Prairie Sunrise Quilt

This bed-size quilt pattern uses angles that create the illusion of light shining through a window. This sunrise-inspired quilt features calming colors and a geometric design, offering symmetry, although each block has a personality all its own. Use your favorite fabrics for this quilt or grab some fat quarters and get started!

Finished Size: 57″ × 75  |  Finished Blocks: 12 (15″) blocks  |  Rating: Intermediate  |  Designed by Marianne Fons

Prairie Sunrise - Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns
Prairie Sunrise - Quilt Patterns using Fat Quarters

A mistake was made in the original quilt diagram. Visit our page Fons & Porter quilting magazines corrections page for an updated diagram.

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9 thoughts on “Prairie Sunrise Quilt

  1. Only one page of pattern shows. Need the whole thing. Question on cutting E and F blocks as shown in the magazine. Does the cutting line or the sewing line of the H template match the edge of the E and F block? If it is the sewing line, why make the template with the seam allowance.

    1. Hello – there is a free size chart available for download above, which is only 1 page in length. The quilt pattern is for sale and is available above, as well. We apologize for the confusion in regards to cutting and sewing. We have posted a magazine correction above which should answer your questions. Thank you for your comment!

      1. Why should I need to purchase the pattern when I already purchased the magazine the WHOLE pattern should have been in. How do I know it is going to be any better, than the one in the magazine.
        Other comments are correct. You do not give the total dimensions for the cutting of F,Fr,E and Er. There is a template for H to cut pieces F and E but why do you have seam margins drawn on the template? The diagram is so little I cannot tell whether you are lining up the edge of the fabric to the dotted line or the edge of the template.
        You should have clear instructions on how this is cut and goes together.

        1. Yes well everything is fixed on the computer database. I see. What happens to the little lady who does not use a computer like my 85 years old mother. I guess she is just out of luck, because your editors are sloppy.
          I am a draftsman so I can draw out the pattern and figure it out for myself.
          WOW your many corrections go back to 2005. Makes me want to pull out every copy I have of Fons and Porter and see what I need to print out to make the magazines correct. Even corrections for Patrick Loose’s Quilting Celebrations. Honestly Makes me not want to purchase anymore of your magazines.

          1. Hi Patricia – it’s ideal that magazines are published error-free, however our editors make mistakes from time to time. This applies to all magazine publishers outside of Fons & Porter and errata is a commonality. If you’d like, I’m happy to send a printed version of the correction to your mother, I’ll just need her mailing address. Nobody is out of luck — we will do our absolute best to make sure that everyone has what they need from us. Please let us know what else we can do to help. Thank you for your comment, Patricia.

  2. The pattern is really lovely. Mary really made hers exciting with the changes she made. I definitely am drawn to bright, bold colors and Mary aced that. I hope that a picture will be posted of hers as well.