Good morning everyone, and welcome to the final chapter of the Block of the Week Sampler quilt! The sashing and borders of this quilt go together quick and let the blocks speak for themselves. Are you ready for the finish line?
Here is the final design!
As with most of my designs, I made some changes along the way. For example, I had originally planned on red borders and red cornerstones in the sashing. When I laid it out as an option, it was just too BUSY. I felt that plain neutral sashing gave the eye a place to rest between the colorful blocks. I also decided that I wanted a softer border than bright red, and found a pretty blue in my stash that worked to frame the quilt, but let the blocks be the star. Do you want a red border? Try it out and let me know what you think!
Lets get started with cutting.
From NEUTRAL fabrics.
(24) 1 1/2″x 8 1/2″ recrangles
(7) 1 1/2 x 44 1/2″ Strips
(2) 1 1/2″ x 55 1/2″ Strips
From BLUE (or RED) Fabric
(2) 5 1/2″ x 46 1/2″ Strips
(2) 5 1/2″ x 65 1/2″
Lets build our quilt!
Lay out the quilt blocks in rows. Place a 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ neutral strip between each block.
Join the blocks and the sashing strips together using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat this process for all 6 rows. Press to the SASHING.
Next lay out the rows with the 1 1/2″ x 44 1/2″ strips between them, AND on the top and bottom.
Join the rows and sashing strips together. Press to the SASHING.
Next, join the 1 1/2″ x 55 1/2″ strips to the sides of the quilt center, this will complete your inner border.
Next take the BLUE or RED 5 1/2″ x 46 1/2″ strip to the top and bottom of the quilt.
Next take the remaining 5 1/2″ strips and sew them to the sides of the quilt.
Press to the outer border.
Here is my complete quilt top.
This quilt fits the size specifications to register it as a Quilt of Valor if you choose to do that.
I will need to baste, quilt, bind and label mine. Once the quilt is completely finished, Ill take some detailed photos of it to share with you.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project, and I cant wait to see pictures of your completed quilts!
If you would like to share your progress with me, email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or share them on Instagram with the hashtag #tqpchallenge
Until next time,