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 -


Gene Black said...

I have my blocks made, but I haven't gone any further -yet. I do have a layout planned and photographed so I can put them in the same order again.

Sherry said...

Great looking quilt top!

I have to admit, I've been watching but haven't been playing along. Not due to lack of interest, but due to "get it done itis".

I have been working on completing some of the "too many to count" UFO's and WIP's that I have so that I don't feel too much guilt when I start a new project.

Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Jeanna said...

Your sampler really turned out nice. Love those colors and really appreciate the lesson of assembling when setting on point. I don't do that often enough to ever remember.


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