I Wish You A Merry QAL – Finished Quilt Top
I'm so proud to present my finished quilt top! I added basic sashing and a border to my quilt blocks! Since I designed block 5, I decided to put the block front and center.
Whenever there is sashing, having cornerstones will make sure the quilt gets aligned properly. My quilt finishes at 50"x64".
Here are my finishing instructions:
Sashes - Cut 31 - 2.5"x12.5" strips
Cornerstones - Cut 20 - 2.5" squares
Sew Cornerstone - Sash - Cornerstone - Sash - Cornerstone - Sash - Cornerstone together to make a horizontal row. Press seams to the cornerstone. Make 5.
Sew Sash - Block - Sash - Block - Sash - Block -Sash together to make a horizontal row. Press seams towards the sashing. Make 4.
Sew the rows together as desired and press seams in either direction.
Cut 6 - 3.5"xWidth of Fabric
Sew the strips together with a diagonal seam to make one long strip.
From that long strip:
Cut 2 - 3.5"x58.5" for the side borders
Cut 2 - 3.5"x50.5" for the top and bottom borders
Sew the side borders on the quilt and press seams to the borders.
Sew the top and bottom border on the quilt and press seams to the borders.
Ta Da! Finished quilt top!
Submit your completed quilt top in the linky party below (you do not need a url to post), the Facebook Group Page, and/or on Instagram with #iwishyouamerryqal to be entered into the grand prize drawing! One lucky person will win a 6 month subscription to Make Modern, a fabric bundle from RJR Fabrics, a 10" stack of River's Edge fabrics from Island Batik, 2 PDF patterns of their choice from Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting JETgirl, a Warm 100 Queen size batting from The Warm Co., a Merry Merry Aurifil thread box from Aurifil, and one pair of Warm Crochet scissors. WOW!
The prize entry window goes from 12AM Eastern on December 5, 2017 until 11:59PM Eastern on January 15, 2018.
If you are just now joining us in the QAL, I have a quick links page to catch up on the blocks in this QAL and my associated blog posts. You can also get to that page at any time by clicking the I Wish You a Merry QAL button on the right sidebar.
Remember that the patterns are only free until the end of the QAL at 11:59PM Eastern on January 15, 2018.
Happy Sewing! I can't wait to see your quilts!
Be sure to check out all the other hosts and their amazing quilt tops!
Abbie @Sparkle On
April @JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca @Pretty Piney
Bobbi @Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer @Inquiring Quilter
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Laura @Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy @SandyStar Designs
Sherry @Powered by Quilting (This is Me!)
Vanda @Quilt in Piece
BUT WAIT! There's more!!! We're excited to announce that we will be doing a Fall themed quilt along in 2018! We're still ironing out the details, but we'll let you know more as soon as we do. Announcements about the next quilt along will be made right here on my blog, as well as in the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook group.
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