Sunprint Sandia Quilt

I was playing around with some different ideas for how to use the Sunprint fabrics from the January Culcita Box, when I opened up the Southwest Modern book my Kristi Schroeder that I had recently received from Lucky Spool Media and saw the Sandia Quilt.

Sunprint Sandia Quilt

It is a great, quick pattern and worked perfectly with fat quarters. I decided to start with the warmer colors in the upper left corner and gradually move down to the cooler colors in the lower right corner.

Sunprint Sandia Quilt

Prepare to be shocked: I did not do my normal straight-ish, randomly spaced lines for the quilting. I did actual straight, regularly spaced lines.  Ok, they are still not perfectly straight, but I'm only human!

Sunprint Sandia Quilt

Sunprint Sandia Quilt

When I was looking for backing fabric in my stash, I found this Ikea print that was leftover from making curtains for our bedroom in San Diego, but it was about 5 inches too short.  No worries; after some searching, I found 5 more yards of it in my stash.  

Sunprint Sandia Quilt

The binding fabric is FreeSpirit solid in black and I sewed down the binding by hand with my normal big stitches

Sunprint Sandia Quilt


And I added a label to the back of the quilt. I am still working on where exactly I want to place the label and how exactly I feel about them. Sometime in the next few weeks I will write up a post with more details.

Sunprint Sandia Quilt

Finished size: 49.5" x 63.5"
Fabric: Sunprint by Alison Glass included in the January Culcita Box
Background Fabric: Kona Cotton in Pewter

Do you want my leftover scraps? Just leave a comment on this post letting me know what you are currently working on and I will pick a winner sometime in the next few days.  

The giveaway winner is GranChris.  Thanks everyone for entering!

If you would like to pick up this month's box, or subscribe to a monthly Culcita box delivery, check out the options on their website.  


51 comments

  1. Working on two baby quilts for pregnant friends right now!

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  2. Love the big stitches binding! I am currently working on a jelly roll rug!

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  3. I have never seen big stitching on a binding. It adds a really nice design element.

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  4. I have been making guild donation quilts for our local NICU. I have bound 3 and created 4 tops ready to FMQ as soon as I clean and set up my sewing machine.

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  5. I can't believe those white stitches are by hand! You are really good! I just last night started a tiny Dresden sewing kit, and though it is a bit fiddly, I love how it's turning out. I'm also trying to finish up my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt (without a design wall), and a rail fence quilt.

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  6. Trying to finish 2 baby quilts, then on to something new.

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  7. You always seem to make quick work of your monthly fabric boxes. I like that. After sewing up 32 pillowcases in January my goal this month was 13 double sided flannel blankets and 7 fleece blankets. Between sewing these items and cutting up fabrics for 3 scrap quilt ideas and some scrap management, I am about 3/4 complete. I have 1 week left to get the sewing done.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  8. Love it! I’m working on a quilt for my sister in law whose getting married soon

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  9. fabulous quilt! I am working on a quilt for my brother!

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    1. Wow! I can't believe that you stitched the binding down by hand. The stitching looks fantastic!

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  11. I'm working on a scrap quilt (of course) for a local charity. I made a Friendship Rings scrap quilt (by Fons) and there was a ton of waste. So, I'm making a scrap quilt from a scrap quilt's scraps. Whew! sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  12. Your Sandia version is beautiful! The bright colors against the gray is so refreshing. I am really loving your hand-stitching on the binding...that is so cool! I am currently working on a bib order for personalized bibs. I need to get 2 of them made by Monday.

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  13. I am working on a color blocked quilt for my daughter. I want to read this book. Sounds interesting

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  14. I'm making a 9-patch variation with Tilda Harvest collection.

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  15. I'm working on a disappearing 4patch.

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  16. Your binding stitches are beautiful! I have 3 quilts in progress... all gifts!

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  17. I'm a new subscriber to your blog and have already found a lot of great info for a new quilter. Love this quilt! I especially love your hand stitched binding! Beautiful! I'm currently working on a tumbling block quilt for my bedroom. I'm taking it slow because of being a new quilter but I've learned a few things from your blog that's helping me with it. Keep up the great work!

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  18. That binding is killer! Love your big stithes, brill idea.
    I'm currently working of some much-needed mug rugs. The current ones have surely seen better days. Sigh

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  19. Am working on several UFO's that have been waiting (& waiting :/ lol) Have several sets of potholders now, a few baby bibs just needing snaps, and of to knot a baby blanket. Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too..love your Quilt!!

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  20. I just bought a FPP pattern (Flame Seeker) and these scraps would work great. This book is gorgeous, I love all the quilts in it and want to make the same one. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  21. I'm working on finishing quilts for my guild's show, due Monday! One being quilted, one needs binding and a king quilt being binded by hand.

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  22. I just sent off 5 small charity quilt tops to be finished and donated to a church ministry, cleaned up sewing room from those, and now pulling fabric to make a plus quilt!

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  23. Working on scrap quilt. Love your quilting and binding is beautiful!

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  24. Love this! I always like your random quilting lines but this looks great, too. I've been playing with the pointless stars at cluckclucksew.com I could see this fabric working really well with that pattern, too. I hasten to add - Do.Not.Need.Scraps = lol

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  25. I LOVE this quilt and am so intrigued by your "big stitch" binding! I'd love to give that a try. Do you have a tutorial for that? I am currently working on a dinosaur baby quilt, charity blocks for a family who lost their 6 year old daughter to the flu last week, and I need to quilt and bind another baby quilt - this one fox themed. I would love to put your scraps to good use. Thank you for showcasing this awesome quilt!

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  26. Your big stitch binding is lovely! I am working on a quilt for my youngest grandson with batman fabric.

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  27. Qui am working on UFOS....currently finishing the quilting on a loon quilt with flying geese!
    Ohioholman at aol dot com

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  28. Working on learning freestyle quilting and anxious to commit it to latest baby quilt.

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  29. Currently doing more baby quilts - just finished matching twin girls quilts that are 41" square, different neutral charm blocks with ragged circles in the center of each, to make it an "I Spy" quilt. Made the quilts with different bindings...one rose pink polka dots and the other lavender polka dots. Made matching gift bags (with french seams) from the backing fabrics and stitched up ties for each. The expectant mama will receive both this weekend, when her mom (who I work with) gives them to her. Another set of twins on the way for another co-worker whose daughter is expecting (sex unknown), and then a large quilt to do for a long time friend who will have back surgery soon. I give away 99% of my quilts, and I make a LOT of them, mostly scrappy quilts, so scraps are ALWAYS welcome! Deb E / Oregon mdenders@msn.com

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  30. I've been hand piecing for years. Now trying to learn to piece with a sewing machine. Love scrappy bright quilts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  31. This is gorgeous, I love the simple design and am very impressed with your hand stitching on the binding. x

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  32. working on three quilts, one for step daughter , one for Grand and a t-shirt quilt for another grand

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  33. Nice quilt finish; I love it’s boldness, probably because of all of those gorgeous AG fabrics! Currently, my project is the installation (family renovation project that was LONG overdue) of bamboo floors. As soon as they are complete, I’ll be able to sew again! I would love to play with your leftover scraps!!

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  34. Terrific quilt! The pattern is such a great way to show off these beautiful fabrics! I'm currently working on two Flowering Snowball scrap quilts - one with 12" square, and the other with 6" squares.

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  35. Great quilt, I would love your scraps I'm working on a Long Time Gone quilt and the more the merrier.

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  36. I'm working on mug rugs...an easy way to get back into the swing of making bigger things in the future.

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  37. I'm working on 2 I-Spy quilts for my grandsons!

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  38. I'm finishing up a mystery quilt (with LOTS of little pieces!) I like scraps.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  39. Hiya!!! LOVE your binding stitching. I'm working on cleaning and organizing. Need to get back to some sewing---hopefully soon. Thanks so much for the chance to win some scraps. LOVE me some scraps. Take care, blessed be, hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  40. I just finished a giant maple leaf quilt, so time to completely switch gears and work on Easter dresses for my girls. The patterns are put together, but I always take forever to pick the fabric combinations...

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  42. I'm working on Jan Kingwell's Gypsy Wife quilt using 2017 Sun Prints.

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  43. I am working on a bargello wall hanging.

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  44. Charity quilts. I like to have at least a dozen ready to quilt at a moments notice. I have 8, need 4 more.

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  45. I'm making two wall hangings one is called Dance of the dragonflies and the other is called Dance of the butterflies

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  46. I am working on a summer weight quilt that has turned into the never ending story. I am finally down to my last 20 blocks. Hope I see some scraps I will include in it as it is a scrap quilt.

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  47. I have just bought this book so it is fascinating to see a different version of one of the quilts. Currently binding a large throw sized quilt.

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  48. Fabulous quilt! I am away from home, and my sewing room, so I am working on wool felt ornaments.

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