Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Santa Fe Sunrise | McCall’s Quilting Blog

WB SantaFeSunrise 300 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Santa Fe SunriseSanta Fe Sunrise was featured in “I Love This Quilt” column in McCall’s Quilting September/October 2017.

It’s available for you to download and print instantly as this week’s Friday Free Quilt pattern! Click here to find the download.

Finished Size 87½” x 87½”

Gigi Khalsa, Associate Editor, tells us what drew her attention to this project:

What I love about this quilt, Santa Fe Sunrise by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith, is the way that the fabric choices determine the look and mood of the quilt. The medallion-style layout is relatively simple, with a series of pieced borders making up the bulk of the design, so what stands out most to me is the interplay of the colors, values and prints of the fabrics in the composition. The next thing that comes to mind is, “How can I make a version of this quilt that looks totally different?”

With nice big patches and easy piecing, I could use any assortment of large-scale prints to great effect, or I could try cutting patches from fabric I’ve pieced together myself. I’m considering this pattern as a creative launching pad, and I’m looking forward to creating something completely new with it!

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