I am finally enjoying some sunshine! Both outside and in the sewing studio thanks to this month's Scrap-A-Palooza quilt. Check out all these pretty colors!
Last week, we determined our colors and sorted and cut our scraps into strips. I decided to go with these hot colors.
Now it is time to get these sewn up into blocks!
For my quilt, I decided to go with 4 colors and make 5 blocks of each color for a total of 20 blocks. This will make a 40" x 50" quilt.
I randomly sewed my strips into color blocks that were at least 8.5" wide (and over 10.5" long).
I prefer to cut my blocks to size after they are sewn - I like the better accuracy.
Applying chain piecing methods, I had all four colors sewn up before I knew it!
I also pieced the entire block before I pressed the seams all to one side.
Now each block needs to be trimmed up to 8.5" wide and 10.5" tall.
As soon as all the blocks are trimmed up, they will be ready for the next step.
I sure am enjoying working with these bright, intense colors!
When I can, I always try to incorporate the sashing right onto my blocks. This makes piecing the top so much easier. So I chose this white fabric and cut strips 1.5" x 10.5". You will need two for every block.
Sew them onto the sides of each block as shown. Now your block should measure 10.5" square.
To finish up the assignment for this week, just sew up all the blocks for your quilt. Here are mine...Aren't they so bright and playful!
So here's an overview of the important stuff to do before the next step!
- Sew your strips into colors blocks
- Square them up to 8.5" wide x 10.5" tall
- Add the sashing strips to the sides to complete the 10.5" square block
This quilt goes together really quickly. If you haven't joined in in the past, maybe this is the quilt that will get you involved. If you do join in, let me know so I can share your project. And if you want to share with your readers what you are up to, there is a button to grab there on the sidebar.
Remember, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
Time to don our sunglasses and do a little scrappy sewing!
I will be sharing this with the following linky parties. Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, WIP Wednesday with Freshly Pieced and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation. Be sure and check out these blogs for even more quilty inspiration.