So glad you popped on over for a visit today ;). This past week has been busy with everything and nothing….do you have weeks like that? I don’t feel like I got much done, but I don’t remember sitting and taking it easy either…. Continue reading
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Time for part 3 of our little sew-along…but no worries if you have not finished with part 2! Part 3 is very easy and straightforward and I thought I would make it available just in case anyone needed it already 😉
Last time you received your embroidery patterns and this week I’m just going to explain your next step. By the way, if you are just joining in, you can find the instructions for part 1 here, and part 2 here.
So if you have completed all your “homework” ( hahahaha!) you should now have 9 blocks…4 embroidered ones and 5 pieced ones.
Trim all your blocks to 5 inches square and decide which way you want to orient your embroidered blocks….if you are going to hang your quilt on the wall you probably want to have all your embroidery facing the same way. If you are going to use it on a table, you might want to face your embroidery outwards.
Now sew your blocks together. ( I used my walking foot for this step because my embroidery has batting behind it and this ensures that my fabric feeds through evenly).
I sewed mine together in rows ( top, middle, bottom) first, and then sewed the rows together and because I have batting behind my embroidered blocks I pressed my seams open (for less bulk later on when I’m quilting ).
I decided that my quilt will be used as a table topper so have all my appliques facing out.
There, all done for this week. That was easy, wasn’t it? Next week I will share how to finish this project up 😉
Until next time!
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