Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Wednesday update...


Hi there everyone...

Here's some of the progress on the Farmhouse String Quilt qal....

I've managed to make 2 and a half rows of the pattern so far...
Really easy, really quick too...



The prep work of putting everything into alphabetical order is really handy now. I can just grab the next section and start a new block. I'm not concentrating on the whole quilt, just block by block - and the great thing is that these lines and strings don't even need to match up when sewing the rows together.....



Just something for those who are new to paper piecing or my patterns.

This layout guide (below) I give with the pattern, is to show each section in a different colour but in its 'block'. Its a front view of the quilt. 

When you're sewing the finished rows together, you need to be looking at the paper side and then this guide will be the wrong way round. The design guide will show you how the placement needs to be done. 

To sew the rows - piece A will be on your right hand side and the line will go towards your left hand side. Once flipped over to the fabrics, it will show correctly....


I've decided to keep the 6 blocks with the house and barn until last, so those 3 blocks from row 3 and 4 will wait until everything else is done. The rows 1 and 2 went quickly and rows 5 - 8 will be the same, then I can just finish up those 6 blocks and sew the rows together.


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I've started a QuiltArt Designs Group  on Facebook where you are welcome to join and add any of your finished blocks made with the QADesigns patterns. Please show us what you've made, I really love to see them all.



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2 comments:

Janet said...

I've printed out the instructions and plan on going through the blues and whites for the first rows. I hope to start this weekend. I had kind of thought to do the barn section last, also. This will be fun!

desertskyquilts said...

That quilt is *stunning*! It's a revelation of what strings can do. =)