Off Kil­ter

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­sign by Konda Luckau

Sim­ple enough for a begin­ner, this quilt has a clean, mod­ern and mas­cu­line look. Switch­ing the fab­rics used will quickly change it to a quilt with a soft fem­i­nine look.


Skill Level: Begin­ner Quilt Size: 56" x 67" Block Size: 7"x 9" Num­ber of Blocks: 42


• 11 con­tem­po­rary print fat quar­ters

• 5⁄8 yard char­coal solid

• 11/2 yards light gray solid

• Bat­ting 64" x 75"

• Back­ing 64" x 75"

• Neu­tral-color all-pur­pose thread

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies


1. Cut four 71/2" x 91/2" A rect­an­gles from each of the 11 fat quar­ters. Sep­a­rate into one set of 24 A1 rect­an­gles and one set of 18 A2 rect­an­gles. Set aside two rect­an­gles for an­other pro­ject.

2. Cut four 33/4" by fab­ric width strips light gray solid; sub­cut strips into (42) 33/4" B squares.

3. Cut (14) 21/2" by fab­ric width strips light gray solid. Join strips on short ends to make one long strip; press seams open. Sub­cut strip into seven 631/2" C strips and two 561/2" D strips.

4. Cut seven 21/2" by fab­ric width bind­ing strips from char­coal solid.

Com­plet­ing the Blocks

1. Mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each B square.

2. Place a B square on one cor­ner of an A1 rec­tan­gle and stitch on the marked line as shown in Fig­ure 1; trim seam to 1/4" and press B to the right side to com­plete one Off Kil­ter A1 block, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 24 Off Kil­ter A1 blocks.

3. Re­peat step 2 with A2 rect­an­gles and B squares to com­plete a to­tal of 18 Off Kil­ter A2 blocks, re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2.

Com­plet­ing the Top

1. Se­lect four each A1 and three each A2 blocks; al­ter­nate and join th­ese blocks to make a ver­ti­cal row, re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3. Press seams in one di­rec­tion. Re­peat to make a to­tal of six ver­ti­cal rows.

2. Join the rows with seven C strips, be­gin­ning and end­ing with a C strip and al­ter­nat­ing the di­rec­tion of rows to make the Off Kil­ter pat­tern, re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4; press seams to­ward C strips.

3. Sew a D strip to the top and bot­tom of the pieced sec­tion to com­plete the quilt top; press seams to­ward D strips.

Com­plet­ing the Quilt

1. Re­fer to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 124 to sand­wich, quilt and bind your quilt to fin­ish.

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