Texas Quilt

For those who have asked for the pattern for my Texas quilt, using the Deep in the Heart of Texas panel and border print (by Moda), here’s how I did it.

Things to know before you start:

  1. My quilt as shown, will finish at about 70″ x 83″.
  2. Start with 1 Deep in the Heart of Texas panel.  If your shop doesn’t have them, search “Deep in the Heart of Texas” at Quilt Shops.  Our local shop is sold out of them so if you want one, I wouldn’t wait too long.  I think they’re quite popular.
  3. Each panel has 28 “squares” which aren’t “squares” but finish at 4-3/4″ wide x 5″ long.  For my quilt I used 20 of them.
  4. For the border print, there are four different 8″ strips, plus the narrower Texas shape borders.  Two of them are similar (cows, cowboys, one has windmills too), one has blue bonnets and one has the Texas flag, the Alamo, the Capitol building).  My initial plan was to use a different border on each side of the quilt but after re-thinking it, I bought enough to cut the borders apart and use the same strip on all four sides.  This required about 6-3/8 yards.  Most shops are cutting at the end of a repeat so what you really need is exactly 226″ (or 6.27 yards).
  5. The block will finish at 9.75″ wide x 10″ long.
  6. For the blocks, simply cut out each “square” leaving 1/4″ of the black fabric around all four sides, and then piece as shown below.

Other Fabrics Needed (This does not include fabric for the binding or backing!)
Blue – 1/2 yard
Red – 1/4 yard
Black – 1 yard
Lt Tan – 3/4 yard
Dark Tan – 2 yards

The Block:

For the top and bottom, round 1 of each block:

  • Black – Cut 2 – 2-3/4″ strips.
  • Blue – Cut 4 – 1-3/4″ strips.
  • Sew a blue strip to both long sides of the black strip.    Press the seam allowances towards the black fabric.
  • Cut the strips into 40 – 1-3/4″ segments.
  • Sew those segments to the top and bottom of the “squares”.  Press the seam allowances towards the center of the block.

For the sides, round 1:

  • Black – Cut 2 – 3″ strips
  • Blue – Cut 4 – 1-3/4″ strips.
  • Red – Cut 4 – 1-3/4″ strips.
  • Sew the blue strips to both long sides of the black strips.  Press the seam allowances towards the black strips.
  • Sew the red strips to both ends (next to the blue strips).  Press the seam allowances towards the red strips.
  • Cut the strips into 40 – 1-3/4″ segments.
  • Sew those to the sides of the blocks.  Press the seam allowances towards the center of the block.

For the top and bottom, round 2:

  • Light Tan – Cut 2 5-1/4″ strips
  • Black – Cut 4 – 1-3/4″ strips
  • Sew the black strips to both long sides of the tan strips.  Press the seam allowances towards the black.
  • Cut the strips into 40 – 1-3/4″ segments.
  • Sew the segments to the top of the block.  Press the seam allowances towards the tan strips

For the sides, round 2:

  • Light Tan – Cut 2 – 5-1/2″ strips
  • Black – Cut 3 – 3″ strips
  • Sew the black strips to both long sides of the tan strips.
  • Cut the strips into 40 – 1-3/4″ segments.
  • Sew to the sides of the block. Press the seam allowances towards the tan strips.

Make 20 blocks.

For the sashing:

Using the darker tan fabrics and either red or green or whatever your choice for the sashing squares:

  • Cut 15 sashing strips that are 3″ x 10-1/2″.  These are for the sides of the blocks:
  • Also from the darker tan, cut 12 sashing strips that are 3″ x 10-1/4.
  • From the red, cut 12 – 3″ sashing squares.
  • Make 4 sashing rows:

Sew the block rows and sashing rows together:

For the borders:

  • Border #1 is the darker tan.  The strips are cut 2″.  The side strips should measure 2″ x 60-1/2″.  The top and bottom strips should measure 2″ x 50″.
  • Border #2 is the border print.  Cut 1/4″ into the red “Texas” strip and your cut strip will measure 8″.  The sides should be cut 63-1/2″ in length and the top and bottom should be cut the same lengths as in Border #1 (50″).
  • For the cornerstones, fussy cut four of the  black Texas shapes from the narrow border.  Square them up to measure 4″ unfinished.
  • Round 1 is the light tan fabric.  Side strips are cut 1-1/2″ x 4″.  Top and bottom strips are cut 1-1/2″ x 6″.
  • Round 2 is the black fabric.  Side strips are cut 1-1/2″ x 6″.  Top and bottom strips are cut 1-1/2″ x 8″.
  • These squares should be 8″ unfinished.
  • Border #3 is the darker tan.  The strips are cut 3″.  The sides should be cut 3″ x 78-1/2″.  The tops and bottom should be cut 3″ x 70″.

A pdf version of this pattern can be found here.

Comments

  1. 1

    Thank you for sharing your pattern for the Texas Quilt. One of my grandsons was born in Texas and I plan to make him this quilt. I ordered the panel from ebay. It’s impossible to find Texas fabric in Virginia. Last time I was in Texas I stocked up on lots of Texas fabric.

  2. 2

    Nice finish, Judy!! I have a sister and brother-in-law in Texas … this might make a nice gift for them!! Thank you! :)

  3. 3

    Thank you for the pdf: I added it to my “to do” list.

  4. 4
    Sherry Moran says:

    Thank you so very much for making this available. I love it! I have 3 yds. of the striped material and hope that I can get the borders from it. If not, will have to get more! All I need right now, is the two tans; everything else will probably come from my stash – yea! Can’t decide which one i like best – the one with red in the sashing or the one with the green! Decisions, decisions.