Arizona Quilt TUTORIAL and GIVEAWAY

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I am so honored to be a part of the blog tour for April Rhodes’ upcoming fabric line “Arizona” from Art Gallery! 

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I made another quilt inspired by my most recent project, Play on Point, which was inspired by this quilt Instagram’d by 2ndavestudio!  I call this one Arizona on Point.

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April Rhodes is sponsoring a giveaway HERE for a FAT QUARTER BUNDLE! Just leave a comment below by Saturday May 10 and I will randomly select one winner to get a fat quarter of this fabulous line mailed to them ASAP!  United States residents only, please. 

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AND I HAVE A TUTORIAL!  Just click Read More at the bottom of this post.

Here’s the whole gorgeous Blog Hoppin’ Gang!:

Thursday, May 1 – Noodlehead -
Saturday, May 3 - Julie Herman – @jaybirdquilts
Sunday, May 4 – Erin Sobon Sundet – @sewbon
Monday, May 5 – Jenna Brand – @howtobejenna
Tuesday, May 6 – Kelli Ward – @truebias
Wednesday, May 7 – Rachel Howard – @familyeverafter
Thursday, May 8 – Delia Randall – @deliacreates
Friday, May 9 – Kelly Costas - @cutcutsew
Saturday, May 10 – Rachel Gander – @imaginegnats
Sunday, May 11 – Devon Iott – @missmake
Monday, May 12 – Mary Dugan – @marysdugan
Tuesday, May 13 – Shannon Cook – @soveryshannon
Wednesday, May 14 – Penny Layman – @sewtakeahike
Thursday, May 15 – Katie Blakesley – @swimbikequilt

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This quilt features a simple quarter log cabin block.  Honestly, I did not measure.  I cut squares and strips and combined them so that the block would be larger than 6″ square – but I eyeballed it.  I wanted there to be a fair amount of variety in each block.

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Once the blocks were made, I squared them to 6″ making sure that the inset square would be square, and the borders would be equal width.

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I placed my squares on my design wall and sewed diagonal rows together, attaching white triangles.

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When attaching your triangles, make sure the hypotenuse (long end of the triangle) is where you want it to be – I’ve made many mistakes here!

Let’s talk about these white triangles!  The side setting triangles are Half Square Triangles.   The corners are Quarter Square Triangles.

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In my example, the Quarter Log Cabin blocks are cut to 6″, and are thus 5 1/2″ finished.   Use this formula for determining the size of your half square triangles:

From a (Finished Block Size + 7/8)” square, cut two triangles.

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I snip the 1/4″ off so that my edges will line up pretty precisely with the Quarter Log Cabin blocks.

Use this formula for determining the size of your half square triangles:
From a (Finished Block Size + 1 and 1/4)” square, cut four triangles.

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Once you assemble your rows and corner pieces, add a border as wide as desired.  I added a 3″ strip around all four sides.

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129 Comments

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129 responses to “Arizona Quilt TUTORIAL and GIVEAWAY

  1. cindy

    that is a truly amazing quilt

  2. Brianna

    The fabric is great but I love you quilt pattern! I am mentally riffling through my stash, trying to choose fabrics for it already!

  3. diane beavers

    Jenna, the Arizona On Point quilt is just gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial also. And the Journa top is calling me to use at least two of April’s prints:)

  4. Fran

    Wow! Your quilt is fantastic, thanks for the great tutorial. And thanks for the chance to win some of April’s beautiful fabrics.

  5. Tamie

    Love your quilt. Thank you for the tutorial. I might need to give this one a try.

  6. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for this chance to win :)

  7. Love your quilt! The Arziona fabrics really make it pop.

  8. I’d love to win a bundle!!

  9. Cool design. Thanks for the tutorial. It looks simple enough that I might have to try it.

  10. Katy

    I just found this quilt on Instagram and am thrilled there is a tutorial! It’s gorgeous! I am absolutely making this. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Jess

    I like how everything is diagonal in your quilt (I have a thing for things that look biased but really aren’t)

  12. Stephanie

    beautiful quilt!!

  13. HI!!!! Very pretty quilt and I love the fabric!!!! Thanks for the give away!!!!

  14. Beautiful fabric and a lovely quilt! Thanks!

  15. Jan

    Love your quilting AND quilting! Appreciate the giveAway!

  16. angie

    wow – love this color scheme and your quilting is beautiful!

  17. Terry

    Love your quilt..perfect for these pretty fabrics!!

  18. So pretty! I’m obsessed with this color scheme (and fabric line)

  19. Chris

    Great tutorial. I really like the quilt. It turned out wonderful.

  20. Amanda c

    Such a cool quilt!

  21. Ilia

    Beautiful!!

  22. Joan Rodriguez

    Awesome Quilt!

  23. Kellene

    Your quilt turned out great, I love the fabric, thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Wow! The quilt is beautiful!

  25. Beautiful! I am so in love with the mixed-width crosshatch quilting. It complements the quilts pattern so well. (And of course, in love with the fabric!)

  26. Lindsey

    Lovely!! Great way to display the fabric. I can’t wait to get my hands on some!!

  27. LINDA J

    HI, BEAUTIFUL QUILT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

  28. Cecilia

    Pretty quilt! I like that it is on point, I haven’t tried doing that yet. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric.

  29. What a lovely quilt! I really love the block, and thank you for the the tutorial and the giveaway!

  30. Cassie Scott

    I’m obsessed with this! Beautiful!

  31. Beautiful fabric and I love your quilt design!

  32. Charlene McCullough

    I absolutely love the quilt. The colors are so Southwest. They remind me of the colors of the Grand Canyon. I want to make the perfect lap quilt with the bundle. Thank you for the giveaway and tutorial.

  33. Thanks for the tutorial.

  34. Kelly Wilson

    Great quilt with some fun fabric. Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

  35. Wow you are so bold in not measuring and thanks for the math lesson at the end, I need it!

  36. Sarah

    Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Laura Ecker

    Love the quilt and the fabric!

  38. Kathleen

    Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  39. Allison D

    Arizona is the perfect fabric for this pattern. Nice work!

  40. Debra Kay Neiman

    Thank you for the tutorial…this pattern is so great and I love the way you quilted it too. Love this fabric. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  41. Beautiful quilt! These are great looking fabrics!

  42. Kelsey Boes

    I am in love with this fabric line. Every project I see with it makes me love it more. Now I want to make a voile summer quilt with it!

  43. Shelby Brooks

    Beautiful quilt! Love the Arizona fabrics!

  44. JackieM

    Looks fabulous!

  45. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love the tutorial — looks like a fabulous scrap project to make !

  46. Lori Morton

    Your quilt is AWESOME! love the fabrics too! & the Tutorial is great..thank you for sharing! :)

  47. Kate

    I love this fabric your quilt is gorgeous and I love that FMQ!

  48. flutefishy

    Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. Great tute beautiful quilt

  50. Helen

    Wonderful use of the Arizona fabric in your quilt!

  51. jessibethviera

    Omg this is lovely and love the fabric it really look so tranquil! :) Thanks for the chance.

  52. Tabitha Keener

    I love the fabrics! Beautiful! I would love to make a quilt with this! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  53. I love that quilt! And I really really want to win some of this fabric!

  54. Kelsey m

    I feel like I just couldn’t heart these patterns any more!!!:)

  55. such a pretty bundle! thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Katherine

    So inspiring!! Seriously love the quilting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. Brenda Hulsey

    Love the fabrics in this line!

  58. Linda

    Such pretty colours and fabrics. Love your design choice, made so beautifully.

  59. cdahlgren2013

    Would love to have this fabric to play with!

  60. Diann Cornell

    Your quilt pattern and the quilting beautifully enhances the fabrics. Great job.

  61. Janie

    Beautiful quilt. Thanks for the detailed tutorial. The fabric choices are amazing. Thank you for the giveaway.

  62. Debbie P

    Lovely quilt!

  63. Sherry VF

    Love the color play in your quilt. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  64. Susanne

    Love your quilt and your quilting. Nice work!

  65. Samantha Ewers

    Beautiful quilt and fabric line.

  66. Dawn Frisch

    The quilt is just perfect for the fabric designs!!! Great work! Happy sewing!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

  67. Marti

    I love how you chose to quilt this, really beautiful without being overpowering.

  68. Roxanne B.

    I love this quilt! It is the perfect pattern for something I was about to start.
    Thanks for sharing!

  69. Marianne

    This fabric line is beautiful. I’d like to make a baby quilt for my friend’s daughter.

  70. Love this quilt! I will be making one soon for my daughter. Thank you for sharing! :)

  71. Jen

    I just love this fabric line, and I am so inspired by your tutorial!!!

  72. I love these fabrics and I love the way you used them!

  73. Jessica

    This is absolutely stunning!! Love the fabric. Love the quilt!

  74. Mary D

    Great quilt. I love the patterns and color palette in these fabrics.

  75. Michele T

    Wow! Your quilt is beautifu!l!! I love the layout and the fabrics work so well!! Thanks for those great tips too!

  76. Karen

    I love your quilt – it really shows off the fabric.

  77. Ashley

    Love the quilt, thanks for the tutorial!

  78. Alexis

    I love love your quilt! It is a perfect marriage of fabric and quilt design. If I won I might have to copy it.

  79. Lisa Marie

    Your quilt is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  80. What a beautiful new fabric line! I absolutely love it, and the quilt you’ve made with it.

  81. Sandy K

    Beautiful fabric and a beautiful quilt.

  82. Vicki H

    Great job on the tutorial. Wonderful quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  83. Your quilt is fabulous, thanks for the tutorial.

  84. Beautiful quilt! I’m really loving the pattern too! Thank you for sharing! I’m in love with this fabric line! I wonder where I can get them.

  85. Oh that is interesting! I’ve been looking for quilt patterns my husband likes more than my usual choices, and I think he’d really dig this one!

  86. Jereena Hussain

    Beautiful Quilt with simple quilting, I love it.

  87. Lee

    Your quilt is beautiful! Love the quilting!

  88. Emily C

    Lovely quilt. I really like the pattern you used.

  89. Lauren K

    Beautiful, I love the Arizona fabric and your pattern!

  90. The quilt is gorgeous!

  91. Fantastic quilt, and a great tutorial!

  92. Connie Cain

    Pretty quilt, love this fabric! :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  93. I love your quilt and I have been anxiously awaiting for this fabric to come out! I love it

  94. Sarah Hull

    I absolutely love the colors and patterns in the fabric! The quilt is beautiful too- thank you for the tutorial and the chance to win!

  95. Tiffany

    Beautiful and inspiring quilt! I would love to get my hands on this beautiful fabric bundle. Thanks for the chance! Cheers!

  96. Kelcie

    I love your quilt and I’d love to win these great fabrics!

  97. I can’t wait to play with that fabric! I’m loving the Southwest motifs lately and the colors are perfect for my home.

  98. Kristin

    Love this quilt, and the fabric. I’d love to win!

  99. Diane

    Great design to showcase this fabric! Thanks for the tutorial and chance to win!

  100. Allison C

    Love the colors and design of this quilt!

  101. Joan H.

    Such beautiful fabric! And the quilt pattern is great and so is the tutorial.

  102. Arlene Tribble

    This a stunning fabric line. Cannot wait to get my hands on some!

  103. I love this fabric and the quilt. So beautiful

  104. I’d love some Arizona fabric to make something for my USMC son who is stationed in Yuma.

  105. Leah Corbin

    That pattern works so well with those fabrics! Beautiful!

  106. Sydney Lund

    I love the design with the fabric! Beautiful

  107. Amy

    Thank you for the tutorial. This quilt and fabric selection are beautiful.

  108. Carolyn

    Love these fabrics. We live in Arizona in the winter and this project appeals to me. I think I need to make a quilt for our sofa! Thank you for the project. It will be a no stress, fun to make quilt.

  109. Linda Erickson

    Great tutorial and lovely fabrics that would be appropriate since I live in Arizona.
    thanks!

  110. Veronica C.

    The color palette alone is stunning, but I love the patterns! Your quilt is so perfect :)

  111. Kelie

    This line is just amazing!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  112. Suzanne Williams

    Your quilt is beautiful and I love the fabric line! The colors are lovely :) Thanks for a great tutorial!

  113. Piroska

    What a gorgeous quilt! I love the colours.

  114. Such a beautiful quilt, especially with these fabrics!

  115. Pat V.

    These fabrics are gorgeous. I love how you used them in this quilt!

  116. barbara woods

    Great fabric.thanks

  117. Nancy

    These prints are fantastic. I’d ask my mother to make a quilt for my sons room (a plus sign pattern, that would look great with these). Thanks for the chance.

  118. Love these fabrics! These are all my favorite summer colors.

  119. Beautiful – thanks for the giveaway!

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