Turquoise crazy log cabin baby quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Learning how to design Welsh quilting, for which I am indebted to the book "Making Welsh Quilts", and then adapting it to a quilt made with blocks and sashing, instead of the traditional medallion-style piecing. Dealing with a badly-cut jelly roll! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't use a jelly roll unless you are absolutely sure that it has been cut perfectly; the constant battling with fraying edges isn't worth having a little less cutting out to do. The blocks in this quilt are 11", although they could be any size. The strips are most commonly 2" finished, but I also sliced some of the jelly roll strips in half to give 0.75", and then added fabrics from my own stash in 1" and 2.25" widths. Get that book on Welsh quilting, it'll teach you enough to design your own. If the sashing contrasts with the blocks, as in this quilt, then you will need to break off your overall design for the sashing and continue it in the next block. You can see that I've put a simple cable design in the sashing. I sewed this quilt by hand; if you wish to do this sort of quilting by machine, you will need to be happy with stopping and starting a lot for the various motifs. The quilting generally followed the sketch above, except in one respect. The border quilting is a zigzag with small circles, instead of a plain zigzag.

What you will need

  • Cotton quilting fabrics
  • including a jelly roll
  • and polyester batting.

Q&A with Tenar

difair asked:
Your quilt is great - love the colors! Your quilting is exquisite! I've never seen this type of quilting design before. WOW!
Tenar answered:
Thank you! Look up Welsh quilting and you'll see plenty more, though not on log cabins. I'm completely in love with it and intend to make as many converts as I possibly can.

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