Now quilt, as pattern tester

In the world of quilting, the marriage of color and design gives birth to stunning creations that captivate the heart and soul. Among the myriad color combinations, my choices in the Now quilt stand as a beacon of serenity and sophistication. Join me on a journey into the realm of modern quilting, where the harmonious blend of blue and peach hues creates an exquisite tapestry of elegance and comfort.

Modern quilting is a celebration of artistic freedom and contemporary design principles. Inspired by clean lines, minimalism, and bold colors, modern quilts break away from traditional patterns to embrace fresh perspectives. The Now quilt takes these principles to heart, offering a unique modernism.

Now quilt is a pattern by Lucy Engels, a Scotch modern quilter that combines her artictic background with textile art. I worked on the pattern as a pattern tester for her, and it was an absolute delight.

Blue, with its calming and serene presence, forms the foundation of the modern quilt’s color palette. The symphony of blue within the quilt sets the stage for a journey of serenity and peace.

Adding a touch of warmth and charm, peach hues emerge as the perfect complement to the blue tones. With its delicate blend of pink and orange, peach infuses the quilt with a gentle radiance, like the first rays of dawn caressing the earth. The warm embrace of peach softens the blue palette, creating a balanced and harmonious visual experience.

Quilt process

In the realm of modern quilting, design plays a central role in creating captivating quilts. Lucy’s horizontal design, and solely with this type of design, the quilt is automaticallly characterized as modern. Then the fine lines between minimal blocks and color placement, make the design spectacular.

The pattern is really straightfroward, and mainly addressed to the advanced beginner quilter.

The Now quilt, now decorates our bedroom wall, as it hangs respectively beside our fine dream fibers!


The quilting was made with wavy lines on my Janome 6700p, an easy solutions that gives me freedom to be fast and effective.

Quilt dimensions
This quilt is twin sized quilt and it measures 66” x 76” inches.

Quilt started: April 2021

Quilt Finished: March 2022


A mix of Kona cotton solids carefully selected to fit in the design.

Backing: A solid grey fabric

Binding: Blue solid fabric

Batting: 100% cotton

In the delicate interplay of blue and peach hues, we discover the enchanting charm of the modern quilt. It is a tapestry of elegance and tranquility, a fusion of colors that brings solace and joy to the soul. As we celebrate the art of modern quilting, let us cherish the timeless beauty of the blue and peach quilt, where serenity and sophistication unite in perfect harmony. Happy quilting! 💙

Photoshooting made in Forest Village Livaditis, Xanthi – Mirodato beach, Xanthi

Modern quilts by Zafiro Vaxevanidou

Zarkadia Quilting Co. is a home-based company that focuses on making special and unique quilts that hug and caress. Quilts are love, tenderness, warmth and cure. Enjoy and be inspired by this art form and know yourself in the process.

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