Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long Attaching the Corners Instructions

Good Morning Happy Quilters!!  Are you ready for the final step of putting your block together??  We'll according to your Flickr progress I would say you are.  So let's get to it.  Here are the instructions for adding your corner sashings onto your disappearing 16 patch block and finishing up your block :)

So for each block you will need one of your disappearing 16 patch blocks and 4 corner sashings.  The layout is as follows.  As before, try not to stress to much about what fabrics you put where, just keep it fun and random :)

We'll start by attaching 2 opposite sides first.  It doesn't matter which 2 corners you pick as long as they are opposite each other.  Lay the corners over onto your disappearing 16 patch block with right sides together.  It should line up pretty close to the seams below.  The edges might hang over a bit depending on your seam allowance size.  Just try your best to keep it centered as possible.  Go ahead and pin along the seam edges.  Repeat with all of your blocks :)

Now go ahead and sew a 1/4" seam along your pinned edge on one side.  It is okay if when you start you are not on your sashing.  It will all get trimmed in the end :)  Continue chain stitching the one side on all of your blocks remembering to remove pins as you go :)

No go ahead and clip your threads between your blocks, and go to the opposite pinned side.  Once again, chain stitch a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge of your blocks.  Once you are done stitching all of your blocks go ahead and clip the threads between blocks.

On to pressing.  I went ahead and pressed these seams out again.  It makes everything lay nice and flat :)  Press both sides of your blocks on all blocks :)

And now you are ready to add your remaining 2 corners.  (sorry, I just realized I turned my block :)  This is done the exact same way as before :)

Once again, lay your corner blocks onto your disappearing 16 patch block and center along the seam lines.  Remember, it is okay if your edge hang over :)  Go ahead and pin all of your blocks.  Now I figure you don't need pictures for the next steps as they are right above :) Go ahead and chain stitch your 2 sets of seam and press your seams out :)

You should have a stack of blocks that look like this now :)  Aren't they just cute!!  Almost done, just a little clipping left.  

Go ahead and clip off the little triangle edges on the 4 sides of your block making everything nice and straight for when you are ready to sew all of your blocks together.  Repeat this for all your blocks.

And there you have it.  A stack of blocks all ready to be sewn into an adorable quilt top.  And this is where my favorite part of the entire quilt comes out.  See where that arrow points.  I call it a "Nubbin".  Totally made up word, but I just love how the sashing "clips" the corners.  It just gives the block a little bit of personality that you don't get with HST's.  I hope you love it too!!!

Alright, so there you have it.  We are getting so close to finishing.  I am just having so much fun and I hope you are as well.  Don't forget to post your blocks to our flickr group when you get them finished up :)  I am just loving watching all of the amazing progress of our group!!  You guys are awesome!!!
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  1. Hi Melissa! I am a new follower...I came over from Stash Manicure. I love that tutorial over there, and this post shows me how to do the sashings you mentioned. Awesome!
    Thanks for sharing this neat way to make a scrappy quilt!
    Jacque in SC

  2. Loved your post on Stash - so happy to be your 490th follower!! xo, Nan

  3. Hi Melissa;
    Thanks for following my blog and good luck on the giveaway! I love your blog, so signed up to follow. My tute for The Quilted Fish is up this friday, so check back=)

  4. Yay!! I'm going to do this RIGHT NOW!!! :)

  5. Are you going to do a pdf on the instructions

  6. I am going to join this and see if I can get it done when everyone else does too. Love the quilts that go together quickly.

  7. I really love this block. Your tutorials and quilt along are all wonderful. Great post at Stash Manicure too.


  8. Great post on stash and I like your 16 patch block tutorial.

  9. I am so impressed with how well put together this tutorial is and how perfectly the sashings fit the block. Your measurements are just right. Great job!
    Mrs. Hearts


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