Lucy's Crab Shack Quilt




This quilt is a sample I made for a quilt-as-you-go class I taught at a local quilt shop.  I think my favorite aspect of this method is that you can pair densely quilted blocks with a soft minky or flannel back and you have a wonderfully soft quilt!

I also chose to put it together with the sandwiching method rather than a traditional binding.

To finish a quilt this way, you simply cut the minky backing to the same size as the quilt top.  Pin it right sides together, and sew it shut, just leaving a small opening to turn it right sides out.  Top stitch all the way around the edge, about 3/8" in.

Then quilt in the ditch between your 12" blocks to secure the backing to the front.  Voila!  You've got a quilt with luscious textured quilting on the front, but on the back it's all soft and squishy with minimal quilting!

BTW, it's made with a jelly roll of Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater.  I made the blocks 12.5", and used about 2/3 of the jelly roll.

25 comments:

  1. It's beautiful. I love that minky backing. Seeing your photos always makes me wish I had a nice white crib in the house for quilt photos. :)

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  2. Super great! The colors are perfect.

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  3. Can't wait to try it! The quilt colors are perfect!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful..i want to try and make a quilt like this.. A minky backing that is not quilted together... Super great idea.

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  5. So lovely. I just tried Penny's QAYG method on a small project. What fun! Willhave o venture into making a quilt.

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  6. I never thought of this! I have a large piece of minky in my stash and I've been hoarding it for something special for a little one. I love the idea of quilt as you go, along with the sandwich method! Thanks!!

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  7. What a gorgeous quilt. I love the minky backing!

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  8. Love it, jolene! Especially your idea of backing the QAYG with minky, grea idea!

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  9. It's a lovely quilt, Jolene! I like doing the sandwich method but have never used minky. I must add that to my bucket list.

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  10. Another gorgeous quilt! So perfect.

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  11. Simple and wonderful! Love how you finished the edge. :)

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  12. Very clever and simple. I've used the Minky for small projects but was unsure if it would sit well on a bigger piece. Obviously it does!

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  13. So beautiful. I think baby quilts should always have super soft fabric one the back.

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  14. Thank you so much for this one. This is exactly what I'm going to make my youngest Granddaughter. I have the Minky in Pink and at least two jellyrolls I could use but I know exactly which one I'm going to use out of my stash.

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  15. as per usual you churned out a beauty! SOOOO glad you are back!!

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  16. I always love your fabric combos. Lovely, as always.

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  17. I love everything about this quilt....

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  18. Cute cute! I was using Lucy's Crab Shack for the project I started in summer (5 inch blocks surrounded by crochet). Have pretty much decided to drop that project. I think I will use the layer cake for this instead...

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  19. I love your sandwich method idea. But I'm confused. If you were quilting as you went along, weren't you sewing the two layers together before you bound it? If so, how did you put the two fabrics right side together if they were already sewn together? Or maybe you didn't do the QAYG technique on this quilt? Sorry I'm not understanding this.

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  20. Love this, I really must have a go at quilt as you go sometime.

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  21. I love this, and I really like your style of putting it together...fabulous!

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  22. I love this line and have been fondly stroking the fabric wondering what I should do with it. I think this might be my answer!

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