Make a Queen/King size Log Cabin Quilt, without the hassle of having to deal with a really big quilt!
Make two “Twin” size quilts that can be used separately, and washed separately, but they can also be joined together with buttons so that the two halves can be used as one queen size quilt–two become one!
Here is how you do it: Make two “half-quilts” (the “twin quilts”), using an easy quilt-as-you-go technique– during the quilting phase you are only working with one block at a time, not a huge quilt. You can quilt by hand or machine. Back of quilt is finished by hand, one row at a time, but again, the largest quilt you are working on is twin size.
Quilt Designer’s note: The idea for the Love Quilt came from my daughter, Amanda. She wanted two quilts for her bed, since she and her husband like to wrap up separately. But she also wanted to be able to make their bed as one. This is when Love was born!
- Log Cabin Blocks, quilted before being joined together
- Buttons and buttonholes to join the quilt “halves” together
SIZE: 136″ x 108″ extra-wide Queen/King quilt made from two 68″x 108″ extra-long Twin quilts that button together
MATERIALS: Fabric, Batting, Buttons, Thread
TOOLS and EQUIPMENT:
- Sewing machine that makes buttonholes
- Hand sewing needle
- Rotary cutting equipment (mat, ruler, cutter)
- Rotary cut strips and squares
- Sew 1/4″ seam
- Some binding experience helpful
- Sew buttonholes and buttons
- Slipstitch (or any hand-stitched hem method)