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Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

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The Desert Sunset Wall Quilt proves that you can still do piecework when making panel quilts. Slice up a Desert Nite panel and add purple and orange fabrics for a fiery quilt that incorporates the most beautiful colors of the desert. Wall quilts made with this pattern will give a Southwest feel to any room.

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt
This image courtesy of michaelmillerfabrics.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Quilt Size: 42 inches wide x 50 inches long

Time to complete: A week or two

Primary Technique: Pieced

Difficulty Level: Easy

This was one of our most popular projects from 2012. See our collection of the 100 Best Quilt Patterns for Free for other reader favorites!

Note: This quilt is designed using fabrics from Michael Miller Fabrics. Fabrics are coded in materials list.
 
 

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt
  CX4459 Nite Desert Nite 2/3 yard

 Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

CX3534 Orange
Circle Circle
1/8 yard

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

K1143
Krystal
1/8 yard

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

K1265
Krystal
1/6 yard

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

K2276
Krystal
1-1/8 yards

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

DC4032 Blue
Dottie Grid
1/8 yard

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

K1146
Krystal
1/8 yard

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

K1267
Krystal
1/8 yard

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

Jet Black
1/4 yard

 

 

 

 Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

K1142
Krystal
Fat 1/4

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

K1148
Krystal
1/6 yard

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt

K1275
Krystal
1/6 yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desert Sunset Wall Quilt Materials

Additional Materials:

  • 46” x 54” Backing
  • 46” x 54” Batting
  • Threads to match
  • Straight Pins
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • OPTIONAL : Masking Tape


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Refer to the cutting diagram and cut CX4459 into 1-1/2”, 2 1/2”, and 3-1/2” strips following the diagram. Cut the strips in order 1 to 18. It’s helpful to number each strip with a small piece of masking tape to keep the sequence in order.
     
  2. To assemble the quilt top - follow the placement guide. Sew “C” - 6-1/2” piece to the bottom of row 1. Sew “I” - 10-1/2” piece to the top. Repeat for each row across the quilt. Each row is 36 1/2” long.
     
  3. Sew rows together in sequence to complete the bargello quilt top. Finished piece is 34-1/2” X 36-1/2”. Remove masking tape if used.
     
  4. Sew Jet Black 34-1/2” strip to the top and bottom of the quilt. Sew Jet Black 38-1/2” strip to each side.
     
  5. For the top border - sew K1146, K1148, K1143 1-1/4” strips together lengthwise. Cut (12) right square triangles from the strip inverting every other point. Cut (6) K2276 4” squares in half diagonally to make (12) right square triangles. Sew one K2276 and one striped triangle together to make one square. Trim to an accurate 3-1/2” square. Make (12) total.

    Desert Sunset Wall Quilt
     
  6. Sew together as shown to make zigzag border. Sew to the top of the quilt.
     
  7. Repeat Step #5 for the bottom border using K1267, K1265, K1275 for the stripes. Sew completed border to the bottom of the quilt.
     
  8. Sew K2276 36-1/2” piece to the top and bottom of the quilt. Sew K2276 pieced for length 50-1/2” strips to each side. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top. Baste.
     
  9. Quilt as desired.
     
  10. Bind using K2276 pieced as needed for length.
     

DIAGRAM:

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Desert Sunset Wall Quilt



 

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