Before we start on the stash project, I wanted to let you know about a little fabric giveaway over at The Quilting Gallery. Last month, The Quilting Gallery had guest bloggers throughout the month. Phyllis Dobbs was one of the guest bloggers and it’s her new fabric in the giveaway. Check it out and . . if you win, don’t forget to add it to your stash report! 🙂
So . . do you have your blocks all done? Did you decide which fabric or combination of fabrics to use for your setting triangles and your outer border? Ready for the next step?
1. From your setting triangles fabric, cut 4 – 12-5/8″ squares. Cut these on the diagonal twice so you have 16 setting/side triangles. (You really only need 14 of them.)
2. From the setting triangles fabric, cut 2 – 6-5/8″ squares. Cut these on the diagonal once so you have 4 corner triangles.
3. You’ve made your four corner blocks now, right (using the setting triangle fabric and the outer border fabric)? Sew two setting triangles (from step 1) to the sides of one of those blocks. Sew a corner triangle (from step 2) to the top of that unit.
4. Decide on a pleasing arrangement for your blocks. Let’s start setting them into rows. First row has three blocks, with setting/side triangles on each end.
5. Continue making the rows.
6. Make them all and then sew them together to make the center of the top. In this picture (click on it to make it larger), you can see where the corner blocks and corner triangles are placed.
7. The first border is made from the same fabric as the setting triangles. Cut 6 – 2-1/2″ strips. Join them to get the length you need. Attach the sides first. Be careful and measure! You’re working with some bias edges here. The side border strips should measure 57″, including seam allowances. Measure your own work before cutting these strips but do not stretch the top while measuring. The top and bottom border strips should measure 49.75″, including seam allowances.
8. For the narrow next border, cut 7 – 1-1/2″ strips. Attach to the sides first, then to the top and bottom.
9. For the final border, cut 8 – 4-1/2″ strips. Attach to the sides first, then to the top and bottom.
You have one week to get this top finished. Yes, you can do it! Once you get your top finished, write about it on your blog or post a picture on a photo site and put the link here in the link box. Only link to the specific post . . not to your main blog. On Friday, March 13, some time around 6:00 p.m. central time, I will draw a name from those who have finished and that person will receive the lovely and patriotic Gingher Glory scissors.