Sunday, March 15, 2009

Step 3 for "Sweet" quilt

Take your square of fabric and lay it in the corner. Draw a diagonal line and then sew it. Cut 1/4" away from seam. Press toward the top corner. Next, take the cone shaped piece and turn it under 1/4" and press. Pin it in the opposite corner to get ready for applique. Applique piece down using your favorite method. I usually like to hand stitch this part so it doesn't show, however, on this quilt I enlarged my buttonhole stitch and stitched it down in yellow thread. Your blocks are now ready to sew together in rows and then sew your rows together. It takes 4 blocks to complete a wrapper. When you lay this quilt out, you need to place all your wrappers so that there is balance with the colors and that it all matches up. I lay it out prior to sewing the blocks so I know where the placement is going to be. The quilt is now ready for borders. Whoo hoo!!

This quilt is time intensive,but a pure joy to make. If you are interested in making this quilt, go to and then go to fun stuff. Then select free patterns. It is called "Sweet."

1 comment:

Nedra said...

The quilt is coming along nicely. I like the buttonhole stitch to hold down the curved edges. A lot easier than hand appliqueing.


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