How are your quilts coming? Are you having fun with this or are all the little pieces driving you crazy?
Personally, I'm glad this is a quilt along so I can chip away at it a little each week. When you have 16 quilts on the go, any accountability is helpful.
For this week, we are going to sew more blocks together! :)
Sew 10 segments together for the top and 10 segments together for the bottom.
Sew the strips to the top and bottom of the center block and press seams.
Sew together 14 segments for the left side and 14 for the right side.
Sew them to the center of the quilt. Press seams.
Now, add the sashing pieces that measure 28 1/2" to the top and bottom of the quilt.
Add the sashing pieces that measure 32 1/2" to the sides of the quilt.
Press all your seams. Isn't that pretty?
As the borders get longer and longer from here on out, always be aware of your block placement. You should be able to draw an imaginary zig zag down the side of your quilt. And on the top and bottom of the quilt, for that matter. The blocks should always be offset. If your blocks are adjacent to each other, it may be time to get out the seam ripper.
I had a few questions regarding which way to press the seams last week. It really doesn't matter which way you press the seams, as long as the ones that meet are facing the opposite direction. I added a few arrows to this photo to illustrate what I mean. Double click the photo to see the details.
Hope that helps!
That's it for today...set aside your mess until next week! Happy sewing! :)