Friday, 24 October 2014

My Cozy Plaid Quilt


     

      
This is a quick and fun block to make which results in a woven design.  The layout allows for a variety of different quilt design options.  At the end of this post you will find 2 more variations.


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Materials:  1 - 10" neutral colored square.
                 2 - WOF (width of fabric) 2 1/2" strips of 2 different colors.
This pattern is suitable for the use of layer cakes and jelly rolls, or cut from your own fabric.  


 Make a cut 3 1/2" from the left side of your 10" block. 


 Using a 1/4" seam allowance, insert the first 2 1/2" strip.


 Trim the strip after sewing in place. 


 Press towards the dark fabric. 


 Turn the block so your strip is on top and make a cut 3 1/2" from the left side. 


 Insert your 2nd strip, using the same color as the first strip.  Press and trim.  


 Place your block as in this photo and make a cut 7" from the left side. 


 Changing colors, inset your 3rd strip.  Press and trim.  


 Place your block as in this photo and make a cut 7" from the left side.   


 Insert your 4th strip.  Press and trim.  



Important Step: 
Using your ruler as a guide (and the above 2 photos as reference) keep a 3" square on the smallest neutral corner while trimming your block to 12 1/2".  This will keep all of your blocks uniform and all of the strips will match up from block to block if you choose a layout requiring this.   

Imagine this modern block in your traditional plaid colors...please enjoy! 


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 2 more design layout options. 

 


Like strip-quilting? 

      
Recycle your jeans - pockets and all.
 

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