Last week I introduced this year's Summer Blockbuster quilt project: a setting design for finishing up your orphan quilt blocks. Get fabric and cutting instructions Here.
Today, we start sewing! **if your blocks are different size from mine (which are 12 1/2" unfinished), read all the instructions before cutting fabric and then adjust measurements for your block size)
This design calls for nine pieced sampler blocks plus four "background" squares. You may choose to use 13 pieced blocks and no plain blocks (or any combination). First determine the layout that you want your blocks in the finished quilt. My favorite...
I am so excited at how quickly this quilt is coming together! who knew that having the blocks already sewn would be such a headstart?! ( -;
If you just tuned in, click here to read about the summer blockbuster quilt
In the previous scene, we cut sashing strips from three different fabrics and sewed the A sashing strips to the four edges of the blocks, framing them, like this:
press toward the sashing strips (purple)
Next, we will sew up the sashing B and C strips to create the center of our quilt.
in the first step, you cut 6 strips of sashing B...
Welcome to the first step of our Summer Blockbuster!
For this sew along, I am going to publish the pattern and steps to set some of your orphan blocks into a finished quilt. See the intro post Here.
For my version, I am busting some star blocks I made a while ago and then put away. Mine will also be a Stashbuster...I gathered all my sashing fabrics from my stash, wahoo! The pattern is for setting your blocks like the inspiration quilt below...
You can make your quilt with any sampler, bee or other orphan blocks of any size.
You need a quantity...
Here is your chance to have the fun of starting a new project and make yourself feel righteous for finishing a work in progress...all in one!
Do you have a group of sampler blocks, block of the month project or Bee Blocks languishing on your W.I.P. list? This would also be great for a group of applique blocks that need a setting, or a beautiful large-scale print you want to display but not chop up... just cut it into squares!
Starting this week I am going to publish periodic posts with the pattern and instructions to turn your blocks into a...