I’m so excited to finally release my latest quilt pattern called Sonoran Trail! Once a month for the next six months, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and thorough instructions and free templates. We will create something beautiful together!
Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as I have spent the better part of the past few years exploring the beautiful vistas of Arizona. Sonoran Trail takes from all those experiences.
I also wanted to experiment with wool blend felt applique and embroidery. Of course you can do traditional applique instead using the templates for this quilt, or go with the wool blend felt appliqued on 100% cotton. The choice is yours! Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for a great coupon offer if you would like to purchase the felt for this project. This pattern has a mix of everything. With so many details, it is sure to be an heirloom quilt that you can cherish!
So how does this work?
Starting April 1, 2018, blocks will be offered on the first of the month. Two blocks (sometimes 3) each month, with the last being offered on September 1, 2018. Each set of blocks will be available free to all Sitcom Readers until the end of that month.
Free Patterns each month
If you are following along with this project, I recommend you mark your calendars and come in early to download the monthly installments. Or join us on the Suzy’s Quilters and Crafters Facebook group for monthly reminders. If you miss an installment, or come to the party late, past blocks will be available for a small charge.
OR you can Sign up for the Sonoran Trail Block of the Month Club!
Unlike a regular Block of the Month, where you need to drop by here and get your free download each month, this will give you a monthly email. The email will contain a reminder and a direct link to your personal download page. All of the files will remain on your download page for the duration of the project. And at the end of the block of the month- you will have access to the full pattern! This is available for a one time fee of $8.
Can’t wait? The full pattern will be available for purchase also on April 1, 2018!
Fabric Requirements and Coupon!
The applique and color choices in my quilt top are based off of the Wool Blend 21 Piece Fall Collection Pack from Over the River Felt. For Sonoran Trails, I used the (21 piece pack with 12″ x 12″ wool blend felt), and also:
–1 ea. 12″ x 18″ sheet of Leapin Lizard wool blend felt (OvertheRiverFelt.com)
–1 ea. 12″ x 18″ sheet of Blue Magic wool blend felt (OvertheRiverFelt.com)
Coupon Code from Over the River Felt
The nice folks from Over the River Felt are offering all Sitcom readers a coupon for 15% off of your entire order! Just use the code Suzy15 when checking out. This coupon expires May 31, 2018.
Here is a short video from Over the River Felt that shows how to prewash your felt before starting the project. This will help prevent shrinkage and color bleeding.
Inspired by the color selection in the Fall Collection pack from Over the River Felt, I chose six bright colors and three background colors of 100% cotton fabric.
For more info on amounts of fabric needed and some beginning tips on how each block is created, be sure to click on the link below! Sonoran Trail Pattern Fabric Requirements
Currently Available until June 1, 2018 – Buffalo and Cactus.
These block instructions and templates are only available for free until June 1, 2018. After that, they will be available for $4.99 each. So take advantage of a freebee and download them now!
Ready to start a beautiful heirloom quilt? Stay tuned!
Create something amazing and be sure to share it with us! I’d love to see what you come up with!
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