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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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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to top row in Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out three assorted blocks, four tan horse print setting triangles, and four tan horse print corner triangles in diagonal rows. Sew together pieces in each diagonal row. Press seams toward tan print setting and corner triangles. Join rows to make a horizontal block row. Press seams in one direction. Repeat to make a second horizontal block row.

2. Sew together black-and-red stripe 2-3⁄4x25-7⁄8" sashing strip and horizontal block rows to make quilt center. Press seams toward sashing strip. The quilt center should be 25-7⁄8x19-5⁄8" including seam allowances.