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. 



Cutting:

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
{millionsofthoughtstrappedinmyhead.blogspot.com}


21 comments:

Maria said...

Love this!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

This quilt is so pretty!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Very nice. It reminds me of the bouys that float at the edge of the swimming area.

Heather said...

Love this, nice work! The fabric you chose is perfect.

Suzanne said...

I am smitten with this quilt!

Amy said...

Love this quilt!

Carmen Paschoalli said...
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Carmen Paschoalli said...

Que lindos seus trabalhos! Parabéns!

Gramma Pam said...

That is a beautiful quilt and it looks very easy to make. Your instructions are very clear. Thanks for sharing hopefully I can make this soon.

Wilma said...

Muy lindos todas las Labores Felicitaciones¡¡¡
Con mucho cariño desde Venezuela.

Andrea said...

Thank you very much! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment on my tutorial....best wishes...Andrea

Kristy said...

Great quilt!

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Jacklynn said...

Your tutorial is very clear, and I love the use of the icy blue instead of white as a background solid. Beautiful!

annelikokulum.com said...

love this.nice work.ı will try this week.ı hope ı can make.best wishes.

kmscearce said...

Love this.. I'm going to try it with Lucys crab shack fabric and use as a beach blanket..Thanks!!

Bobbie said...

I started out making this into a pillow but I forgot to change the measurements of the blocks- so now it has morphed into a quilt, well it is on paper anyway- I have to go get more fabric. I posted about it on my blog and linked back. The tuorial is great and easy to follow! Thank You!

chloe said...

Cant we use a jelly roll for the solid too? if so would one jelly roll do?

chloe said...

cant you use a jelly roll for the solid too? if so is one jelly roll enough?

chloe said...

cant you use a jelly roll for the solid too? if so is one jelly roll enough?