This is a sampler quilt that explores texture in fabric.
The quilt has 25 blocks. Each block is made out of a centre 5 inch square featuring some fabric texture. 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.
Quilt size: The finished quilt is 52 1/2 x 52 1/2.
The quilt is made with fabric scraps and therefore the tutorial does not include exact fabric needs.
Quilt back: plain calico or muslin. Sew a square that is 55 in x 55 in square.
I used the background fabric excess to make the binding. I will post a tutorial on it later.
Quilting: quilt any way you like around the textured square. I used stipple quilting for my quilt.
The diagram below shows how I arranged the blocks trying to distribute techniques evenly.
To assemble follow the diagram and stitch blocks on rows and then rows together.
Iron to the darker side.
Show us photos of your blocks and completed quilt at the Textured quilt blocks Flickr pool.
Below you will find a photo and a link to a set of instructions on how to make each block. Most blocks are a lot easier to do than it would appear at a glance.
Some require hand sewing. While you don’t need great sewing skills to do any of the blocks you should be confident using a needle.
Block 1: Pin tucks
Block 2: Diamond pin tucks
Block 3: Double controlled pleats
Block 5: Centered tucks with bow ties
Block 6: Gathered strip
Block 7: Cross pin tucks
Block 8: Undulating tucks
Block 9: Cross shirring
Block 10: Prairie points pinwheel
Block 11: Star gathering
Block 12: Puff gathering
Block 13: Lattice smocking
Block 14: Cluster tucks
Block 15: Diamond smocking
Block 16: Smocked tucks
Block 17: Pleated peek a boo
Block 18: Gathered double edged ruffles
Block 19: Smocked diamonds and puff gathering
Block 20: Origami flower
Block 21: Lozenge smocking
Block 22: Origami pinwheel
Block 23: Lotus flower smocking
Block 24: Fabric origami
Block 25: Echidna block
See also my 4-patch textured quilt for 16 more textures.