Sonoran Trail Sew Along

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!  This pattern has a mix of everything.  With so many details, it is sure to be an heirloom quilt that you can cherish!

For the current Sonoran Trail Free Block patterns, Click Here!

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 October 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.

Can’t wait? The full pattern is available for purchase here!

For the current Sonoran Trail Free Block patterns, Click Here!

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 (
–1 ea. 12″ x 18″ sheet of Blue Magic wool blend felt (

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.

Fabric Requirements

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

For the current Sonoran Trail Free Block patterns, Click Here!

Available until October 1, 2018 – Pottery and Lizards

These block instructions and templates are only available for free until October 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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