Salt Air Crossings Quilt

Hi again, it’s Andrea from Millions of Thoughts.   I’m happy to share this quilt tutorial with you, using Cosmo Cricket’s Salt Air.   I love the coastal feel of the fabrics paired up with the light blue solid.  The debate  – West Coast or East Coast?  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me via my blog!

1 jelly roll – Cosmo Cricket Salt Air
2 1/2 yards  – Bella Solid Ruby Ice – 9900-169
1/2 yard – Cosmo Cricket Salt Air – Ocean Stripe – 37027-23
4 1/2 yards – Cosmo Cricket Salt Air  – Seafoam – 37023-21
Batting for a 60″ x 70″ quilt top

This quilt is comprised of two blocks:

             Block A  – 10.5″ square                           Block B – 10.5″ square
Separate the jelly roll into similar colours.
For Block A you need:
11  blue/green prints
7 red prints
3 yellow prints
ruby ice solid
You will make 21 Block A. 
For Block B you need:
5 blue/green print strips
4 red print strips
2 yellow print strips
ruby ice solid
You will make 21 Block B. 
In the jelly roll, there are a few strips that have a combination of colours, as well as a few pastels.  Use these for the requirements above.  e.g. I used a red/blue/yellow floral print for the ‘red’ block.  I used a red/blue/yellow stripe for the ‘yellow’ block. 
Light Bella Solid fabric yardage – cut  30 –  2.5″ width of fabric strips
Block A
For each PRINT strip (21 strips), cut:
2  –  2.5″ x 10.5″
1  –  2.5″ x 6.5″
3  –  2.5″ x 5″
*Block A uses one entire printed jelly roll strip, with about 2″ left over.  Be mindful of cutting!
SOLID strips cut:
63  – 2.5″ x 5″
This will make 21 of block A.  
Block B
For each PRINT strip (11 strips), cut:
4  –  2.5″ x 6.5″
2  – 2.5″ x 5″
Block B uses 1/2 jelly roll strip for each block
SOLID strips cut:
42  – 2.5″ x 10.5″
21 –  2.5″ x 6.5′
42 –  2.5″ x 5″
This will make 21 of block B.
Block A Piecing Instructions:
*All piecing instructions assume 1/4″ seams
1. Sew 2.5″ x 5″ solids to 2.5″ x 5″  print:
2.  Press seams towards print:
3.  Cut horizontally to make two 2.5″ x 6.5″  pieced strips:
4. Sew  2.5″x 6.5″ pieced strips to matching 2.5″ x 6.5″ print strip:
5. Press toward print.  Set aside for step 9.

6. Sew two 2.5″ x 5″ matching prints to one 2.5″ x 5″ solid:

7. Press seams to prints:

8. Cut horizontally to make two 2.5 x 6.5″ pieced strips:
9.  Sew pieced strips to top and bottom of ‘plus sign’.  Nestle and match seams:
10. Press seams to outside:
11. Sew 10.5″ matching print strips to sides of block.
12. Press seams to OUTSIDE of block.
Block B Piecing Instructions:
*All piecing instructions assume 1/4″ seams
1. Sew 2.5″ x 6.5″ matching prints to 2.5″ x 6.5″ solid:
2. Press seams towards the prints.   Set aside for step 6.
3. Sew  2.5″ x 5″ solids to a  2.5″ x 5″ print:
4. Press seams towards the print:
5.  Cut horizontally to make two 2.5″ x 6.5″ pieced strips:

6. Attach 2.5″ matching pieced strips as shown, making sure to nestle and match seams:

7. Press seams to outside:
8. Attach 10.5″ solid strips to sides of blocks as shown:
9. Press seams towards INSIDE of block:

Arrange both sets of blocks in a palette that is pleasing to you, in a 6 x 7 layout.  You can do a random colour arrangement, but I chose to arrange mine in an organized colour pattern, with alternating blocks.
Assemble blocks together, row by row, taking care to match seams. Press towards block A.

Assemble quilt sandwich, quilt and bind using your preferred method:

I chose to do horizontal and vertical straight line quilting

Bind the quilt using the Salt Air stripe fabric:

One quilt measuring 60″ x 70″
This quilt washes and softens up beautifully!

Andrea Harris