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Friday, March 21, 2014

Easter Baskets Part IV--The Finale

Today is the last installment in our quilt along.
The end caps, make 4.

The last of the cutting of the double pink fabric:
-(2) 2" x 2" squares, starch and cut in half once to make hst triangles

Layout as seen below.
You will need 1 of each of the tan rectangles, 6 quarter square triangles for the sides and 1 half square triangle for the top of the block.

You can 'eyeball' how to sew the rows together, or 
mark the center of each row and align them that way.

A pressing tip:
Clip the seams as shown to allow them to lay flat.

Yippee, it is time to put the quilt top together.
Layout all the blocks as seen below and sew together in diagonal rows.

Trim up any excess fabric from those side setting blocks.

The center of my quilt measured 17 3/4" after I trimmed it up.  And not all my side triangles have perfect 1/4" seam allowances.  Some are greater, but none are less than a 1/4".  I prefer points that 'float' rather than points that are rounded or cut off.

Finally, the borders.  
Cut (4) 4 1/2" x 26"strips of border fabric (kits from the shoppe have lengthwise grain for you.)
Measure the center of your quilt and cut two of the strips 4 1/2" x that measurement.  As I said, mine measured 17 3/4".  
Sew the two border strips to the sides of the quilt top.
Now measure the center of your quilt including the two side borders.  Mine measured 25 3/4".  Cut your final two borders 4 1/2" x the measurement of your quilt center.
Pin and then sew these border strips to the top and bottom of your quilt top.

I hope you have enjoyed sewing with me. 
 I would love it if you have any comments on any part of the quilt along, especially if you would like to participate in another one.  I am dreaming up a small summer themed quilt! 

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