Sometimes you have to hit "pause" and get some things FINISHED. I am spending my quilty time this month to get some of my unfinished projects finished.
I have (finally) finished my Summer Blockbuster quilt from last summer. I has been sitting there just needing binding for months, and I am pretty excited to have it finished before I actually start this summer's blockbuster!
A couple of years ago, I made the lemoyne star blocks using gold, purple and minty green inspired by the colors in the leafy border fabric. I made several in 3", 6", 9" and 12" blocks without...
Let's finish this top! Welcome to the last step of the Summer Blockbuster sew along.
Today I will show how to add the final borders to turn those blocks into a finished top, wahoo!
In Take 2 we sewed the blocks together with the sashing strips.
If you haven't already cut them, cut 5 strips 1 1/2" by width of fabric from the Sashing B fabric. (you may need more or fewer strips depending on the size of your quilt at this point. These strips are for the inner border)
Measure the width of the quilt to determine the length of the first...
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?! ( -;
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 each 1 1/2" by the width of fabric. From those strips, cut sixteen...
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.
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 of blocks that can be...
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...