This is my first sampler quilt that explores texture in fabric. The second one is a 4-patch textured quilt.
The quilt has 25 blocks. 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.
Quilt size: The finished quilt is 52 1/2 x 52 1/2 inches.
The quilt is made with fabric scraps and therefore the tutorial does not include exact fabric needs.
You can buy the compilation of textured block tutorials into one single PDF download.
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
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 stitch rows together again.
Iron to the darker side.
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If you haven’t had enough of textures, check out my other textured quilt, a 16 block 4-patch textured quilt.