Thursday, February 28, 2019

Quilt-Along - LHQSQ 2.0 - Part 3

All 25 Sampler Blocks are sewn together -

With the Sashing - Cornerstones - and Border Blocks -

Ta Dah!! - ;))

Feel free to assemble it any way that works for you - ;))

True confession time -

I "sashed" the blocks and added the "combo" sashing/cornerstones -
as I went along -

And it worked wonderfully for assembling the long rows of blocks -


I ran into "pressing issues" when I went to sew the rows of blocks together -

So I don't recommend that method - LOL -

I recommend that you assemble the top in separate rows -

Of blocks with sashing between them -

And sashing rows with cornerstones - ;))

Start with the longest diagonal row -

And sew a plain Sash between the blocks -

Add the Border Blocks - with a plain Sash between them -

And add a plain Sash to each end of your row of blocks -

Press all of the blocks TO the Sashing strips - ;))

Then sew a row of Sashing and Cornerstones -

Press the Cornerstones TO the Sashing strips -

I started with a Sash that had a Cornerstone on each end -

And added Sashes with one Cornerstone - one right after another -

Making sure to sew with the Sash on top and the Cornerstone on the bottom -

So I didn't accidentally get them mixed up -

Sew the Sashing/Cornerstone strip to the TOP of the block row -

And add another Sashing/Cornerstone strip to the BOTTOM of the block row -

A Corner HST will be added to each end later -

Then I worked my way out to the upper left Corner -

Sewing a plain Sash between the blocks - and one to each end -

Then adding Sashing/Cornerstone rows to the TOP of the block rows -

And Side Triangles to the end of each row -

When I ran out of room on my design wall -

I moved those rows to my cutting table and started on the Corner section -

One row at a time -

Got to the Corner -

And realized that I wanted a BIGGER Corner Triangle -

So I revised the cutting instructions -
And increased the size of the Corner Squares to 10" -
2 squares cut once diagonally for 4 HST for the Corners -

For a placement guide -

I folded the Border Block in the second row in half and pressed it to mark the center of the block -

Then used that mark to line up the point on the Corner HST -

Pinned it and sewed a 1/4" seam -

Pressed it open - toward the Corner HST -

And then put together the Bottom Right corner -

And the remaining rows -

With the Sashing/Cornerstone rows on the BOTTOM of the block rows -

And sewed all of the rows together -

Then added the Corner HST to the Top Right and Bottom Left corners - ;))

The extra row of Border Blocks -

And the oversized Side Triangles serve as a "built-in" border -

So I don't have to sew any more looooooooooooooong seams - ;))

One thing I might change - if I were ever to do it again -

Is to make the Cornerstones on the outer edge a different color -

So that they wouldn't blend in with the Side Triangles - ;))

I think it actually took me longer to ASSEMBLE the rows -

Than it did to make ALL of the blocks - LOL -

But I think it was worth it - ;))

THANKS for playing along -

I hope you like your LHQ Sampler Quilt Version 2.0 -

As much as I like mine - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Quilt-Along - LHQSQ 2.0 - 25 Blocks Done -

If you've been keeping track -

You know that I've posted a total of 26 blocks so far -

And I only need 25 for my LHQSQ 2.0 - ;))

I thought I had 24 - so I made ONE more -

And then - of course -

I found one on the floor under the table in front of my design wall - LOL - ;))

So then I had an EXTRA one to put on the back -

And I decided it would be this one - ;))

The rest of them don't look like much up on the design wall -

But when you add the Sashing - Cornerstones -

Border Blocks - and Corners -

Then it doesn't look too shabby -

And I'll show you that -

Next time - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

Monday, February 25, 2019

Quilt-Along - LHQSQ 2.0 - Four More

Four this time - but easy ones -

Friendship Star -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -

And one spinning in the other direction -

Friendship Star - Left -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -

I think it's funny that these next two spin to the LEFT - LOL - ;))

Ribbon Quilt -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -

Eccentric Star 1 -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

Friday, February 22, 2019

Quilt-Along - LHQSQ 2.0 - Three More Blocks

Another three blocks -

More Squares and HST -

Calico Puzzle -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -

Contrary Wife -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -

Darting Birds -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Quilt-Along - LHQSQ 2.0 - Three More

All HST this time - but easy enough -

Simple Design-

Ready to sew -

Pressing - alternate the seams diagonally - to "nest" them -

Sewn -

Pinwheel Double -

Ready to sew -

Pressed to the Orange -

Sewn -

No-Name -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -

Pressing - this time I pressed the top and bottom row to the LEFT -
And the middle row to the RIGHT - to "nest" the seams -

It's nice when a block made entirely of HST comes out the size I want -

With NO muss - NO fuss -

NO drawing lines and/or sewing on both sides of them -

NO sewing "tubes" and cutting HST with bias edges -

NO cutting squares to get HST and QST - with its Fuzzy Math -

NO having to TRIM EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM before OR after I sew them -

I use my LEFT-EZE™ Rule -

CUT the HST - SEW them - PRESS them open - trim ONE dog-ear - and I'm DONE -

Easy-peasy - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


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