Agave Quilt

Agave Quilt by Amy Friend

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 40" x 48"

Finished Blocks : 4" x 12" blocks

Rating : Challenging

Designed By : Amy Friend

There’s no question about it: succulents are on trend. Just enter the word “succulents” on your Internet search engine and you’ll find millions of examples of these versatile plants. Fabric designers and quilters have taken this trend to heart, with loads of prints and patterns featuring succulents of all sorts. Designer Amy Friend has pushed the interpretation of these plants beyond the ordinary in her quilt, “Agave”.

Spikey succulent plants, such as the agave, served as inspiration for this paper-pieced design – but the color palette in shades of purple is distinctly Amy. The completed blocks are set off center and, in each column, one purple spike in the block is removed. The quilt has a lot of movement as the design radiates from the off-center line.

Download this quilt pattern plus nine more in the 2018 digital issue of QuiltCon Magazine.


  • 4 yards background fabric for blocks and binding
  • 5/8 yard dark purple
  • ½ yard medium-dark purple
  • ¼ yard each of medium and medium-light purple
  • 1/8 yard each of light and pale purple
  • 2 ¾ yards backing
  • Crib-size batting

Pick up your copy of QuiltCon Magazine 2018 for this pattern and more!