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sorbet hideaway...

today i'm excited to share my latest mini quilt, sorbet hideaway.

this 12'' finished log cabin block was made with the cricut maker and riley blake designs confetti cottons. isn't it the cutest?

here's what you need to make this mini quilt:

  • cricut maker
  • cricut maker rotary blade
  • cricut fabric mat
  • sorbet solid colors cut down to (4) 12'' x 12'' squares
  • white solid color cut down to (3) 12'' x 12'' square
  • blue sorbet solid color cut down to (1) 12'' x 24'' rectangle
  • 1/4'' yard for the binding
  • 1/2'' yard for the backing (cutting it down to a 24'' x 24'' square)
  • batting (1) 24'' x 24'' square
  • misc. sewing supplies, including thread, iron, and small scissors

i went deep into my stash and used a ditzy floral for the binding, which adds a little texture.

here's what you need to make the quilt blocks:

  • start a new project in cricut design space
  • using a square under shapes, create the following measurements (1 each):
    • 4 1/2’’ x 4 1/2’’ pink, 2 1/2’’ x 6 1/2’’ orange, 2 1/2’’ x 8 1/2’’ yellow, 2 1/2’’ x 10 1/2’’ green, 2 1/2’’ x 12’’ blue, 2 1/2’’ x 4 1/2’’ white, 2 1/2’’ x 6 1/2’’ white, 2 1/2’’ x 8 1/2’’ white, 2 1/2’’ x 10 1/2’’ white

    • make sure you unlock and lock your measurements so the sizes won't change as you create the additional square/rectangles

  • change the color of each square/rectangle as you create, making it easy for you to keep up with the measurements to make each block
  • to make the (4) blocks needed for this mini quilt, select, copy, and paste 3 additional quilt blocks into the cricut design space workspace

  • you can group each block together, moving them around to give you an idea of how your finished mini quilt could look (lots of fun combinations!)

  • once you're happy, go ahead and click on "make it"

  • you'll see your squares/rectangles broken out by color (mat)

  • make sure you're using the cricut fabric mat and place the fabric on the mat

  • select cotton fabric, insert your cricut rotary cutter and GO!

  • after you've finished cutting each color, organize your squares/rectangles

  • starting with the pink square, sew each piece together using a 1/4'' seam allowance, pressing each seam to one side

  • sew one finished block to a second finished block and so forth, pressing the seams to one side as you go

  • layer the quilt top with the quilt batting and backing

  • quilt and bind as desired

isn't this a fun mini quilt to make? it's so easy with the cricut maker. precision every time! being able to group, copy, and paste gives you a really easy idea of how multiple blocks will look.

i hope you enjoy this mini quilt as much as i enjoyed making it.

cut, sew, repeat...

the tattooed quilter

 

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