Zen Garden was designed by Judy and Brad Niemeyer as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters to paper piecing and constructing an exploded star quilt layout. The project requires (24) diamond blocks. We chose the Shimmering Star Mixer Block for this design and added the Striped Pieced Mixer Border. We created the diamonds using a Quiltworx Strip Set, which has (48) 2-1/2” x 42” strips that have been selected and sorted by Judy and Judel Niemeyer into (6) color groups with (8) fabrics ranging from light to dark. The quilt requires paper piecing and traditional piecing skills, including curved piecing, to complete.