“Southwest Vistas” includes the following designs:
Tarantula, Pack Rat, Gila Monster, Western Lizard, Desert Horned Lizard, Rattlesnake, Sidewinder, Roadrunner, Jackrabbit, Desert Tortoise, Long-Nosed Bats, Elf Owl, Gambel’s Quail, Harris’ Hawk, Eagles, Armadillo, Goat, Kit Fox, Bobcat, Coyote, Pinto Horse, Mule Deer, Twisted Cougar, Bighorn Sheep, Whiptail, Chuckwalla, Winterfat, Hogan, Oven, Desert Grassland, Ocotillo Plant, Aloe, Agave (Century Plant), Prickly Pear, Barrel Cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus, Teddy Bear Cactus, Cactus Wren, Mexican Broom, Joshua Tree, Yucca, Bunny Ears, Saguaro, Needles, Quaking Aspen, Utah Juniper, Mesas, Monument Valley, Mitten Buttes, Taos Pueblo, Mesa Verde, Cholla Joints, and Delicate Arch.
I’ve made a Southwest Pueblo Quilt to showcase the pattern, but Barb Sackel also made the very colorful quilt especially for Southwest Vistas. Isn’t it amazing? She sells the pattern. Another, ” Arizona Gold” was one of only 100 entries accepted to the Arizona State Show. Yesiree Pardner! the Southwest is sure popular!
This pattern is 11″ wide & 12′ long with no repeats.
The distinctive feature of a Pictogram is that it’s a pantograph with NO repeats. It’s a complete 12′ roll comprised of 4 panels of 3′ each, all “hooked” together. I’ve added a dotted line at each 36″ section. While they can be stacked up as shown in the picture, they can also be quilted like an E2E or B2B giving lots of pictorial subject matter to your quilt.
To avoid placing an animal or image on top of itself all the way down the quilt I recommend starting at a different 36″ division for each “pass.” After starting, continue quilting through as many sections as needed for that row. You won’t have to stop – the line is continuous. For a full sized quilt I might make 7-8 rows, starting at various sections of the panto.
For alignment help see the “Tips” section.