Carol’s quilt is revealed!sarah
As promised, here is some news of my quilt. For those who missed our newsletters (what a shame!) you can still get back on track. You can download the pattern of the block (in real size) here, and then you’ll only have to transfer it on a square of Vlieseline Rasterquick (in cm) as I did, or, if you are even more clever, you can print it on a thin, non-woven support sheet that will go on your photocopier. I made do with what I had!
Note that the block is 20cm without seams. By adding the seam allowances all around (to make it 22cm), it will not go into the photocopier, hence why I transfered by hand on the Vlieseline!
For the assembly, it is very simple: You’ll need to group 4 blocks orienting the arrows on the outside, then sew the 3 stripes of the 3 big blocks to make the top.
Edges of the quilt
For the edges, I made some tests but nothing I liked.
As I still had some red stripes from the blocks (2cm finished so 3.5cm with seams), I sewed them together then added them as a first edge on each side of the quilt. So we cut 2 stripes of 124 cm + 1,5cm so 125.5cm for the top and the bottom. Then, I found this beautiful fabric with big roses from Moda (from a long time ago) et voilà! The stripes are 10cm wide, so 11.5cm with seams. I finished them with a mittered edge.
A swedish inspiration !
I didn’t create this block—it is actually inspired by an antique Swedish quilt that is easy and wonderful to make. I would like to make it one day with this version. This quilt dates from 1920 and was made by Matilda Halling. It is featured in the Asa Wettre « Gamla svenska lapptäcken » book published in the 1933.
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Want to learn more on Log Cabin? Discover the superb Amy Pabst’s book dedicated to this block with an interesting historical preface as a bonus!