Thank you to Eleanor Marsden for the following pattern.
You will need:
- 5 fat quarters in colours of your choice
- 2m fabric for the background and bindings
- 1 ½ m backing fabric
- Wadding 45 “ x 54′
From each fat quarter cut:
- 1 x 9“ square
- 2 x 4½“ squares
- 2 x 1½“ squares
- 3 x 3½“ squares
- 3 x 2½“ squares
From your background fabric cut 25 rectangles 9“ x 11”
Make 15 of Modern quilt block 1 and 10 of Modern quilt block 2.
Arrange your blocks in a pleasing way and sew together in strips first, then sew the strips together. Make the sandwich, quilt and bind.
Kathleen Gibson kindly provided this copyright pattern for Project Linus UK.
Materials: Approximately 135g Double Knitting yarn. 4mm (UK size 8) needles
Finished size: approx 20 inches square.
Worked in garter stitch, slipping first stitch of each row.
Cast on 20 stitches. Knit 38 rows to make the central square. Cast off leaving last stitch on right hand needle. Pick up 19sts evenly along the left side of the square – 20 sts. When picking up, put pick up needle through the ‘bumps’ instead of the ‘loops’ as this will give a tighter seam.
Knit 19 rows. This creates the first ‘log’ of the log cabin. (At the end of the first row there may be a ‘loop’. If so, knit in with the last stitch.)
Cast off as before, leaving last stitch on right hand needle. Pick up down the left side – 10 sts from the side of the last knitted block and 20 sts from the cast on edge of the original square. 30 sts.
Continue in this manner. The next 2 ‘logs’ will have 40 stitches, following 2 logs 60 sts etc. When 4 logs are completed on each side of the central square (100 sts) cast off. Carefully sew in any ends – or weave them in as you go.
NB. Always cast off with the same side facing up and pick up down the left side of the work.
- Enlarge it – always working the same number of logs on each side of the central square
- Use a variety of colours and try using more than one colour in each ‘log’
- Change the central square to a rectangle
- Change the width of the logs
This pattern is taken from ‘Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles’ by Judy Turner & Margaret Rolfe.
Sort out scrap fabrics into lights and darks. You can have a colour theme: e.g. autumn colours, pastels, brights.
Cut fabric pieces to measure 3 1/2” x 2”. This was a collection of mostly blues. Accurate cutting and stitching is essential.
Using 1/4” inch seams hand or machine stitch pieces together into threes as follows: 2 lights joined along the long side, then a dark piece joined across the top. Then two darks and a light. Join the 3’s into strips as in the photograph and then join the strips together. Finish with a border in a plain dark colour to match.
This stunning quilt was made by Kim Brackett of Magnolia Bay Quilts. Although it initially looks like a fiendish triangle quilt, in fact this is a more flexible quilt. The important thing to remember is that every seam is a 60 degree angle, and that your strips should be a consistent width. (click the photo to view larger image)
NB: To create this quilt you’ll need a ruler with a 60 degree marking.
View the full tutorial and lots of helpful tips, visit the Magnolia Bay Quilts website.
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Visit the Red Heart website to view or download the free pattern.
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To download a free PDF pattern simply visit fortheloveofgeorge.
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