13 Southwestern Quilts and Southwestern Quilt Ideas
This year, go Southwest with these bold and bright free quilt patterns and projects!
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One of the hottest trends in quilting right now is bold graphic patterns and prints inspired by the great American Southwest. The Southwest is one of the most unique areas of the country, which is reflected in the beautiful landscapes and culture of that region. Hop on the train of current quilting trends with this list of our favorite Southwestern-inspired quilt patterns and projects. These colorfully vibrant quilts and quilt blocks capture traditional patterns found in Southwestern culture, from the deserts of Arizona to the high mountain steeps of the Rockies.
There's literally a pattern or quilt project for everyone and anyone in this list of Southwestern quilt patterns. If you've always wanted to experiment with paper piecing or are looking for creative ways to use your charm packs, then you'll love these fun and fresh quilt ideas. We've also made sure to include quilts of all colors, from bright summery hues to rich and deep autumn shades that are perfect for fall. This year, go Southwest and embrace easy and edgy patterns with these gorgeous Southwestern quilt projects.
Southwestern Quilt Patterns and Tutorials
Bring the gorgeous colors and patterns of the Southwest into your home with these stunning quilt patterns and tutorials. From easy throw quilt patterns to full bed quilt designs, you're sure to find the absolutely perfect project to take you to the warm and colorful American Southwest.
- Four Corners Strip Quilt
Perfect for your favorite prints or jelly rolls, this beginner-friendly quilt tutorial shows you how to cut and piece together a basic strip quilt in gorgeous Southwestern-inspired fabric.
- Traveling Southwest Quilt
Your next quilt will be a journey into effortless luxury and quality design with the pattern for the Traveling Southwest Quilt. This quilt pattern has unique quilt blocks that you can make using half square triangles.
- Southwest Salsa Quilt Pattern
This modern quilt pattern is the perfect combination of classic Southwestern designs and rich modern colors and offers itself to some lovely free motion quilting options.
- Aztec Charm Pack Pattern
This charm pack quilt idea uses half square triangles to form different block patterns, giving this quilt a beautiful kaleidoscope look. You can create this quilt with a classic two-color scheme or try experimenting with a rainbow of color!
- Morning Splash Quilt Pattern
This free quilt pattern comes with a free printable pattern sheet, meaning you don't have to stress about how to create this gorgeous quilt. The vibrant colors in this quilt make it a fantastic statement piece in any room and the detailed pattern is intricate and elegant.
- Cowboy Up Bed Quilt
This full-sized bed quilt uses jelly roll quilt patterns full of galloping horses, tanned cowboys, and dry desert scenes to create a truly unique pattern of strip quilt blocks.
- Desert Sunset Wall Quilt
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.
- Modern Navajo Quilt Pattern
Combine the use of modern color blocking and big pieces with the traditional look of old school quilts to create this truly wonderful piece. This free quilt pattern uses a combo of squares and half-square triangle blocks to make a quilt that looks intricate, but simple.
- Fat Quarter Double Irish Chain
If you have a fat quarter pack gathering dust that you just cannot decide what to do with, consider creating a lovely and traditional quilt pattern.
Looking for even more great quilt patterns? Then you'll love our popular list of modern quilts and quilt projects! 28 Modern Quilt Patterns and Modern Quilt Ideas
Quilt Blocks and Other Quilt Projects
If you're new to quilting, start off simple and create a small quilt project to show off your love of the Southwest. These easy quilt blocks and other small quilting projects can be completed in just a few hours!
- Split Nine Patch Quilt Block Pattern
Using three lovely colors, this free quilt block pattern can be rotated while quilting to find several different looking quilts that are all classic yet quirky.
- Arrowhead Quilt Block Pattern
Whether you want to create a neutral quilt or go crazy with colors, this star block looks lovely on its own or can be combined with other free quilting block patterns to create a quilt you are sure to adore.
- Happy Cactus Applique Pattern
This free printable pattern provides an easy-to-follow template to help you create sharp and accurate shapes often used in hexagon quilt patterns.
- Arizona Star Block Pattern
The Arizona Star Block Pattern is inspired by the starry skies of an Arizona desert and will look lovely in your home.
- Fashionable Feather DIY Quilt
Hang this refreshing quilt anywhere in the house for a burst of happiness. The pastel colors of the feather patterns contrast nicely with the dark background of the quilt, making them pop and catching your eye.
Find more easy quilt patterns that are perfect for beginners with our free eBook! Easy Quilt Patterns: 11 Applique Quilt Patterns + Quick Quilts
What do you love about the American Southwest? Be sure to leave a comment below!
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