Zen Garden was designed by Judy and Brad Niemeyer as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters to paper piecing and constructing an exploded star quilt layout. The project requires (24) diamond blocks. Quiltworx chose the Shimmering Star Mixer Block for this design and added the Striped Pieced Mixer Border. The quilt requires foundation paper piecing and traditional piecing skills, including curved piecing, to complete.
Finished Size is 60 x 60.
Judy Niemeyer is an international instructor known for her foundation paper piecing techniques and quilt patterns. Her company, Quiltworx, has published over 100 foundation paper pieced quilt patterns over the last 15 years. Her quilts and patterns have become well-known both nationally and internationally among quilters. The patterns include many sewing techniques commonly referred to as foundation paper piecing, traditional piecing, curved piecing, strip piecing, and applique.