Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bent Out Of Square

Quilt # 36

Bent Out Of Square

This is a little quilt that I made last fall as a class sample. It measures 37” X 46”. The pattern is from Karla Alexander's book Stack a New Deck. I really like this technique where squares of fabric are stacked, cut and shuffled to get a wide variety of colour combinations in each block.

block variations

All the blocks for this quilt were made entirely out of batiks, using only 6 Fat Quarters .

I made these blocks using the same technique I use to make log cabin blocks but the free-form cutting gives each sets of blocks it's own “bent” out of square look. It is very freeing and fun experience.

Wandering Clover quilting design
I free-motion quilted with a variegated multi coloured thread using a Leah Day's design called Wandering Clover although my version wanders a lot more (stippling) with the odd clover design here and there.

The back of Bent out of Square is my own hand-dyed muslin.
Label - sorta

This is a perfect baby quilt size and I have recently made two of them. You will see them in the next two posts.


Quilt Name: Bent Out Of Square

Description: Blocks set on point

Pattern: – Bent Out Of Square pattern by Karla Alexander

Size: 37” X 46”

Fabrics: Batiks

Predominant colours: Blue, purple, fuchsia, lime, coral, orange

Construction Techniques: Liberated log cabin blocks

Back: Hand-dyed muslin

Batting: Warm and Natural

Edge finish: Double fold french binding

Quilting: All over quilting – pattern Wandering Clover

Quilted by: Terry Whyte – domestic sewing machine

Sleeve: No

Label: Yes

Date completed: 2010

Inspiration: Stack a New Deck by Karla Alexander

Quilt History: Displayed in the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters Guild 2011 Annual Show

Maker: Terry Whyte

Have a great day,


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