Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Kendra" Pattern for L'Fair Quilts

Continuing to name my quilt patterns for nieces and nephews, "Kendra" is my fifth niece, who lives in Texas, with her husband Cody and three sons.

Finished Quilt: 68.75 X 82.50
Finished Block: 13.75


Kona Cotton Rollup (as pictured below)
4 yards of black print (Used 4 - 1 yard cuts of different black prints from the Northcott, Califon collection by Mark Lapinski), for blocks and binding
1 yard white print for block centers (from Califon collection)
5 1/4 yards backing


Kona Cotton Rollup (contains 42 - 2 1/2" strips) -- Pull 30 strips and cut each into 4 - 10" strips (total 120 - 2 1/2" x 10" strips)

Black Print --
  • Cut 30 LOF (length of fabric), 2" strips, subcut each into 4 - 10" strips (total 120 - 2" x 10" strips)
  • Cut 30 LOF, 1 1/4" strips, subcut each into 4 - 10" strips (total 120 - 1 1/4" x 10" strips)
  • Cut 8 LOF, 2 1/2" strips for binding (joined together diagonally)

White Print --

  • Cut 5 LOF strips 5 3/4", subcut into 30 - 5 3/4" squares

Sew one 1 1/4" and one 2" strip to each side of Kona 2 1/2" strip. Press to black print.

As the strips are sewn, use a design wall to arrange each of the strip-sets.

Sew each block using a "half-seam" method of starting and finishing the block.

The center white print block (5 3/4" square) is attached first to the left strip set --- NOTICE THAT THE SEAM STOPS HALF WAY DOWN --- ENLARGE TO SEE DETAIL IF NEEDED.

Open the seam, pressing to the center block. Add the top strip set.

Continue adding the next 2 strip sets to the right and bottom. NOTICE THE HALF SEAM IS OPEN AFTER THE 4 STRIPS SETS ARE CONNECTED TO THE CENTER BLOCK. Sew the open area to complete the block.

Completed block -- need 30 blocks (5 across, 6 down).

Alternate colors -- I really like the scrappy look. I have already cut out several strips for a new quilt later.

Sew the blocks together -- 5 rows across, 6 down. Sandwich, quilt as desired and add binding.

All Done!

Copyright, L'Fair Quilts, 2010


Charlene S said...

Thanks for the pattern. I love that quilt!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for sharing your pattern with us. It's a beautiful quilt that has me intrigued.

Pokey said...

I have loved this one from the beginning! Now that you have shared it with us, Oh, do I want to try it!

free indeed said...

THat is such a great quilt! I love your fabric choices. I will have to try this pattern in the future, but I doubt it'll be as nice...I'm not great with fabric selection.

Teaquilts said...

Thanks for providing directions for the quilt. I'll add it to my to-make list.

Crystal Hendrix said...

That is a very pretty quilt!

Suzette said...

Thank you for sharing another great quilt pattern. I'm adding it to my list of to-do projects for 2011.

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Great tutorial - thanks for sharing.

Looks beautiful. I can't believe you had it made up so fast!

Angie -

Kendra said...

My friend sent this to me because of the name and I really love it. I can't wait to make it.
Kendra in Kansas