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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lucy's Crab Shack Charm Pack (#16)


Lucy's Crab Shack quilt from Moda (Sweetwater).  4 charm packs in a repeat design make the bulk of this - plus another charm pack that is not toally used up, but needed for the border.  Each 'square' was made with 6 charms across by 7 charms down - and then sewn all together into one big square.  (count from the white bikes on the top left as a starting point to see pattern)

The back is Burgundy (or Crimson) dot to dot minky - with a layer of muslin between the quilt top & minky.


Charm squares cut in half and made into strips, then combined with Kona white accents (smaller white divider was cut 1.5" and the border was cut 2.5" and trimmed to 2").

Simple quilting making an 'x' through all the squares was done with a larger stitch - and slowly sewn with a walking foot.
Binding was the coordinating aqua blue with bikes - machine stitched on the back first, and then the front.  
Finished size: 55" wide x 72" long.
This means that a minky purchase of 2.25 yards will back this quilt - as it comes in 60" wide.  

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