Coyote Blog Tour and the San Tan Star


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So if you follow my Instagram feed (@hollygetsquilty) you may have noticed that I have a thing for southwestern and desert inspired prints and patterns. Since I spent most of my life here in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, that hardly comes as a surprise, but man, you guys the desert is BEAUTIFUL.  It’s on a whole different plane, and Hawthorne Threads just released a new line that totally speaks to this desert dweller’s heart.

Coyote was inspired by a trip to Death Valley and is full of desert tones and elements. I picked out some of my favorite prints and drafted this pattern for a San Tan Star quilt top, named for the little part of the desert I call home.

IMG_3607 IMG_3611 IMG_3613 IMG_3617 The line includes two extra large quilt back prints (like, this coyote face but so SO huge!) and a pane print that includes smaller coyote prints the size of the coyote in the center of the quilt front, as well as some larger coyotes (like the one on my quilt back), roadrunners, and dreamcatchers. IMG_3670 IMG_3778 IMG_3780 How good is this line?? If you are loving it as much as I am you are in luck! Hawthorne Threads has generously offered up a giveaway–a fat quarter bundle of the Coyote line for one of you lucky readers! Just leave a comment here telling me what you would make with this line, what your favorite print is, or what you are currently working on! I will pick a winner on Sunday evening.


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159 Responses to Coyote Blog Tour and the San Tan Star

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Oh I’m in love with this fabric AND this quilt! I think the cacti fabric is my favorite though! I’d love to make my daughter a dress out of it and probably myself a top…and more for my stash, to use in a quilt! I love it THAT MUCH!

  2. Barbara Fama says:

    Wonderful colors! A Quilt for Kids quilt.

  3. I’m starting the Ribbon Box Quilt pattern from Cloud9 using the Acorn Trail line by Teagan White for Birch Fabrics. 🙂

  4. Karen Caves says:

    I adore Furnace Creek in White and would love to make a quilt for my daughter…..she would flip!!

  5. Bria says:

    Holly, this is so gorgeous! I’m still hoarding my Arizona line as well, but I’m really thinking I want to make something inspired by Navajo woven blankets (I’ve got a whole pinterest board full of them, and I think they’d translate magnificently to a quilt). This Coyote line is amazing, too. I might have to snag some even if I don’t win.

  6. Kerri says:

    Wow!! Your quilt is stunning!! To be perfectly honest I’d make an almost exact replica of your quilt! Love it – fantastic job!

  7. Lindsey says:

    Hooray!! What a beautiful finish!! Can’t wait to see this fabric in person!!

  8. Chelsea G. says:

    I would love to make a quilt, not sure what kind, for my little sister!

  9. Shannon Patrick-Harden says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Currently, I am working on 3 quilts for 3 girls that are graduating high school next month! Sure, receiving money is great, but I think they’ll enjoy the quilts for years to come. I love making and giving quilts away.

  10. Mirinda says:

    I love love love the desert damask! This line is absolutely gorgeous!

  11. teri says:

    Currently I am working on a lap quilt and a baby quilt. Love the fabric.

  12. Aubrey grimshaw says:

    I would make a baby blanket for my best friend who is expecting a baby girl this june! I love all these fabrics and have had my eye on them. The quilt you made is so lovely, great job!

  13. Sarah J. says:

    I love the cacti on white background! Such great colors in this line. I love the quilt you designed- stunning!

  14. Joan Trautwein says:

    That deserves a big WOW. Fantastic quilt. I would like to make some dresses and tops for my 2 year old granddaughter for her May birthday.

  15. Sue Hook says:

    I love your quilt. It would be a perfect quilt for my sister-in-law. I would also like to make a Desert Rose dress for my granddaughters.

  16. Jessica Van Wechel says:

    I love this quilt pattern & the fabric. Currently working on finishing the quilting on a birthday quilt.

  17. pam w says:

    love your quilt. I love the arrow fabric the best and the huge panel

  18. Veronica says:

    I would make a baby’s quilt. The soft, light colors would be perfect.

  19. Van T. says:

    Gorgeous prints and quilt! I would love to make a small purse!

  20. janna says:

    I absolutely love your quilt! I would like to make one like it (with permission of course) or something similar. It is absolutely stunning!

  21. Vicki H says:

    My favorite print in the collection is Feather Circle in Aloe. I would like to make pillows.

  22. Sandy K says:

    My grandson would like a quilt with this collection. I like the Arrows in Stone best.

  23. Dot H says:

    I would use Furnace Creek in White to make a table runner.

  24. Brooke Ringer says:

    This is so beautiful Holly! I love the feathers in both color ways. 🙂

  25. Courtney S says:

    I love love loooove this fabric! I have had my eye on it — would love to make a quilt out of it! Also maybe a travel bag. One of my favorites is the Furnace Creek….just so fun!

  26. Carol says:

    Love these fabrics and I would make a quilt of course! Would also be perfect for a Betsy Travel bag

  27. Erin McSweeney says:

    i would make a beach bag with the beautiful fabric

  28. Noel matchett says:

    I would definitely make a quilt. I love the big coyote face for backing. I would even use it as the front of a whole clothe quilt! This collection totally pulls at my heart strings 🙂

  29. I am loving the new line too….I would make a tote i think……..I am making a baby blanket right now…..

  30. Kate says:

    Your completed quilt is stunning! I love the coyote on the back! And your landscapes make for beautiful backgrounds as well. I would love to use this set to make Elizabeth Hartman’s “Batch of Brownies” quilt. A really nice line of complimentary, yet distinctly different patterns.

  31. Sue says:

    I’ve been looking at this fabric and trying to pick the right pattern. It’ll be something with a southwestern desert theme. Love your San Tan Quilt and the red rock setting for the photo shoot is gorgeous.

  32. Linda Webster says:

    The Coyote fabrics are just gorgeous. I want to make a table cover for my dining room table using these fabrics.

  33. Debby says:

    I love the dream catchers and the feather circles. The whole line is so much fun! Of course, a quilt with these would be awesome, but I can also see a really fun dress with cowgirl boots!

  34. Becky Reno says:

    I’d want to make a quilt pretty darn close to this one. Gorgeous!

  35. Kathy Davis says:

    I am currently working on an I SPY quilt for a local fundraiser.

  36. Laura says:

    I would love to make a baby quilt out of this!
    THanks so much!

  37. Ferdal says:

    I would love to make a summer tote.

  38. Lars says:

    I have so many ideas and this fabric would be useful to make some pouches, cushion covers and baby quilts!!

  39. Olivia S says:

    I would make a beautiful quilt that showcased this fabric line!

  40. MaryLou says:

    Wow, this is great fabric!! I especially love those little cacti and also the roadrunners on the panel.

  41. Michele says:

    This collection reminds me of my daughter. I’d make a quilt for her.

  42. Jessica P. says:

    I love the colors in this line. I think they would make a perfect quilt for my daughter’s room. The colors would go perfectly with the decorations I already have. Thanks for the chance.

  43. Rina says:

    As a Native American I am inspired by native design. I designed a quilt that this fabric would be perfect for so I would make a new quilt for my bed.

  44. Karen A says:

    I’m in the midst of a living room remodel and these fabrics would be great for pillows.

  45. I would make a wall hanging.

  46. Meredith B says:

    I love the color palette! I would make something for my good friend, who is from New Mexico, and would LOVE these prints and remind her of home.

  47. Kathy E. says:

    What a gorgeous collection of fabrics! We are planning a road trip to Colorado this summer and I would make a cool tote bag full of pockets for my cameras, journal, eye glasses, iPad and everything I can’t do without when we are out and about. The colors would match so well with the Colorado nature!

  48. Carly says:

    Holly, that is CRAZY amazing! I love every little bit of it!!!! Oh and I’m working on tote bags for my boys for church.

  49. Aneesa Pace says:

    Ooooh, I’m so in love with your quilt! I would be over the moon to make one that looks similar!

  50. Kim S says:

    I’m working on blocks for my purple quilt and just started an adult garment.

  51. Karen N. says:

    Your quilt is stunning! I think I’d like to make some travel bags with this fabric.

  52. Ellee says:

    Such a lovely quilt! I’m working on quilts for several family members.

    • Holly Gets Quilty says:

      Congratulations on winning the Fat Quarter bundle! Please email me asap so we can arrange delivery of your prize!

  53. breezy says:

    Oh my gosh this line and your quilt is stunning! I love me some dessert and those colors! Drooling! I am not 100% sure what I would make, can’t decide!!! Definitely some selfish sewing though, perhaps a bag, or new dress, or fun copy cat type quilt for my new bed! Or I may just hang it on my well are dream about it 🙂 I have just gotten into quilting and I am making my first mini quilt to participate in my first mini quilt swap!

  54. Genevieve says:

    Wow! That is so so beautiful! And…I love your hair. 🙂
    I would make a plus quilt!

  55. Umaesew says:

    The whole range is stunning – love the coyote face! Would have to make a wall hanging featuring the face.

  56. Jeifner says:

    I really like the Desert Stripe the best and the stitch floral in pebble. Great quilt, great shoot and the desert really is gorgeous

  57. Janie says:

    Your quilt is simply stunning. The photos are amazing. Thank you for the giveaway.

  58. Delaine says:

    I love this fabric line. I would make the quilt pictured in your blog. Thanks!

  59. Quilting Tangent says:

    Arrows in the different colors are my favorite.

  60. Deb says:

    Beautiful quilt! I love all the fabrics and would probably make a quilt for my neighbors who decorate in SW themes. I’m not sure about the coyote face though. 🙂

  61. Greta says:

    I would put these into a spring quilt!

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  63. Carla S says:

    I like the cactus print in your quilt the most. I’m working on a pinwheel quilt that consists mainly of owl fabric.

  64. carol n says:

    Beautiful fabric, and country!!

  65. Brittina anderson says:

    I love your quilt! My favorite in this line is the coyote panel. I’d love to use this in a camping quilt for my family!

  66. Veronika says:

    Ooh I love the muted colors and the charcoal- baby quilt for sure!! And then some pillow covers!

  67. Sarah kaggwa says:

    I’m currently working on a log cabin quilt with April rhodes’ Arizona line!

  68. Claire Ross says:

    What a stunning quilt, the fabrics are amazing. I am currently making skirts for my forthcoming vacation. X

  69. Renee says:

    Love love love that quilt! I would definitely be making a quilt with this fabric!

  70. Bev L says:

    I am making a quilt for my granddaughter for a graduation gift.

  71. I’d really like to make some pillows and/or pillow cases. Thanks and God bless!

  72. Jan says:

    I love this! Living on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, I too would make something southwestern-y with an American Indian influence, quilt, wall hanging, etc.! I love the Coyote line. Your creation is top notch! Sets the fabric off just perfectly. Will you also have your quilt pattern available?

  73. Sarah says:

    I would make a quilt! Yours is beautiful.

  74. Lori Morton says:

    Loooove the whole Line! Soooo cool! Hard to choose a favorite..think will say “Feathers in Horizon”….today lol Your Quilt is AWESOME!!

    Thanks so much for chance to win! 🙂

  75. Krissy says:

    I recently bought a Judy Niemeyer pattern called Vintage Compass, and I think it would be gorgeous in these fabrics!!

  76. Donna says:

    I would make quilt for each of my younger daughter’s children. They recently moved away from Arizona (and the desert and the black bears and the native peoples) to Sitka, Alaska. Sitka is an island. (Trees, ocean, grizzlies and still native peoples.) My son-in-law is a pharmacist with the Uniformed Health Service and always works with native populations.

  77. QuiltinGram says:

    Love the fabric and your quilt!
    Currently working on a Hexie table runner for my daughter. Would make a lap quilt and turn it into guild for our charity quilt program.

  78. Linda Fisher says:

    I adore the fabric and the quilt
    Although I live in Australia, my husband’s family come from LA in the hills where coyotes can still be heard howling at night. I would love to make the quilt, as it will keep giving us a memory of the area and we can have a part of it here in Australia.

  79. Jessica Waldman says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous! I really like this fabric and I would likely make a quilt for my two year old daughter. Or some clothes for her! I will now be following your blog because I like what I see so far!

  80. WendyinCA says:

    I would make a quilt- and it would probably go to my mom. I usually put fabrics on my design wall until they ‘speak’ to me. Then I make some test squares before deciding! But, if I HAD to say- I think I’d try something Southwest-modern shabby-chic! Is that even possible?;)

  81. anna says:

    Love these prints and the color combo!! I’m working on baby girl dresses and diaper covers for my wee one, and ruffley full prairie skirts for my oldest.

  82. robby says:

    As a gal also from the Sonoran desert, too, I am flipping over these southwestern fabrics. I would love to make an aztec-inspired, geometric quilted pillow.

  83. Jen K says:

    I think my favorite is the feathers in gold.

  84. I working on Scrappy Trip blocks! I would make a quilt for my husband in a southwestern style. I am in love with your pattern and I know it took a lot of hard work! Beautiful work!

  85. Renee says:

    Love that big coyote face on the back!

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  86. Laurie H says:

    It is a tough choice but I think my favorite would have to be blooming desert in horizon.

  87. Rochelle says:

    I love the turquoise colors and I really love the coyote face. Just ordered some fabric in a western theme and think this would be a perfect complimentary line for a second quilt.
    Thank you for offering such a nice prize.

  88. Kathy Gaines says:

    I am thinking that your quilt is the perfect thing for this line and definitely perfect for my sons guest room. ( that really means for me!)

  89. Bronwyn says:

    I love and adore your San Tan Star pattern!!!! After a visit to Austin TX to Quiltcon (from Australia) this year, I am a little obsessed with Southern US designs. I hope we are able to get your pattern soon – perfect for Coyote fabrics!!!!

  90. Geri says:

    Love this fabric and love this quilt. I would make a lap quilt or wall hanging with a similar flavor.

  91. Hayley says:

    I love your quilt – the pattern is perfectly suited to the colours and prints. I think that this line would make an awesome picnic rug / beach blanket

  92. Gill says:

    What a great fabric line – I love your quilt!
    I’d love to make a picnic quilt!

  93. Jean says:

    These are beautiful fabrics and such a lovely quilt! My brother lived in Nevada and loved the desert there. I’m thinking of making a flying geese quilt with different size geese flying in different directions around the coyote!

  94. Nina says:

    Wow this is a stunning quilt you made here! I’m in love with the whole Coyote line but I think my fave pattern is the Prickly pear with succulents, but it’s a close match with the feathers one. I’d probably make some cushion covers with these, or maybe a nice blouse if the fabric is flowy enough!

  95. Lisa Marie says:

    I would make a quilt with these lovely, soft prints. I am finishing a scrappy quilt and a paper pieced quilt now so I will soon be ready for another project!

  96. Megan says:

    I love so many of the fabrics in this line, but if I had to pick one, I’d choose feathers in the sunrise category as my favorite. I have a thing for bird – related fabrics, so it would make a great mixer for my stash.

  97. Julia D says:

    This fabric line is just gorgeous.

  98. Jenna O says:

    I would make some pillow covers!

  99. Nancy w says:

    That line is fantastic! So lovely. Oh I would love to recreate that quilt!!

  100. Chantelle B says:

    First I have so say that I adore that quilt! I want it so bad! Is there a pattern for it? If I win I would have to use it to try and copy it or at least make a baby size version for my son whose name is Wolf. There aren’t enough wolf fabrics out there but the coyote is really close I think. 🙂 My favorite print in the line would probably have to be the huge quilt back piece with the big coyote face on it.

    • http://www./ says:

      I really can't wear that kind of bags, I loose all kind of things in all of those pockets.And about the shoe or bag person, If I have to choose one I'm a bag person. I buy them compulsively in Charity Shops.Great update, still I missed one of your outfits :(.

  101. Kate says:

    This is such a pretty line and I am very attracted to the line drawings of the panel piece. I think a wall hanging and some throw pillows would be fabulous usung this line. My favorite fabrics are The Feathers in Horizon and Blooming Desert in Horizon. They are truly yummy.

  102. Tina says:

    I am embroidering a table runner, making a log cabin quilt….and binding another one……my favorite fabric includes the dreamcatchers….I would make a bag…..

  103. Ruthi Hoadley says:

    We lived in the southwest for 12 years. I would love to make a quilt using these fabrics to always remember the beauty of the area!

  104. auschick says:

    I’m not sure what I’d make with it yet but I’m currently pattern testing a shirt for me!

  105. Kay holm says:

    Coyote has always been my spirit animal and I really need this line. if I win I will make a wonderful quilt with the big face as the backing. I am so excited about this line!

  106. beth v says:

    That quilt you made is beautiful, I think I would make a quilt or throw pillows.

  107. Cindy Sharp says:

    I love it all! And am anxious to make a cuddly quilt out of the line. (It reminds me of my years of residency in New Mexico)

  108. Irmi.L says:

    I would love to make a quilt. I love love love the colors.

  109. Carrie Wood says:

    I would make myself a skirt!

  110. Tracey Tatum says:

    This may sound silly, but what I love about this line are the quilt BACK fabrics! Sometimes it is so hard to figure out what fabric to use for my quilt back. Do I go cheap and use muslin? Do I pick a coordinating fabric? If so, which!??! I love having that decision made for me!

  111. Deanna says:

    I’m currently making burp cloths for shower gifts for all my mommy-to-be friends!

  112. Adora says:

    I am currently working on the La Passacaglia using some of the coyote fabric. I truly love this line. I love all things southwest and this just fits the bill! I would LOVE to win a bundle to make a baby quilt!

  113. Jody says:

    Wow. I loved these colors from the first glance. They come together beautifully in your quilt. My favorite printswould be between the cactus print and the gold print.

  114. sylvia says:

    I think I’d make a baby quilt!

  115. carolyn montgomery says:

    this quilt would be perfect for my daughter, she loves all things southwest.

  116. Andra says:

    I would make something for my youngest daughter since as soon as I saw it I thought of her. I am currently working on two quilt tops and have two waiting for binding:)

  117. kim m says:

    These are perfect colors to make a quilt for my daughter.

  118. Michelle Olsen says:

    I love the feathers, stitch floral, and feather circles. Thanks for the chance to win!

  119. Sarah says:

    I’m sorry if I’ve posted twice but I tried to post a few days ago and I don’t think it went through. I would definitely make a quilt with this collection. Yours is beautiful! I love Southwestern inspired fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

  120. Janet says:

    Love, Love, Love your quilt design….how perfect for the Coyote line of fabric – which I also just adore. Your pictures are breath taking. Thanks for sharing!

  121. Marie Chat says:

    This whole line is so striking but I really love the cactus print. I live in Texas and besides the beautiful bluebonnets in the spring we have the blooming cactus as well! Your quilt design is quite striking and I’d like to make it for a lap quilt for my son. Thanks for the chance!

  122. Katy M says:

    My favourite print is arrows in stone – I’d love to make a dress out of that 🙂

  123. Arianna M. says:

    I’d probably make a quilt, although this line is so versatile that it would lend itself to many things.

  124. Brenda says:

    I think I’d like to make a quilt for my quilt and textile photographer friends who live in the high desert country. Maybe a swap for some photos of some of my pieces.

  125. Emily C says:

    I am starting a small cross stitch project for mother’s day.

  126. Amy Caldwell says:

    Would love to make a quilt from your pattern or try my hand at a self design. It’s sew beautiful!!

  127. Lee says:

    I would love to make a quilt for my daughter!

  128. Karen says:

    I absolutely love EVERY fabric in this collection. I will definitely be making what I know will end up being one of my favorite quilts!

  129. Linda W. says:

    This is beautiful fabric! Can’t wait to use some in a quilt.

  130. Jayne Willis says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous! and the back….wonderful! Its hard to pick one that I love the best…so I will say all of them! I need new couch pillows, so thats what I would make!

  131. Lynda H says:

    I so love this line of fabric – very hard to choose which would become a favorite. I would make a wall hanging and create all things southwest for a special friend who loves all things southwest.

  132. Mania says:

    Beautiful girl+ wonderful quilt +the beautiful scenery 🙂

  133. Carol C says:

    My favourite print is the stitch floral in pebble but the south x southwest is pretty cool also.

  134. Julie in WA says:

    I’m working on three music-themed quilts.
    This fabric has lovely soft colors, and your quilt is beautiful!

  135. Betsy says:

    Such a unique fabric line. Would make a great quilt.

  136. Katheen D says:

    Your quilt is seriously GORGEOUS and of course, I love the Coyote fabrics!!! I live in Sun Lakes, AZ (near Phoenix) and the Coyote line would be sooo perfect to make a large lap quilt for use in my living room!

  137. Lori Smanski says:

    Ohhh your quilt is gorgeous. I would love to make some pillows for my sister. Sigh she has no pillows in her front room. I have to change this for her.

  138. Nicole Sender says:

    Your quilt is outstanding! I’d make a quilt with this awesome fabric!

  139. Carla McIntosh says:

    I found the Hawthorne Threads website a couple of weeks ago while searching for material for baby bedding. I bought the the Meadows collection. I doubt that I will shop for fabric anywhere else. The Coyote collection is fun and I love the subtle southwest colors. It is hard to pick a favorite. I would probably start with a shirt from Arrows in Desert Rose, a tablecloth from Stitch Floral in Golden Canyon, and eventually a quilt.

  140. Carole says:

    wow such a beautiful quilt you’ve made!! i love the colors of the fabrics i’m not very good at quilting but i would love to try and make the same one you made but if all else fails i would like to make a weekender bag and maybe some storage baskets

  141. Laurie McIntosh says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous. I would make a quilt i just love ths that fabric.

  142. Cassie says:

    I love your quilt and this fabric! I live in the Sonoran Desert and this fabric says ‘home’. I am currently planning a quilt for two friends that are retiring from teaching. This fabric would be perfect for them!

  143. Mara says:

    I like the coyote print and would make a bag, great photography!

  144. Julie Craven says:

    I need an new bag and wallet for the summer and this wonderful fabric is the perfect.
    Thank you for this chance to win some of this fabric.

  145. Chiska says:

    I’d love to make a quilt. I just finished a quilt top for my daughter and two skirts.

  146. Helen LeBrett says:

    What a fantastic quilt!! Ilove that the design is an Indian desert motif! Great pairing of fabric and quilt design! I’d probably make a quilt also: love quilts!!!

  147. Marie Pearson says:

    I love YOUR quilt. Do you have a pattern? Lovely use of this line!

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  149. suba suba says:

    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  150. Slotxo says:

    Your style is very unique in comparison to other folks I ave read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you ave got the opportunity, Guess I all just book mark this site.

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