Wow, some time the weekends go fast, wishing they were a little longer. Today, I will be back in the studio, finishing a new quilt top I started on Friday. This one is called Primrose Path, by Pat Steiner the pattern came from Cottonseed Glory in Annapolis, Maryland. I bought this pattern last November as a kit on the Shop Hop bus tour.
pattern uses 12 different color of Fat Quarters to make a lap Size
quilt top. You cut the 18" x 22" piece of fat quarter into 10 pieces.
2- 8" x 8" pieces, 4-2" x 11" and 4 - 2" x 8". In
cutting this pattern, I trimmed and squared up the two sides of the
fat quarter after ironing it flat. Then, I cut the fat quarter twice
with out moving any of the pieces. I stated by cutting 2 pieces of 8" x
22' out of the fat quarter. With one of the pieces I cut 2 it into
more pieces, 8" x 11" and 8" x 8", and set them aside. The other piece,
I cut into 2- 8" x 8" pieces, and then put them aside into a stack.
Then taking them 8" x 11" and the 8" x 8" you cut from the first stack
you need to cut them into 2" strips. I did my strips using my Accuquilt
Go! So much faster!. Now you are ready to start assembling.
with the 2" x 8" pieces sew them on the sides of the 8" x 8" square.
Using different fabrics on each side. Then sew on the tops and bottoms
using the matching fabrics that where used on both sides, so you will
have used only 3 different fabrics.
Once you have all the sides on the blocks you will then cut the squares in half through the 2" x 8" sides.
Then, matching up the half blocks up with another block and sew them together to make a new full block. Making sure to match all the seams together.
Then you can start to assemble the rows. Sewing 4 block across.
Today, I will be finishing sewing the rows together, and adding the borders. I can't what to see this quilt top finished. Will Show the finish quilt top tomorrow.
Have a Great Sewing Day!
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