Several people emailed me to ask about the pattern I used for my Christmas Cactus quilt. I bought the pattern in Wisconsin about ten years ago! The good news is, even though that quilt shop has gone out of business, you can still get the pattern from the designer, Elisa Wilson of Elisa's Backporch. I hope you will check out the website, as it is full of patterns, instructional videos and other tips. Elisa designs a lot with curves, and several of the videos are on the subject of piecing curved blocks. Very interesting! Here is the link: http://www.backporchdesign.com/patterns.htm
The pattern is actually named Color Bridge, not Christmas Cactus. I named it that because the block reminded me of a cheerful Christmas cactus plant, like we used to get for Grandma during the holidays.
This is the yardage information shown on the back of the pattern. I don't think it is a copyright violation to show it, as it is what you would see if you looked at the pattern without taking it out of it's envelope. I hope you will consider picking up the pattern, as it is cleverly designed, using two simple blocks, a bear's paw and a log cabin variation, and makes up into a very pretty quilt. Something else? The price of the pattern has not gone up in ten years time!
So order your pattern and start planning your colors and buying your fabric!