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Catenary Quilt Pattern
Catenary Quilt Pattern
Catenary Quilt Pattern
Catenary quilt_pattern front_Carolyn Friedlander
Catenary quilt_pattern back_Carolyn Friedlander
doe catenary quilt . carolyn friedlander

Catenary Quilt Pattern


Catenary refers to a certain type of arch that is often used in buildings and bridges--my favorite example being the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The design for this project is inspired by that graceful and graphic shape.

Project Sizes

66″ x h. 77 1/2″ (Throw), 33 1/2" x 28" (Wall), 85 1/2" x 94" (Full/Queen)


The cover project features fabrics from my Doe collection and uses 1/4-yard cuts for the blocks, which makes for plenty of mixing and matching of a variety of prints!

Techniques/Skill Level

Beginner-friendly, needle-turn appliqué (Can use another appliqué technique if desired.), basic piecing. 

Pattern Includes

How-to instructions with illustrations, multiple size options, directions for making a hanging sleeve

Featured Projects + Additional Resources

Catenary Quilt in Doe fabrics

 Needle-Turn Appliqué Tools

Catenary projects on the blog