Have you ever finished a quilt top and then thought about quilting it but couldn't come up with a pattern, so you procrastinate and it winds up in a closet or in a box. Well this quilt is pieced and quilted in one operation, so when the top is done the quilt is complete and ready for binding. It is also a log cabin containing triangles, so you can get two of the all-time favorite quilt patterns in one! It's a win, win, win! Quilters of all levels can do this if you can rotary cut and sew consistent seam allowances.
This quilt can be made in any size. the finished block is 6 3/4." I will give you fabric amounts for a 16 block quilt. Just use that to determine how much you will need for a larger size. Like most log cabin quilts you can create many different designs using the same block repeated many times, but this one has an added design element because of the triangles. Be prepared to have fun choosing the setting you like.
Fabric for 16 Blocks: Color 1- 2/3 yard, Color 2- 2/3 yard, Color for center and triangles 1/2 yard
Back Fabric: 2/3 yard. You can use many different fabrics for your back. Each back is initially cut 8," so if you want to make it scrappy, cut 8" squares from as many fabrics as you need form the size you want to make.
Fabric for the back sashing will be discussed in class.
Batting- This cotton batting like Quilters Dream Request. Do not use polyester in this project. Each square of batting is initially cut 8" square.
Because this is a QAYG, you will need front and back fabric and batting for the first class. To save time cut the batting and back fabric into 8" squares before class.
Other Supplies: seam ripper, pins, fabric scissors, etc.
Rotary cutter, mat, and 24" ruler, 8" or larger square rotary ruler, pencil, coordinating thread for top and bobbin, cotton batting