Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kona Cotton Project: Jade Green Chevron Quilt Pattern

So if you haven't heard I am doing a Kona Cotton Project and making a quilt in every single Kona color Robert Kaufman has made so far. The quilts will consist of a new color plus white, or Kona snow. Every quilt will be two tone colors. Now Kona does have a few of white color tones like White, Snow, and PFD Bleach White so instead of 303 colors their might only be about 300 quilts to be made, plus who knows  maybe during this project Kona will add on more colors to the collection of Solids.  This will be a long journey but it will be fun with a bunch of FREE patterns. So follow my blog, and if you are not a fan of two tone quilts, don't worry my blog will not just be about this project, there will be more quilts made! =) 

So as I mention, the first color I am starting out with is JADE GREEN! 

 

Story about why I am choosing this color first was because I had a friend who recently had a baby boy and she wanted her colors this beautiful turquoise green and white. She stumbled on some fabric at Hobby Lobby that was a fat style chevron print, with that I made her some baby items. Now I have yards and yards of that print left. So I color matched it with a Kona Solid which came to be Jade Green so wa-la a quilt will be made! Now I went with the Chevron print because one that backing is going to be the left over Fat Chevron Print from Hobby Lobby and wouldn't it be cool to have a larger scale chevron for the front of the quilt? (Well I think it would be cool) So lets get started on the pattern.


Fabric:  
(Fabric width should be at least 40in wide. Their will be some left over fabric from your yardage just in case you mess up a cut) 

   Lap Size:
  • 2 yards of Kona Jade Green
  • 2 yards of Kona Snow
  Queen Size:
  • 4 1/2 yards of Kona Jade Green
  • 4 1/2 yards of Kona Snow

Cutting:  

   Lap Size:
         Cut 40 Kona Jade Green 8in Squares.
         Cut 40 Kona Snow 8in Squares.
   First cut your 8in strips and within each strips you should get 5 - 8in squares.

   Queen Size:
         Cut 95 Kona Jade Green 8in Squares.
         Cut 95 Kona Snow 8in Squares.
   First cut your 8in strips and within each strips you should get 5 - 8in squares.


Piecing:

     1. With the 8in Squares you just cut you will need to make half square   triangles. If you do not know how to make half square triangles with pre-cut squares you can follow my tutorial on how to do so here. If you are following my tutorial use the first way method. If you used any other method you half square triangles will come out to small and you will shrink your quilt.  

http://letsquiltsomething.blogspot.com/2014/10/half-squared-triangles-fast-and-easy.html

   
     2.  With your half square triangles you are going to make a 4x4 block like below. Sew your rows together first then your columns. For a Lap Size quilt you will need to make 16 blocks. For a Queen Size quilt you will need to make 42 blocks. 



    3.  What I did next was now make another 4x4 block with your new block you just made in step 2. Your new block will then look like this below. If you are making a queen size quilt you will need to keep 6 blocks that are like step 2 finished that way, and the rest can turn into step 3 for finish.


    4. Now you will just piece your final finished block together. For a lap size you will need to place 2x2 finished blocks from step three and sew them together from rows then columns. For a Queen size quilt you need need to sew a 3x3 finished blocks from step three and sew them together from rows then columns. Now with your 6 blocks that are finished by step 2 you will sew them into one long row that will then attach to the bottom of your quilt which will be the last step. Below is a diagram of the queen size quilt layout.


Now you have a finished quilt top! Quilt then Bind and your quilt will be done! Below will be some pictures of my finished quilt top. I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Please follow my blog for some more free patterns and tips! If you used this pattern to make you a quilt I would love to see pictures below in the comment section. =)

Krystal

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