Cacti BQ Quilt

Today was the last day of my 5 day Easter weekend holiday. Tomorrow, it is back to my day job. The weekend was filled with the usual weekend activities–laundry, grocery shopping, vacuuming, and dusting. Good Friday we enjoyed a special family meal in celebration of Easter. The extra long weekend also afforded time for quilting.

I finished off a super secret project that I can not share pictures of right now and I worked on a project for me.

While in Arizona in February 2009, I purchased two panels of cacti prints from the Santa Fe fabric line by RJR. I set the blocks together using the BQ pattern from Maple Island Quilts after seeing a quilt made by Kathleen Moorhead Johnson http://www.augustwindquiltdesigns.com/page13.html.

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The dark Southwest print to the left of my quilt top is a fabric from the same line as the cacti blocks. Although I purchased this fabric with the intention of using it as a border, I am not sure I like it with this quilt top. I will have to think further on this. Also, I still have some more cacti blocks so I am thinking of adding another row of blocks before calling this one finished.

7 thoughts on “Cacti BQ Quilt

  1. I am loving how this looks! You know I love this setting as we both have been looking at it off and on since one of us spotted it. The stripe really accents the cacti well.

  2. Ms. Norma…I am really liking this! Do you have enough of the intended border to use it as a backing? Do you have more of the stripe to use as binding? I say skip the heavy borders and bind it with the stripe. Well done girlie!

  3. Your quilt is really pretty and I LUV how the flowers break the square…thaZ cool!

    I agreeee with Pam, the stripe would be a good choice…

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

  4. So beautiful I want to duplicate it! Found the panels but am unable to locate the striped frame material. It is also RJR Sante Fe?
    Appreciate an answer as to where to find it.
    Thanks

  5. Wow, what a great quilt! What a cool way to use those big flowers. I have some old panels from years gone by, may have to try that pattern out. :-)

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