April 25, 2022

Things I made with Saguaro fabric

Coming back to the blog after the Year Everything Changed, I see I forgot to post about some things I made. I am so proud of these quilts with my lovely new fabric, how did I miss this?? I remember writing about them, but now I remember that was in my newsletter. (Sign up using the link at the bottom of my website if you want to get on it!) 

Well, my new fabric line Saguaro came out - I think I mentioned that in one of my posts! This is the flagship pattern, also called Saguaro. These cactus only grow in a narrow slice of the Southwest, where I happened to grow up. If you see a Saguaro with arms, it's at least 80 (!) years old! I love this tribute to the land I know so well. The quilt is out touring quilt shops and I can't wait until it's home!

I worked harder perfecting this pattern than any I've ever done. The Saguaro quilt pattern is available as a digital download, or as a printed pattern carried by quilt shops.  I've really loved seeing the finished Saguaro quilts people have made. In prints or solids, it's striking and lovely!

Next up, this simple beauty called Cactus Flower. It's a sweet table runner that is english paper pieced. The digital pattern includes a link to a printable file to cut out your own pieces, or you can buy them from PaperPieces.com. I've been considering making kits for this one. It's satisfying to sew, and I'd like to make a single flower as a pillow for our couch!

Now for those who like a little challenge, here is a diamond-block based quilt called Painted Desert. The template is included with the pattern. This quilt is touring too!! Come home baby I miss you!!
The digital Painted Desert pattern is here. I really like how I quilted this one. It was not complicated or time consuming but it packs a nice punch of texture and variety. 

Finally, here is a quick quilt with a twist, using a layer cake (10" squares). It's called Thunderclap. I really had a great time quilting this one too. I love the energy it has. The digital pattern for Thunderclap is in my shop as well! 

OK now I feel better that I gave these quilts their moments! Have you made any of these quilts? 


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

The age of plants in the desert is something that I often marvel about; what patience and persistence they have. Your Saguaro fabric line is lovely as are the designs!

Barb Neiwert said...

I, too, love the desert and the saguaros. That's why I made your Saguaro quilt which turned out to be perfect for the wall in our den! I do love your patterns and fabric designs.

Sharon - IN said...

Hello Christina! The LQS kitted your Painted Desert - I bought two! Your fabric line is beautiful, and am slowly using one of the kits to make an appliqué quilt.
If you do decide to kit your Cactus Flower Table Runner, I'd for sure buy it! Will Paper Pieces make a kit for the EPP pieces? That would be great too!

Christine B said...

What beautiful quilts Christina! Love them all! Christine x

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