Introducing Kingston Court
Next up in our Fall 2021 Pattern Launch is our new versatile KINGSTON COURT pattern. This pattern is named after one of the family dogs, Kingston! This is such a fun, quick and unique pattern to make. We’ve made four versions already and have fabric pulled to make more!
Kingston Court Includes
- Four sizes - Tall Size 50in x 64in, Grande Size 60in x 75in, Venti Size 70in x 86in and Enorme Size 90in x 98in.
- Cutting instructions for both fat-quarter and scrappy versions.
- A coloring page so you can explore as many different ideas as possible!
Behind the Scenes
We photographed all the different versions of Kingston Court in our backyard using our painted doors… so you know we had a few photo shoot crashers! Elsie and Crosby both wanted in on the fun and posed for photos in front of a quilt or two for us.
The Cover Quilt
To be completely honest, we weren’t sure which quilt was going to be our cover until we started taking photos. As soon as we saw this one through the lens, it was the clear winner! We utilized the scrappy cutting section of the pattern and dug into our scraps bins. We made an even amount of color-themed blocks, each with a black-on-white print in the mix.
We arranged the blocks in color order, beginning with magenta in the top left, through the rainbow and down to purple in the bottom right corner. This created a cascade of color throughout the quilt broken up with little pops of black-on-white. The most time consuming part of making this quilt was cutting it with scraps - after that, it was a breeze.
Hey Ladies Quilt
This quilt all began with the “Hey Ladies” fabric print by Rashida Coleman. I fell in love with this print, so I decided to pull the rest of the fat-quarters around it. We pulled magenta, lime, orange, navy, turquoise and peach prints to coordinate with the main print and got to cutting! We put the dark fabrics in the same place in each block to give this busy print a little bit order.
Kristy worked her magic and doodle quilted all over this beauty. She mixed together clamshells, feathers, scrolls and more! Every time I look, I see a different part. So fun and so pretty!
In Awhile Crocodile Quilt
This is the most planned of the bunch and a terrific example of how great this would be as a kid or “I spy” style quilt. We found two adorable alligator/crocodile fabrics we decided to feature in the center of the blocks and paired it with a perfect lime green crocodile skin print. From there, we pulled assorted blue, teal and emerald fabrics to fill in the rest of the blocks.
Kristy quilted this fun kids quilt with wavy vertical lines that create a fun crinkle texture throughout. The center triangles that feature the alligators would be super fun filled with all sorts of prints - animals, flowers, etc.
Pura Vida Quilt
And last but not least is the beautiful version made up in Pura Vida batik fabrics. You may have seen a sneak peek mockup of this one in the Pura Vida lookbook, but it looks even better in real life! We cut the fabrics according to the fat-quarter cutting instructions and constructed blocks in similar color families. Then we arranged them randomly throughout the quilt.
Kristy broke the quilt down into diagonal rows of blocks across the quilt and alternated quilting them with serpentine lines and allover scrolls with a lime green thread. The little pops of white accent in this one breaks up the saturation and adds a little more interest!
I am certain we will be making more Kingston Court quilts in the future! If you make Kingston Court, be sure to share photos on social media so we can see it! Post them to our Facebook Group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram!
Stay tuned for more new patterns coming your way this week. Thanks for stopping by!