This is the first block in a series of 25 exploring texture in fabric.
Each block is made out of a centre 5 inch square featuring some fabric texture such as pin tucks, smocking, shirring and the like. Then a 3 1/2 wide border encloses each centre square.
The colour scheme is red and white/cream alternating reds and white/cream for the centre square and border.
Some of the textures show better on plain colours than on heavily patterned fabric.
Block type: log cabin
Block size: 11 inches
Colour scheme: reds and neutrals
Texture/fabric manipulation: pin tucks
Quilt size: The finished quilt is 52 1/2 x 52 1/2.
- one 5 in x 7 in rectangle in red for the textured centre square
- two 5 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 1/2 in rectangles for the border
Fold at each mark and press. You could use pin to secure after pressing though I didn’t feel it was necessary with such a small piece of fabric.
Once you have pressed every line, put each fold through your machine and stitch as close to the edge as possible.
Your piece will be curled up when you finish.
Press the piece from the back but not so hard that the pintucks will be flattened and trim to a 5 inch square.
Now add the white border as per picture.
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