilt and new insides. So, now, close to 5 years later, we have the all new Modern Rose Garden.

It was fun sewing this one. I haven’t made this pattern in 3 or 4 years so it was a nice walk down memory lane. One of the tweaks is that it is now fat-quarter friendly which is the most-asked for change *ever*. 😉


Sweet Garden has had a similar history. It debuted January 25, 2010 as a layer cake (10″ squares) version of Modern Rose Garden.

Bazillions of layer cakes later, Sweet Garden is still chugging along and it’s stack of patterns in the stock room was dwindling like there was no tomorrow. While nothing changed in the design of this pattern, it got a new quilt, new insides … new everything.

This quilt makes me smile. There’s a lot of emotion and wish and hope attached to it. Though no one really will ever understand the back story to a lot of what I do, it’s there. Believe me.

Angela Walters did the quilting on both of these projects. Fabrics are Robert Kaufman‘s Kona along with Sue Spargo and Wendy Morris Folkloric Blooms in Modern Rose Garden.

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emily cier.

quilts. color. fun. life. seattle.


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