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Eye Catcher

Use the same cream print in alternating squares to balance a variety of florals and dark prints. While the finished wall hanging offers plenty to look at, it isn’t overwhelming. Fabrics are from the Circa 1825 collection by Sharon Yenter and Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics.


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Inspired by Pieceful Waters from designer Linda M. Theifoldt of The Quilted Goose

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



•    2-1⁄2 yards light check (blocks)

•    12—18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted light/medium prints (blocks)

•    12—18×21” pieces (fat quarters) assorted medium/dark prints (blocks)

•    1⁄2 yard dark blue print (inner border)

•    1⁄2 yard light floral (inner border)

•    1 yard green floral (outer border)

•    1⁄2 yard binding fabric

•    3-1⁄3 yards backing

•    60×72" square batting

•    Lightweight tracing paper or other foundation material of your choice


Finished quilt: 51-1⁄2×63-1⁄2"

Finished block: 12" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.