QT Black & White Quilt #11

Black & White Quilt #11 is finally here: We have 3 blocks for you today.

Around the Corner
501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins
page 33




Connecticut
501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins
page 71


Windmill Square
Around the Block by Judy Hopkins
page 126




Now a How To for Piecing the blocks together into the quilt. #1 -- Layout all of the quilt blocks and put them where you want them. In this sample we are using just blocks but the quilt we are making here has sashing in it, so treat the sashing as a block.



#2 -- I am using Dritz Quilting Row Marking Safety Pins, but you can just use small pieces of paper and write on them 1 - 2 - 3 -4 etc. or a -b -c -d etc. You just need enough for the amount of rows you are going to have. Pin them to the top of the blocks. If your blocks are bigger than mine on, pin it to the right corner or left corner top for the first row.


#3 -- Now stack the rows from the top to the bottom, leaving the tag on the top block.



#4 -- Sew all (a-1) piles and all (b-2) piles together and then sew all (c-3) piles to the (b-2) piles until all of the rows are sewn together. Chain stitch between the rows so they are all joined together from the top. Because my thread is white you can't see but there is stitching between the rows, so if I was to hold up the top row all of the rest of the rows would hang below the top row.

#5 -- Press every other row one way and the opposite rows the other way for easy of sewing.
Now you can sew the rows together and your center blocks for your quilt are all sewn together and they are just how you laid them out.


This works really well if you have to keep moving your quilt project while you are working on it or taking it with you. The rows will always be kept in order and you don't have to worry about getting the rows all mixed up after you have spend the time to lay them out the way you wanted it.

Next time we will have the last 5 quilt blocks, and then it will be time to sew them all together.



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