When McCall’s Quilting magazine readers first saw the Glorieta quilt designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth (left), it was love at first sight. This beautiful queen/king medallion design, originally published as a series quilt pattern in the July/August, September/October, and November/December 2013 issues of the magazine, was a huge hit with our community and resulted in many reader versions in both the original colorway and a variety of other interpretations.
That’s how we knew that Glorieta would make a wonderful Quilt Along project. It looked great in every color scheme! So we asked Peg Spradlin to recreate the quilt using fabrics from the Ribbon Floral collection by Dover Hill for Benartex. The lovely greens and purples with a touch of metallic give this version a super elegant look. Ready to see?
Spectacular, yes? Quilt kits are available if you’d like your Glorieta to look just like Peg’s. Or simply purchase the quilt pattern and work with your own fabrics! Either way, you’ll love the queen/king size medallion quilt you’ll have at the end of our Quilt Along series of 12 FREE video lessons.
The Glorieta quilt pattern includes some unusual piecing tricks you’ll enjoy mastering. Regular Sawtooth Stars are lovely, but look how the addition of pieced corner squares and side triangles can elevate this basic block to an exciting, original level (right). And that’s just ONE of the 12 free lessons in this Quilt Along. Brush up on your basic skills and learn lots of new ones while making this unique quilt week by week right along with us.
This quilt pattern has been completely rewritten to guide you step by step through making your own version. Best of all, we’ve recorded 12 free videos with instructor Laura Stone Roberts to take you through the entire quilt making process. Laura has super tips for all the different techniques used in piecing and finishing this project. In the end, quilters will have a spectacular bed quilt that will light up any master retreat or guest room.
All 12 of the video lessons in this series are available to watch free for a limited time at QNNtv.com. We’re highlighting them one per week on our Facebook page (#glorietaquiltalong), and you can watch at your own pace. The complete pattern is available for purchase in our online shop. Of course, if you purchase a quilt kit, the pattern is included. Backing fabric is also available.
We’d like to thank our generous Glorieta Quilt Along sponsor: