New Pattern: Window Garden

Thank you for stopping by to check out my newest pattern, Window Garden. This is a layer cake friendly pattern, measuring at 64 1/2” x 76 1/2”. My quilt features the beautiful new collection by Lella Boutique (Moda Fabrics) called Olive’s Flower Market.  This collection ships to stores in November!

When I received my layer cake of Olive’s Flower Market from the nice folks at Moda, I was struck by how delicate and romantic the prints are, but the inclusion of the charcoal black and the grounding taupe also made the collection feel sophisticated and modern. This mainly four-color palette is just so lovely!


And so, Olive’s Flower Market was my inspiration for this layer cake pattern.  My goal was to design a pattern that would maintain large portions of each 10″ square to really show off the fabrics, but also include some smaller details that give the design movement and energy.  As I was working on the quilt this summer, my daughter looked at the blocks and said, “They are so pretty, Mom!  Each one is like a little window.”  Thank you Haley, for helping me give a name to Window Garden!

I think this pattern would translate well to so many beautiful layer cake collections on the market. I’m also thinking it would make a beautiful Christmas quilt with just the right holiday fabric!

Since my daughter was instrumental in helping me name my new pattern, it has found a home in her bedroom, where she already has taupe colored walls, modern black curtains and white furniture.  I guess it was meant to be!



Window Garden is available on my Etsy Shop.  Special thank you to my friend Barb Erickson at Quilts on Broadway for the lovely quilting! I hope you all get carried away quilting often!


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23 thoughts on “New Pattern: Window Garden

  1. I just love this quilt – pattern and fabric! So many possibilities with this one! You gave us another winner Taunja! Making this one for me 😊

  2. I have loved this fabric from the first time I saw it online. Can't wait for its arrival. You have created the perfect pattern for it. Beautiful!!!

  3. Beautiful quilt. I love it!!!! Olive's Flower Market is definitely a favorite! Naturally I have to purchase the pattern. LOLHope all is well – been sending lots of happy thoughts to you.

  4. This one is a stunner!! The colors, pattern, and quilting by the amazing Barb all work so amazing together!! I really can't wait to get back to my quilting because I am anxious to use that Window Garden pattern!!

  5. I'm going to buy this on Thursday night when I go to Quilts on Broadway for our first Gypsy Wife Sew Along! I'm really excited to make this because I'm anxious to see how each block will look different In spite of them being the same design. I LOVE that!!! I'm going to use my stash! Thank you, Taunjalynn!!!

  6. Hello Taunja,I found this layer cake at my local quilt store and then I found your pattern. I love it! Will you tell me what fabric you used for backing? It's such a beautiful quilt. Thank you.Joyce

  7. Hi Joyce! I'm so glad you like it! For backing I had to use a white solid, although I wish I could have used one of the petite prints from the collection! This was a pattern I developed before Olive's Flower Market was fully released by Moda, so I was only able to get ahold of enough pre-release fabric for the top and binding.

  8. This pattern needs to have a fabric update! Background you say 2 1/3 and my friend told me she had run out when she made it so I bought 2 2/3 and used all but a very small bit. 5.5” border, just ran out of enough fabric after cutting 7 strips! I’m really disappointed because I loved my fabric and now I have to figure out a new border. I have very little fabric left so I’m not cutting wrong.

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