Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Quilt Top Assembly - Again

Occasionally I run across a blog -

Where the blogger is blogging about -

Having finished the quilt blocks -

And the layout -

And is not looking forward to -

Sewing the blocks into long rows -

And then sewing the long rows together - ;))

Me neither -

I do NOT like sewing blocks into long rows -

Or sewing long rows together -

So I don’t - ;))

I recently left a comment on a blog -

I don't like sewing blocks into long rows and then sewing the long rows together. I prefer to sew the blocks into 4-patches or 9-patches - depending on the number of blocks in the quilt - then sewing those into bigger blocks until I only have 4 or 9 "chunks" to sew together. We sew "units" into blocks - so why not treat each block as a "unit" and just sew it into a bigger one??? - ;))

I do this all of the time -

And posted about it before -

But I forget sometimes -

That new readers -

May not have read all of my old stuff -

So check these out -

First the basic idea -

LHQ - Quilt Top Assembly - HERE -

And then how I did Orca Bay -
In two parts - ;))

Design Wall Monday - Orca Bay - 2/13/12 - HERE -

Orca Bay - 2/18/12 - or -
LHQ - How to Assemble a Quilt in Chunks - HERE - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Julie Fukuda said...

If I sew the blocks in long rows, I pin a paper with the row number on the first block in each row. The problem I have with making bigger block sections is that they might get rotated by accident and mess up the final arrangement. Even while quilting my + and x blocks, I found a few single blocks I had rotated by accident.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Good point, Julie - I have trouble with long rows because they just seem to get very unwieldy for me. I like to keep the long rows for the final one or two seams. To keep the sections in order - I usually put a sticky dot label on each section in the top LEFT corner - like my Sudoku blocks - AND - I have the advantage of a design wall - so when I finish a section - I put it back up on the design wall - with the sticky dot label in the top LEFT corner again. I still mess up sometimes - but it keeps me from having to match a gazillion points on each and every row - ;))


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