Good Morning, Quilters!
Let’s get started with our Spring Sampler Quilt tops!
Last week, we choose a color scheme and picked fabrics.
Some of you may have stitched your 40 half square triangles.
I will be including all of my design choices for this quilt including cut and finished sizes of each of the blocks and borders, however YOU should be YOUR own designer!
This project is very flexible and is designed to help YOU with YOUR quilts. The sizes and colors can vary and you will still be able to quilt-a-long.
Don’t hesitate to change the sizes if you have a long table.
Or maybe you have pre-cut fabrics…use them, don’t re-cut them….at least see if they look proportional in your quilt.
The key is: Use what YOU have and what looks good to YOU!
Make it easy on yourself.
Then we will modify the machine quilting to fit YOUR quilt!
Half Square Triangle Strips
Need 4 strips of half square triangles. Careful about orientation of each row! Be sure to orient two rows of HST facing one way and two facing the opposite way…see photos.
Stitch 10 HST in each row.
Your row should now measure 20-1/2 inches (or pretty close).
Cut 5 strips.
20-1/2 by 3 inches.
Top and Bottom Borders
The finished size of the borders are 4 inches wide.
Cut the width after you finish piecing.
I used this Kaffe Fasset precut-6-1/2 inches wide.
I decided to not cut to it at all–that gives me flexibility if I decide a deeper border looks better.
Stitch the rows together.
I like to use Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin and top with a size 80 Universal needle.
BERNINA quilters-I love the BERNINA 37D foot for piecing, but remember any time you use a “D” foot you MUST engage the dual feed!
Also, everyone should use a single hole throat plate when piecing–it helps prevent fabric jams and creates the best possible stitch.
Press the seam allowances away from the HST rows.
Carefully press the entire quilt once all of the rows are finished.
I will show you my no-measure method for adding borders–I use it all the time, much to my sister’s chagrin!
Create the quilt sandwich.
Speaking of sandwiches…it’s lunch time here…
And I have an avocado…
Here’s one of my favorite cooking websites, What’s Gaby Cooking.
Merrily we row-a-long, quilt-a-long, cook-a-long….
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