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.