I am so excited to launch the blog tour for Jera from Quilting in the Rain latest collection with Lecien Fabric, La Conner. The 36 print collection was inspired by Jera’s visits to La Conner, Washington, a pretty little town known for its flowers and strawberry farms.
I adore any opportunity to work with both Jera and Lecien as not only do they create super pretty collections together, they have both been so very supportive of me – including giving me the opportunity to make a La Conner mini quilt for Fall Market!
For the La Conner blog tour I made a strip quilt from a fat quarter bundle. The pretty country colours and sweet flecks of gold inspired me to make a super soft vintage looking quilt, the kind that is used every day by my girls as they snuggle on the couch.
To create a similar quilt, cut strips from your La Conner fabric bundle of varying lengths and all 4.5 inches wide. Take two pieces and sew them wrong side together along the 4.5 inch width and using a 1/4 seam allowance. Continue adding pieces until you have a strip that is at least 48 inches long and 4.5 inch wide. Continue making 48 inch length strips until you have the length of the quilt you want (I made 16 x 48 inch length strips).
Sew your strips together by laying two strips wrong side together and using a 1/4 seam allowance sew along the 48 inch length. Continue adding strips until you have sewn all the pieces together. Straighten the edges of your quilt so it is 45 inches wide and the length you wanted (mine ended up being 60 inches) Quilt as desired (I quilted using a straight lines using 50 wt Aurifil thread in 2410 along the length of the quilt) add your backing and then bind (I used the red colour way from Lecien Basic Color collection for my binding). If you are unsure how to bind, Jera has lots of brilliant free tutorials on her blog all about binding.
Thank you so much for stopping by on the blog tour. For the next 6 weeks every Monday and Thursday a new project is going to be featured showcasing the versatility of the La Conner collection. Drop by Jera’s blog to find out more and be inspired by all her beautiful photos and tutorials.