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Sodalite Cabins.

Intermediate

Finished Size: 100" x 100"

Finished Blocks: 8", 16"

A brilliant placement of assorted blue and cream batiks creates a stunning quilt of traditional Log Cabins among the stars.

1 About This Quilt

Study the quilt photo, the assembly diagram, pattern instructions and piecing diagrams to learn how Scott placed assorted shades of blue and cream batiks in his quilt. Notice he used the same color value in different fabrics to make the star variations. Plan ahead before you cut to ensure you have the right matching sets of patches for the units. By carefully planning the placement of fabrics and color value you will achieve the same modern striking effect with the traditional Log Cabin and star blocks.

materials

(see Step 1 )

Assorted Blue Batiks 4 3/4 yards total for blocks

Assorted Cream Batiks 4 5/4 yards total for blocks

Light Blue Batik 7/8 yard for border #1

Medium Blue Batik 3 5/8 yards for border #2 and binding

Backing 9 5/8 yards

Batting 108" x 108"

cutting

(see Step 1 before cutting)

Assorted Blue Batiks

52 squares (A) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"

52 rectangles (B) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"

52 rectangles (C) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"

52 rectangles (D) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"

52 rectangles (E) 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"

52 rectangles (G) 1 1/2" x 7 1/2"

52 rectangles (H) 1 1/2" x 8 1/2"

224 squares (I) 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"

32 rectangles (J) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

48 squares (K) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Assorted Cream Batiks

76 squares (A) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"

76 rectangles (B) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"

76 rectangles (C) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"

76 rectangles (D) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"

76 rectangles (E) 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"

76 rectangles (G) 1 1/2" x 7 1/2"

12 rectangles (H) 1 1/2" x 8 1/2"

64 squares (I) 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"

240 rectangles (K) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Light Blue Batik

10 strips 2 1/2" x 40" for border #1

Medium Blue Batik

11 strips 8 1/2" x 40" for border #2

11 strips 2 1/2" x 40" for binding

2 Making the Blocks, Units and Sections

Sew assorted blue batik A-H and assorted cream batik A-G patches together as shown to make a block W. Make 52 block W's.

Similarly, join assorted cream A-H patches as shown to make a block X. Make 12 block X's.

Refer to "Triangle-Squares" in Basic Lessons. Pair a cream I and a blue I to make a unit 1. Make 8 sets of 4 matching unit 1's.

Refer to "Stitch & Flip" in Basic Lessons. Use a blue J and 2 assorted cream K's to make a unit 2 as shown. Make 8 sets of 4 matching unit 2's.

Sew unit 1's, unit 2's and assorted cream K's together as shown to make a block Y. Make 8 block Y's.

Refer to the diagrams and use assorted blue I's and assorted cream I's to make unit 3's-6's in the amounts shown.

Join unit 3's-6's, assorted cream K's and assorted blue K's to make a section 1 as shown. Make 4 sets of 4 matching section 1's.

Sew together 4 matching section 1's to make a Block Z. Make 4 block Z's.

Refer to the diagrams and use assorted blue I's and assorted cream I's to make different medium and dark combinations of unit 7's-13's in the amounts shown.

Join unit 7's-13's and assorted cream K's to make a section 2 as shown. Make 4 section 2's.

Similarly, sew together unit 7's-13's and assorted cream K's to make a section 3 as shown. Make 4 section 3's.

Refer to the diagrams and use assorted blue I's to make unit 14's-16's in the quantities shown.

Join unit 14's-16's and assorted blue K's to make a section 4 as shown. Make 4 section 4's.

3 Assembling the Quilt Center

Refer to the assembly diagram and being careful of block placement, sew the blocks and sections together as shown to make 2 each of rows 1-4. Sew the rows together.

4 Adding the Borders Join the border #1 strips end to end. Refer to "Borders" in Basic Lessons to measure and trim the border #1 side strips. Matching centers and ends, sew the border #1 side strips to the quilt. Repeat to add the border #1 top and bottom strips.

Add border #2 in the same way as border #1.

5 Quilting and Finishing Layer and baste together the backing, batting and quilt top.

Refer to the quilting placement diagram. Quilt a large meander of feathers over the surface of the quilt as shown.

Bind the quilt.
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