Here's my finished quilt top:
Yeah!!! It's size is 58" x 72" here are the instructions to make your quilt this size:
1) From the background/sashing fabric, cut 12 -- 2 1/2" strips.
2) Take 6 of the 2 1/2" strips and cut them into 17 -- 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" sashing rectangles. (There will be one left over.)
3) From the border fabric, cut 1 -- 2 1/2" strip and 6 -- 7 1/2" strips.
4) From the border 2 1/2" strip, cut 6 -- 2 1/2" squares. This doesn't take the whole strip.
1) First lay out your quilt. When you are doing this, try to balance your blocks. Spread out strong colors. A design wall is nice to be able to hang the blocks, leave them, and come back with fresh eyes. Don't worry if you don't have a design wall. Grab your digital camera and look at your quilt through the camera. It gives you a different perspective. One other tip is to squint. It sounds silly, but I do it all the time.
2) Once you have the blocks the way you want, you can start sewing. Assemble each row sewing a sashing rectangle between each block as shown:
3) Also sew three sashing rows together with 3 sashing rectangles and 2 of the 2 1/2" squares from the border fabric as shown:
4) Sew the rows together by sewing a sashing row between each row of blocks as shown below. This center should measure 40 1/2" x 54 1/2."
Monday, August 16th from the Flickr pool
Monday, August 30th from the Flickr pool
Monday, August 30th from the Participants Blog Post
Information for Locals:
For those of you who live around here, I would love to see these quilts in either the Peteetneet Quilt Show in June or the Spanish Fork Pioneer Day Quilt Show on, well, Pioneer Day during their Fiesta Days. Those are two shows I am involved with. If you don't live around here, consider putting your quilt in one of your local quilt shows. It is so fun to see you quilt hanging with other lovely quilts. You get to see it in a different perspective.