Saturday, March 24, 2012

Garden Quilt Along - Sashing

Adding Sashing - Optional

You will need 8 strips of 1½ inch wide sashing.

Cutting instructions

A - Cut (4) strips 12½ inches long
B - Cut (1) strip 25½ inches long
C - Cut (1) strip 31½ inches long
D - Cut (3) strips 38½ inches long
E - Cut (2) strips 40½ inches long
F - Cut (1) strip 1½ by 6½ inches from background fabric of the “dragonfly/butterfly” block

Assembly instructions

  1. Use sashing piece F to join the two “dragonfly/butterfly” blocks on short side.
  2. (Bottom row) Sew Watering Can block to Sunflower block side by side with sashing piece A in between.
  3. (Middle row) Sew Friendship Flower block to Birdhouse block side by side with sashing piece A in between.
  4. (Top row) Sew Sun block to Flower Pot block to Tulip block side by side with sashing pieces A in between.
  5. Sew middle row to bottom row with sashing piece C in between.
  6. Sew Dragonfly block to right side of middle and bottom rows with sashing piece B in between.
  7. Sew top row to lower blocks with sashing piece D in between.
  8. Sew a sashing piece E to each of the top and bottom of quilt top.
  9. Lastly, sew the remaining sashing pieces E to each side of the quilt top.
Add a 4 inch wide border or any size you choose to finish your garden quilt top.

Happy Quilting, 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Garden Quilt Along - Sunflowers

Sunflowers picture block

Finished 12” by 18”
All seams are ¼ inch unless otherwise noted.

Cutting Instructions:
Background – (1) 12” square & (6) 2” x 8” strips.
Fence – (1) 1½“ x 12” strip & (6) 2” x 7” strips.
Sunflower petals – (4) 5” squares.
Sunflower centers – (2) 2” x 3” rectangles.