Wednesday, April 13, 2011

up next on the quilting block...

As I shared earlier - I do indeed have another quilt neatly folded and ready for the quilting to begin. [alas, I still wish I had the patience or the machine or the skill to quilt a full size...] The Bloggers' Block-A-Palooza quilt is finished!

This is attempt numero 2 at on-point piecing. The basic on-point construction in my Diving for Diamonds quilt was simple enough. Upping the skill level for this quilt I attempted to add sashing. Which didn't quite turn out as I had planned [i.e. don't look too close at some of the point/intersections]. For the life of me I couldn't figure out what had to be sewn to what and in which order for those to work out - so if anyone has suggestions or a tutorial they can direct me to, I would love the help!

The leftover blocks I made are destined for pillows. This was a great qal - always something new to look forward to on Mondays and Thursdays! I was a little hesitant to make the cut into my Lotus stash, but I think it definitely paid off :) Well, a little dog is lovingly staring up at me asking for a food bowl refill - Have a great Wednesday!

6 comments:

  1. This looks great, I didn't see any problems with it! (We are always hyper-critical of our own work.) As far as your question about assembly: Just sash and sew the rows as you normally do when they are not on point. You will have two rows of one block, two of three blocks, two rows of five, etc. Then add the setting triangles to the ends of the rows and assemble. Make sense?

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  2. your quilt looks so great! I love the bold sashing

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  3. Love this! You made it completely your own in the best possible way.

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  4. This is gorgeous! I wish now that I'd made my first sampler quilt on-point. I guess I'll just have to make another!

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