Block type: log cabin
Block size: 11 inches
Colour scheme: reds and neutrals
Texture/fabric manipulation: pleated peek a boo
Quilt size: The finished quilt is 52 ½ x 52 ½.
- 3 strips measuring 2 ¼ in x 5 in in cream
- 2 strips of contrasting red tones fabric 1 ½ in x 5 in in red tones
- two 5 in x 3 ½ in rectangles and two 11 in x 3 ½ in rectangles for the border
Cut 3 strips measuring 2 ¼ in x 5 in in cream and 2 strips of contrasting red tones fabric 1 ½ in x 5 in.
Stitch the strips together alternating the colours.
Fold on each seam between both colours and press well.
This is what the sewn strips will look like.
Now make a centred pleat like in the photo.
Do this for each pleat and side.
Iron well and trim to 5 inch squares.
Pin to the border making sure that the pleats don’t open. You could make a small stitch on each pleat instead or as well as.
Attach both borders and you have your peek a boo.
Textured blocks tutorials
This is the 17th 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.
See all Textured quilt sampler tutorials for this quilt.
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