Thursday, April 21, 2011

Modern Log Cabin Quilting: Modern Crosses Quilt

We've started sewing up some great sample projects from Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin Quilting book. We really think you are going to love this Modern Crosses Quilt from the book cover.

Modern Crosses Quilt

The book has instructions for making a queen-sized quilt, but we found this pattern very easy to adapt to a throw size or this little baby size - ours is 30 inches x 40 inches. We simply made fewer blocks!

While Susan makes her version using different scraps of fabric for each of her crosses, we opted to use 4 fat quarters for the patterned fabric, and it worked out really well. We can even tell you just how much fabric you'll need for the background fabric, the backing, and the binding for this cute little version.

Modern Crosses Quilt

One thing that makes this a great beginner quilting project is that it only calls for tacking the layers together by machine at the centers of the crosses -- no extensive quilting is required (be sure to use the right kind of batting, like our Warm and Natural, that only requires quilting every 10 inches!).

We even have tons of great buttons at Bobbin's Nest that you can use for the centers of the crosses!

Modern Crosses Quilt

Susan will be joining us at Bobbin's Nest Studio for a book signing and quilting event on Thursday, May 19 from 5-8pm. We'll have free log cabin kits for attendees (while supplies last!) and sewing machines set up for you to try your hand at making a log cabin block. Susan is excited to meet everyone and share her love of log cabin quilting, so plan to stop by for a few refreshments and to make your own block! Full details in our previous blog post.

Susan's Modern Log Cabin Quilting is available now at Bobbin's Nest for 
20% off the regular price through May 18,
so pick up your copy in advance of the event!
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