Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Quick Coin Quilt

...coin quilts abound and I especially love the strip-pieced approach since they come together so quickly. I came across an easy variation with applique called "Lola's Coin Quilt' on Quilt Story but the numbers didn't jive for the resulting quilt. Here's my take with Fat Quarter and Jelly Roll (2.5") strip options in place! The more fabrics you use, especially in the case of the FQ version, the greater the variety in the final quilt.

In a typical Moda Jelly Roll there are 42 strips, so you can create up to 4 baby quilts using this approach if you use the whole roll. For each 30x40" quilt, you need 15" of a neutral solid (just under 1/2 a yard) for the sashing + 10 full (or 20 half) jelly roll strips with selvages removed for the coins. If you choose the full jelly roll strip option, remember to double your cut units: 4 - 6.5" and 6 - 2.5" as you'll need to join these to create the 40" columns:

For a larger quilt, if you don't mind a break in your sashing at the midpoint, piece four small quilts using sashing cut from the width of fabric and join the quadrants to make a larger quilt. You'll need 55" total in length (or just under 1-2/3 yards) to cut 22 - 2.5"xWOF strips. Otherwise you'll need to cut your sashing from the length (you need 2-1/4 yards to cut 11 - 2.5x80" strips).

I used to hate math...then I took up quilting.  {grin}

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