Wednesday, 11 September 2013

New Quilt

I've started my new Quilt using fabric from the Winter's Lane Collection. The design I've gone for is a version of Log Cabin. Pam & Nicky Lintott have designed these Quilts using half a Jelly Roll (20 strips). Moda came up with the idea to make Quilts out of these strips as it's a great way of getting all the designs from a full collection. 


Log Cabin Quilt

To make the strips, fold the width of your fabric in half and half again. This makes it easier to cut. The selvedge should be at the top and bottom of your fabric. The selvedge is the finished edges of the fabric. Using your self healing mat, rotary cutter and ruler cut 2 1/2 inches (6.5cm) strips in your chosen fabric. The length will be 44 inches (112cm) when cut. You will need 20 strips for the book shown or usually 40 for other Jelly Roll books on the market.

Self healing mat, rotary cutter and ruler

My strips cut in different designs of the collection

With my strips cut, I'm ready to plan my design. This can sometimes take a while. I usually lay them out on the floor and have a play around. It can take a few goes until you're happy with it. I'm looking forward to updating you with my design. Please get in touch if you have a questions - Helen - 

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