This is where we ended last time...
Be sure to check out Jen's post to get some awesome tips for constructing these blocks!
The strip piecing and additional cutting is done, so it's time to start sewing the block units together. This can easily be chain pieced, which is what I did.
The last set is sewn!
It's time to press these units...
I sewed each horizontal row together and then put those rows together. Be sure to press according to the pattern instructions. That will make sewing the rows together a breeze.
I'm an over-pinner! There I said it, and I feel so much better admitting that. :-)
I pin at intersections, when blocks will meet up together, and I even pin along the right vertical edge to be sure that the edges stay together and there are no surprised later.
If you have not checked out Jen's post be sure to do so before going on the the next step. It's well worth the time to do so.
Quilt Top Assembly
It's time to put the top together! Check out Jen's post today. She's got some great info to share with you!
Now that all the blocks are sewn, it time to start sewing them together.
I'm making the lap size, so here are my blocks and how they'll appear in the quilt. I wanted to be sure I have the blocks rotated correctly before adding the sashing and cornerstones. If I didn't do that, I'd be spending some quality time with my seam ripper. :-)
I am so happy that I chose the blue for the sashing and the gold cornerstones!
And I love the finished quilt top...
Remember my tips about pinning? I do the same things when adding sashings, cornerstones, and borders.
Next week we'll discuss prepping this top for quilting.