All Stacked Up - Week 5 - Quilt Top Assembly August 12 2019

Congratulations to Jan for winning a prize! Jan, please contact Sue at thimbles & things.

Here are some of the entries:

Marg    Marion    Crystal    Dianne

You will need:

              - the 25 sets of blocks

              - sewing machine with ¼” foot, loaded with a neutral thread

              - large design wall or cleared floor space

              - erasable fabric marking pen, or slips of paper and pins

If you are making the smaller version (64” x 72”) follow steps #9 and #10 on page 6, and the diagram on page 7.

If you are making our larger version (64” x 80”) follow the steps below.

    • Print the following PDF file to use as a quilt layout guide. The colours do not reflect the fabrics in your quilt. Adjusted Layout
    • Choose your 3 favourite sets of squares and lay them out as shown. These will be blocks X, Y and Z.
      • Trying to avoid having the same colours butting together, start building blocks around the above 3 blocks. In each case, one 8½” square will not be used. Set these extras aside for use in our bonus quilt.
          • Keep building! There are 2 single 8½” squares used on the sides. Choose from the extras and slot them in.
          • Walk away.
          • When you come back to the project, critically look at your arrangement. Are similar colours well separated? Rearrange if necessary. Repeat the last 2 steps until you are satisfied.
          • Mark the squares with an erasable fabric marking pen, or slips of pinned paper. The rows being A, B, C etc. and the columns being 1, 2, 3 etc. Therefore the top left corner square should have an A1 label and the bottom right a J8 label.
          • Join squares to make 10 rows. Press seam allowances open.
          • Join the rows. Press seam allowances open.


          Congratulations your quilt top is done!

          • Layer the quilt top, batting and backing.
          • Quilt as desired.
          • Apply the binding using your favourite method.

          Time  for another chance to win a prize! Guess how many bolts of Kaffe Fassett fabrics are on the shelves at thimbles & things today, August 12th.

          Check back in on August 26th to get a free pattern for your extra squares and fabric!