The Sand Drift quilt pattern is inspired by Native American style. The colors are warm and natural. I used Arizona (April Rhodes) fabric line by Art Gallery Fabrics. When I saw this line, I knew I needed to design a quilt for it.
I never knew that I was inspired by Native American style. I did know that I love fabrics that have a nature vibe. Native American style certainly has the natural vibe. So that makes sense.
The striking geometric pattern really catches my eye. The Sand Drift quilt has a lot of movement to it with a secondary star pattern and connecting flying geese.
The quilt is finished with a quarter square triangle border.
I used 2 print fabrics for the front of the quilt: Arizona Canyon Wall and Arizona Triangle Token. For the complimentary solids, I used Kona Cottons in Peach, Ochre, and Nightfall.
I quilted the quilt with an all-over water pattern in Isacord thread. I used gold color and the texture is amazing! I used a total of five large bobbins of thread. That is a new record for me. I'm sure that I will break that newly set record soon as I am getting much more comfortable quilting.
For the backing, I used some more Art Gallery Fabrics and some other fabrics that matched the natural theme. The right side fabric is Arizona Agave Field. On the left side, I used Arizona Triangle Tokens(not shown), Arizona Desert Blanket, Reminisce Meadow in Gold, Winged Plumage in Apricot, and Arizona Tomahawk stripe.
I bound the quilt with Modern Meadow Herringbone in Lake. It matched perfectly!
The quilt block is simple to make, and the pattern is now available in my craftsy store! It won't take you an entire summer to create this quilt. I have included several tips to make the quilt creation even easier. There are a total of eight pages of pattern instructions, fully and professionally illustrated (if I might say so myself). There is also a coloring page included so you can audition your own fabrics.
|Fabric A||1 1/2 yards||2 1/4 yards||3 1/4 yards|
|Fabric B||1/2 yard||1 yard||1 1/2 yards|
|Fabric C||2 1/2 yards||3 1/2 yards||4 1/2 yards|
|Fabric D||3/4 yard||1 1/2 yards||2 1/4 yards|
|Fabric E||1/4 yard||3/8 yard||1/2 yard|