TUTORIAL: The K-Quilt

This quilt was designed for two different babies, so we have already made it twice with two really different looks.  I don’t have step-by-step pictures, so this is more like a general guide, but I do hope you’ll like the results!

K-QUILT TUTORIAL

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Finished size approximately 39″ x 49″

MATERIALS/CUTTING DIRECTIONS

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109 4″ assorted squares of all the beautiful colors

40 4″ squares background (for stars)

20 4-1/2″ squares, cut on the diagonal (for star points)

5 4″ squares (for star centers)

1-1/2 yards WOF for back

1/3 yard WOF for binding (cut at 2-1/4″)

CONSTRUCTION

  1. You will build 5 star blocks using the background and star fabrics listed above.  I followed THIS TUTORIAL for the stars themselves.  They will seem a little awkward at first, but the result is worth it. NOTE:  The tutorial uses 5″ squares, but it works just fine with the changed dimensions.

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2. Lay out the quilt in a pattern 11 blocks wide and 14 blocks high.  Note the placement of the stars.  Now you can see the reason it is called a “K-quilt.”  See the constellation?  The family name of the baby it was designed for begins with a K.  I try to sneak special messages into quilts when I can.

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3. Assembly is a little tricky, but if you build chunks you can join them together with no partial seams.  Here is one suggestion from my lovely sketched plan for the quilt.

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4. Ta-dah!  You have a finished top.  Now just quilt and bind and it is a completed quilty item.  I used a spiral done free-hand on my grandmother’s faithful Pfaff 130.  Not fancy, but it gets the job done.

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5. Here is a glance at the back.  The fabric was printed by Cranston Print Works in 2007.  I don’t know the line.  But I love it!

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K-QUILT GALLERY

Sparkle Jane was commissioned to make a baby quilt and decided to use this pattern, too.  What a difference a color scheme makes!

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…your beautiful creation HERE

7 thoughts on “TUTORIAL: The K-Quilt

  1. thanks for another great way to put stars together and join into a quilt. your little hand drawing sent off a light bulb in my head. I’m so knew at this quilting thing. all your tips are helpful. have a blessed day.

  2. I like them both! Thanks so much for taking the time to post this. I like the name, too. It’s funny how my view changes thinking of it as a k instead of just stars! I liked it either way, but it looks different to me now. =)

  3. Thank you for another fun quilt pattern – baby quilts are always in demand around here and this design is so versatile. I can even see enlarging it and making it for a QOV.

      1. Thank you so for this cute quilt pattern! I’m using my scraps from previous quilts.

  4. I love this pattern. I made one using this pattern and scraps. It is beautiful. I quilted around the stars and quilted the blocks by stitching in the ditch.

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