Ashley’s version

I designed the Amarillo Garden quilt pattern around a 1950s floral. Though I love Halloween, a Halloween version of this quilt never occurred to me (for shame). In came pattern tester Ashley Danielson, who blew me away with her Halloween interpretation. I make no secret of loving Halloween, so this was a treat for my eyes, and I hope yours, too!

my version
What I love about the Amarillo Garden pattern is that two sizes of feature fabric blocks are used. The maker can use the same or different fabrics for the large and small blocks.
Ashley chose a fabric palette from Kona solids and Johnny Yanok is the print. Would you just look at this gorgeous photo she took to show it off! She says she instantly envisioned “vintage Halloween” when she saw this pattern. Seeing her finished product, I completely understand why! Halloween has been a lifelong favorite of Ashley’s, which has become even more special now that she can share it with her own family. Each year, they dress up as a family theme and transform her house inside and out into a “spooktacular haunted house.” She is eager to add this quilt to her Halloween decor. I can’t wait to see how she incorporates it into the spooky mix!


Ashley’s quilting journey began two years ago when she needed an outlet from the stresses of the medical field. She enjoys every aspect of creating a quilt and stands in awe of all the beautiful patterns and fabrics available. I think we can all relate to that! 😉

Ashley is active on Instagram and you can find her @qrazyaboutquilting, where you will see much more of her beautiful work.

About the Quilt

Amarillo Garden looks like a grid that snaps together quite simply. It is a two-block construction which would be a breeze for a confident quilter, and a bit of basic skill-building for someone new to quilting. Labeled diagrams are throughout the pattern with step-by-step instructions. Click here to see more versions of the quilt with testimonials from other makers of Amarillo Garden. You can also visit me on Instagram to see many more posts in my grid on this quilt, as well as using the #amarillogardenquilt to see versions made by pattern testers and others.

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