I've been promising a tutorial for my Saguaro Quilt for quite some time, and today I'm finally going to deliver! I actually had the idea for this cactus quilt rolling around in my head for several months before I put pencil to paper, and it was last October that I made my first block and posted it to Instagram. You can see more pictures of this quilt on my blog post HERE.
These Saguaro blocks are a good way to make a dent in your green scraps. For more variety, I recommend swapping some 2.5" green squares with your friends! I'm SO grateful for my friends who donated their scraps when I made my quilt!
Keep in mind that this isn't a quilt pattern...simply a tutorial, so you may have to do some figuring out on your own. But you're smart, so I'm sure it won't be a problem. I will give you measurements assuming that your seam allowance is a perfect scant 1/4" and all of your blocks measure a perfect 12.5"x 20.5" (unfinished). Please measure your completed blocks before cutting your sashing and borders. You may need to adjust the lengths to fit.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS FOR QUILT
3-1/2 yards PINK BACKGROUND
Lots and lots of GREEN SCRAPS
BLOCK CUTTING GUIDELINES
P/G HST = Pink and Green Half Square Triangles. Use your favorite method to make 24.
The unfinished block measures 12.5" x 20.5".
NOTE: You will need to make SEVEN blocks as diagrammed below, and FIVE that are opposite.
SASHING AND BORDERS
|You may notice that the 1' x 1" squares aren't added to the bottom of this saguaro.|
This was my prototype, so they were added later.
Thank you so much for the tutorial. I had this idea to use an ombre fabric for the background. In my head, I'm able to make it look like a sunset (or sunrise) if I position the shades correctly. We'll see!ReplyDelete
Stunning! My daughter's already wanting me to make her one. And I like Rachel's idea with an ombre fabric too. Awesome pattern. Thank you for sharing it with us all!ReplyDelete
What a fun and beautiful quilt! Just yesterday I was searching for a cactus inspired quilt project. This is it!! It's now on my list for this years projects. (I'll be hashtagging too) Thank you for the inspiration and the tutorial. So sweet of you to go through all that work for us.ReplyDelete
Wow, that looks great. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.ReplyDelete
Finally finished the Saguaro Quilt top my daughter requested as her wedding quilt. You need one quick adjustment to your top and bottom border cut. It needs to be 68.5 Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt with us!!! LaelReplyDelete
Its beautiful !ReplyDelete
I discovered your sit today and LOVE all your work. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
How big is your saguaro cactus quilt? What are the dimensions? I've been looking at this tutorial for some time. I want to make a twin size quilt like this. So cute!ReplyDelete
So cute, I will definitely try this one. Thanks so much for sharing this patternReplyDelete
Just Love this quilt!!!ReplyDelete
I glad to find this picture with pattern thatReplyDelete
Great pattern! Will make a perfect baby quilt for new baby in Tucson. Thank you for publishing your pattern and the tutorial.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing I used your pattern to make two baby quilts and a table runner with a unbleached muslin background. These were fun to make!ReplyDelete