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Southwestern Plains

Desert-inspired prints in traditional Southwestern reds, yellows, and blues set the mood for this quilt. A wide border punches up the deep colors. Fabrics are from the Desert Dreams collection by Kensington Studio for Quilting Treasures.


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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the order that follows in each section. Cut black-and-red stripe sashing strip and black-and-orange stripe inner border strips lengthwise (parallel to selvages).

From tan horse print, cut:
2—9-3⁄4" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 8 setting triangles total
4—5-1⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 8 corner triangles total

From black-and-red stripe, cut:
1—2-3⁄4x25-7⁄8" sashing strip

From black-and-orange print, cut:
2—3-1⁄2x25-7⁄8" inner border strips
2—3-1⁄2x25-5⁄8" inner border strips

From red print, cut:
2—5-1⁄2x35-5⁄8" strips for outer border
2—5-1⁄2x31-7⁄8" strips for outer border
4—2-1⁄2x42" binding strips