Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunkissed by Spring Is Here!!!

Are  you ready for some Spring Time "baked" goodness???  Sunkissed by Spring is out at the Moda Bake Shop today!!   And I just head over heels for this quilt!!!  

I simply loved working with the Sunkissed line by Sweetwater.  You just can't help smile when you are working with such beautiful colors and prints.  They are like a little ray of sunshine to brighten your day.  

I am just so excited about this quilt tutorial!!!  I hope you love it as much as I do :) 

And now that this Moda Bake Shop Tutorial has been published for a while, I can now post it here on my blog for your convenience ;)   So just follow along below for the full step-by-step tutorial.  And if you love it, you can get the printer friendly version here :)  

1 Sunkissed Layer Cake
1 Moda Bella Solids White Charm Pack
2 Yards Bella Solid White
1/4 Yard each of the following 5 prints - Picnic Plaid in Limeade, Lemonade,  Orangesicle, Pink Sorbet and Mist.   (5447-11, 5447-12, 5447-13, 5447-14, 5447-15)
Twelve 10" x 10" squares of Heat N Bond

3/4 Yard of Multi Raindrops ( 5442-16) cut into eight 2 1/2" x WOF strips.

4 Yards of Ivory Meadow Sweet (5444-16) cut into two 2 yard pieces and sewn together at the selvage end.


Grab your 5 Picnic Plaid pieces.  Lay the first piece on your mat.  Cut a nice straight edge and then measure over 8 inches and cut the entire width of the fabric creating an 8" strip. 

Now trim the selvage off the top of your strip.  Measure down 8" and cut on the horizontal line to create (2) 8" squares.  Now measure down another 8" and cut again for 2 more 8" squares.  A total of four 8" squares.  You will have a little scrap left over.  (I used these to make a pillowcase to match).  Repeat with the other 4  prints so you have a total of twenty 8" squares.  Wonderful!!

Now onto your white yardage.  First we are going to be cutting 4 1/4" squares.  We need 80.  So I did these in 2 sets of 4 strips.  Cut four 4 1/4" strips without moving them after cutting.  Now line your ruler up along the horizontal 21 1/2" horizontal line on your mat.  Now you probably don't have a 21 1/2" line on your mat, so line your 1/2 mark on your ruler with the 21" line on your mat. This should make your ruler edge now at 21 1/2". This is a handy little trick you will be using a lot :)  Go ahead and cut horizontally, trimming off your selvage edge. 

Now measure down 4 1/4"  so that you are lining up along 17 1/4" and cut.  Continue measuring down 4 1/4" and cutting 4 more times.  (Lining up along 13", 8 3/4", 4 1/2", 1/4").  You now have 40 squares, 1/2 of what you need.  So cut another four 4 1/4" strips and repeat.  Now you have 80 squares.  Perfect!!!

Now all you have left is to cut the sashing.  We'll start with the small pieces.  Cut 8 strips 1 1/2" wide x WOF.

Trim the selvage edge off of the top.  Now measure down 15 1/2" and cut.  You will be using 15 of the 16 strips you just cut.  Set one in scrap along with the small strip sets left under you ruler :)

Now onto our longer sashing.  Cut three 1 1/2" x WOF strips.  Now trim the selvage on the top and slice the tiniest bit you can off the bottom to make 6 strips instead of 3.

Last of the cutting.  Cut 10 more 1 1/2" x WOF strips.  Trim the selvages off the top.

Okay, so trust me, when you get to adding your sashing you are going to be so excited you will just want to hurry and finish.  So we are going to put the sashing together now so they are ready to go. Grab your six 1 1/2" x 21"ish pieces along with 6 WOF strips.  Now place a WOF strip right sides together with a 21"ish strip and sew a 1/4" seam along the bottom to make a 65" ish strip.  Repeat with all 6 sets.

Lastly, grab your remaining four 1 1/2" X WOF strips and sew them together into two sets of 2 just like above creating two 87"ish strips.  And you're done with cutting!!!!


Grab your beautiful Sunkissed layer cake and open it up :)  Isn't that fun!!!  Separate your prints into the following groups.  You have 5 sets that have 4 base colors and 2 white with the base color in it. The remaining 12 prints will be used for appliqué.  You will also be using 8 squares of your Moda Bella Solids White charm pack for each set.

I found it easiest to work with one color group at a time.  I started with pink at my daughter's request. Match up your blocks in 4 sets of 2 that are placed right sides together.  Make sure to leave the White base prints on top, including laying out your 4 charm squares to make a "white layer cake".

Now go ahead and draw a vertical line down the center of the layer cake set.  (5" in) and then a horizontal line down the center (5" in) as well.  You will not have to mark the Charm Pack sets, obviously).  I used a water soluble marker but you can just use a pen if you don't have one.

Now mark a diagonal line from corner to corner across each of the 4 squares you just drew.  Repeat this for all 4 sets.   Yes, you need to mark the charm pack ones this time :)

This is how your 4 sets should look now :)  You with me? Okay, lets move on :)

Go ahead and place a pin along the outer and inner edge of each line.  Leave enough space for your presser foot to pass by without having to remove the pins - this just saves a bit of time :)

Now you are ready to sew your sets.  Start at the top of your block.  Line the 1/4" line on your presser foot (mine is just inside the edge of my foot, if that helps)  along the drawn line.  Now sew a 1/4" seam along the outside of your drawn line.  Continue off the edge of the fabric.  No need to clip your threads, just pivot and continue on until you have sewn all 4 outer seams.  Repeat for your other 3 sets.

Now you are ready to sew the inner seam.  Start 1/4" in from the edge of your fabric.  Once again line your 1/4" line on your presser foot up with your drawn line (My foot has a line on both sides. If yours doesn't, just go the opposite direction so you can keep things lined up and sew your 1/4" seam along the inside of your drawn line).  This time, stop when you reach the drawn line or the edge of your charm square.  Pivot and continue on until you have sewn all 4 seams.  Repeat with your remaining 3 sets.

Now the sewing part is done and you are ready to cut your pieces.  Make when cutting that you do not pick up any of your pieces until all of the cutting is finished :)  Start by cutting along the center horizontal and vertical lines.

Now line your ruler up along the diagonal line you drew through each of the four squares.  Cut right along the line in all 4 squares.

Lastly, line your ruler up diagonally from end-to-end of your block.  There is no line, but check to make sure you are lined up through the center of the lines you have already cut.  Cut from corner-to-corner.  Now turn your ruler and cut diagonally again from the other corner.  Repeat with your remaining 3 sets.

Now you have 16 two piece triangles from each set.  Press them to the dark side.  (I can't say that without thinking of Star Wars.)

And there you have it.  All the pieces you need to make your blocks.  Go back up to the top of the Quarter Square Triangles and repeat the process for each of the remaining 4 colorways.  Whew, that took a little while :)  Now place sixteen 4 1/4" white squares and the 4 color coordinated 8" squares with their triangles sets.  You are ready to start putting your blocks together!!!   Yippee Skippee!!!


Once again, I found it easiest to do one color set at a time here.   And once again, my daughter requested pink :)  Start by grouping your triangles.  There should be 8 similar triangles and 8 opposite triangles of each set.  Now group them together into sets of 2.  Make sure that your groups each have a solid white 1/4 triangle and a background white 1/4 triangle.  I kept my opposite groups the same. Sorry, I know this sounds confusing but just follow the picture and you will be fine :)

Now we are going to sew our triangle sets into squares.  There will be 8 sets of 4 different blocks.  I am only going to show one so you can keep track but you can go ahead and do all of the eight at the same time.  Line your blocks up as follows.  Make sure your "whites" are opposite each other, otherwise you have mixed something up ;)

Now place them right sides together and pin making sure to "nest" your center seam.

Sew a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge of your triangle blocks.  Chain stitch all of your pieces this way.  Meaning, once you have finished one, don't clip your threads.  Just keep feeding them through until you have sewn them all.

Now clip your threads between your pieces.  Press your seams.  I pressed in one direction but there were some bulky areas, so if you don't like dealing with that you might want to press your seams open. Clip the little tails on the 4 corners of your blocks :)

So now you are here  (except that you should have all squares and no more triangles.)  Notice that you are keeping the same prints on top in each set, the color triangles are just in reverse order.

Lay your top block onto your bottom block and pink along the center.  Once again, make sure that you see the same prints on top in both sets :)  Repeat for all of your pieces. Chain stitch a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge of your pieces.  Clip your threads between pieces and press.

Now your blocks are to this point and you are ready to layout your block.  Are you getting excited??? There will be 2 layouts, as you have 2 different sets of blocks.  (They are super similar, just opposite colored triangle placement.)  You will be making 2 blocks of each layout.  So sort your pieces and lay them out as follows.

Now, the fun part :)  Lay your 4 1/4" blocks on top of your horizontal pieces rectangle with right sides together, one on each end.  Pin.  Repeat for all of your horizontal pieced rectangles.  Now chain stitch a 1/4" seam, clip your threads, and press out to the white.

Now with the horizontal pieces done, you are ready to move on the vertical ones.  Lay your vertical pieced rectangles along the sides of your 8" center square with right sides together. To make sure you still have the right layout, check that the white print triangles are lined up with the edge of your center block. Pin along the edge.  Chain stitch your 1/4" seam along all the pieces, clip your threads between pieces and press towards your center block.

So now you are here and you should have 4 blocks (2 of each layout) at this point.  Are you still with me? Awesome!!!  You almost have your blocks all put together :)

Go ahead and lay your now pieced top and bottom rows of your block onto your center row.  Once again, your white print blocks should be lined up with the edge of your center blocks.  Go ahead and pink, making sure to match up your seams where the arrows point.  You know what is next.  Sew your 1/4" seam along both sides of your block, clip threads, and press :)

And there you have it!!  4 beautiful "sunshine" blocks that just warm your heart!!  Go back to the beginning of the Making the Blocks step and repeat the process for your remaining 4 color ways.


This is the part of the quilt that gives each its own uniqueness and really makes it pop!!!  Grab your 12 remaining layer cake pieces that you set aside at the beginning.  On the wrong side of each print fuse a square of Heat N Bond.  Now go ahead and draw some flowers onto the paper side of the Heat N Bond.  There is a template attached for the flowers I used but feel free to create your own.  I tried to get 4 to 5 flowers out of each cake slice. 

Go ahead and cut out your flowers.  You don't have to cut out the centers if you don't want, I just added that so I could mix the colors up a bit :)

Lay your flowers out on the center of your blocks.  This is where you get to be creative so do what you like!!!  I made cluster's of 2 and 3.  When you have a layout you like iron them on and then permanently attach them by stitching around your appliqué.  I did a zig-zag around the centers and a blanket stitch around the outside in coordinating colors :)

And there you have your blocks!!  Don't they just Sing Spring!!! I just love them!!!


Now that your blocks are all finished, you are ready to sew your quilt top together.  Layout your quilt with 4 blocks across and 5 blocks down.  This is the layout I liked but you do what looks good to your eye :)  Once you have a layout you like, make sure to have a way to get back to it.  I either mark my edges with pins or I just take a picture of it to refer back to. 

To start, you need to attach a small sashing piece to the right hand side of the first three blocks of each row.  So grab your 15 small sashing pieces (15 1/2" x 1 1/2" white strips) and lay them along the right hand side of your designated blocks.  There really ins't a need to pin but you can if you like.  Stitch a 1/4" seam along the edge of all 15 blocks and then clip your threads and press towards the sashing.

So this is what your rows should look like now.  Ready to be sewn together.

Lay your block 2 onto your block 1 with right sides together and your block 4 onto your block 3 with right sides together.  Pin along the edges.  Repeat for all 5 rows.

Now sew 1/4" seam, clip your threads and press.  Your rows should now look like this.  Just one seam left :)

Lay your now sewn together blocks 3 and 4 onto your now sewn together blocks 1 and 2.  Once again Pin along the edge.  Repeat for all 5 rows.  Sew a 1/4" seam, clip your threads, and press toward the sashing.  And whala!! Your rows are complete.  (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the completed rows :)

So now with your rows complete you are going to sew them together.  This is the exact same process of sewing the rows together, just on a larger, longer scale.   We start by adding sashing.  Grab your six long sashing strips (65" ish x 1 1/2" white strips) and lay them right sides together along the top of each row and one final strip along the bottom of your 5 row.  Make sure you are right sides together, you do have a seam in there :)  Once again, no need to pin, just line up as you go.  Sew a 1/4" seam along the edge, trim the excess fabric from your sashing, and press.

Now we simply sew our rows together, just like before but once again, on a longer scale.  Lay row 1 onto row 2 with right sides together.  Lay row 3 onto row 4 with right sides together.  Make sure to line up the seams.  You will have to do this by feel as you are pinning to sashing but it is important to make sure your vertical sashing strips are going to end up lined up :)  Do the center sashing first, and then move out to the side sashings :)  Sew your 1/4" seam along your two pinned lines and press.

Now repeat the same process by first laying row 5 onto the now sewn together row 3 and 4 with right sides together.  Line up your seams, pin, sew, and press.  Then last but not least.  Lay your now sewn together rows 1 and 2 onto your now sewn together rows 3, 4, and 5, pin, sew, and press.  You are here now, only one thing left :)  This is so exciting!!!

Grab your finial 2 sashing strips.  The super long ones. (87"ish x 1 1/2").  Lay one along each side of your quilt with right sides together.  Once again, double check you don't have a raw seam that is going to show.  Sew a 1//4" seam along the sides, trim the excess sashing, and press.

And there you have it!!!  Your quilt top is finished!!!  Isn't it just Marvelous!!!


So now it is time to turn that finished quilt top into a finished Quilt ;)  Time to  Baste It, Quilt It, and Bind It!!!  Which is a whole lot in one little sentence.  If you are new to quilting, you can see my Finishing Your Quilt Series of video tutorials that will walk you through Basting, Quilting, and Binding step by step ;)

And you are done!!  Way to go!  Don't you just love it!!!!

One absolutely adorable spring time quilt measuring appx. 65 x 81.

Now sit back and Snuggle up with your amazing creation!! 

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you make your own Sunkissed by Spring Quilt I would love to see it!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Sunkissed by Spring Quilts!!!
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long Corner Instructions

I have to apologize for getting this post up so late.  I meant to post it earlier this morning but it has been one of those mornings :)  And then when I got to it I had a near panic attack because I thought all the yardage was off.  After 20 minutes, I saw where I was making the mental error, double checked the yardage in all the sizes and realized everything was still good. (although, some of you might have a 1/4" extra, sorry :)   Whoo, that was scary!!

So, here it is . . the next step in the Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long.  I will give everyone a bit of time to get this step done as it is a bit labor intensive :)  Don't forget to post your pictures on flickr of your progress, it is so fun to see how everyone is doing :)

We'll start today with cutting out our "corner" pieces, we have been referring to them as Sashing pieces so far.  The chart below will let you know how many strips you need to cut and how many squares from those strips depending on the size quilt you are making.  It is there for reference :)

Start by grabbing your piece of yardage that you will be using for sashing.  Line it up along the 0 horizontal line on your mat.  make sure that it is aligned all along the bottom line.  Now go ahead and cut a nice straight edge to work with.  I like to cut along the 35" line on my mat :)

Now, from your nice straight edge, count over 13" inches on your mat.  Lay your ruler along the horizontal line making sure to match up along the top and the bottom of the mat.  Count again and make sure you have 13".  Always best to measure twice and cut once :)  Once you are lined up cut along the edge of your ruler.

You now have a 13" strip.  I cut one strip at a time because of how wide they are.  So go ahead and set your remaining yardage aside for a minute.  Now we are going to be working horizontally.  Measure up 6 1/2" inches from the folded bottom. (13" when unfolded) Align your ruler along the horizontal 6 1/2" line.  Now I know what your saying, I don't have a 6 1/2" line :)  No worries, see the next picture.

To cut along a horizontal 1/2" line simply align the 1/2" line on your ruler along the inch line.  In our case the 6" line.  This makes the edge of your ruler along the desired 1/2" line, in our case the 6 1/2" line.  Make sure to align this along both right and left side of your strip and then cut along the 6 1/2" line edge.

Now, without moving your fabric, measure up 13".  This will put you on the 19 1/2" line.  Once again, line up your ruler the same way you did in the last step.  When you are all lined up, cut along the horizontal edge.

Lastly, and this is just personal preference, I like to have my scraps ready to use so I quickly trim off the selvage so that my excess scrap piece at the top is selvage free :)  Now go ahead and repeat cutting your 13" strips and squares for as many as you need.  (see the reference chart :)  Make sure to press your squares that were along the fold line.

So, now you are ready to cut your squares.  This will be just like when we sliced the 16 patch blocks.  Align your ruler diagonal across the block.  Make sure to intersect both corners.  Cut along the edge of your ruler.

Now, without moving your block, align your ruler along the opposite diagonal.  Once again, make sure to intersect both corners.  Once aligned, cut along the edge of your ruler.

You will end up with 4 triangles out of each squares.  Continue cutting all of your squares in this manner.  Once they are all cut you can set your triangles aside.

Okay, so those charms that you set aside, go ahead and grab them now.  Now it's time for a little marking.  Go ahead and grab a pen.  Align your ruler diagonal from corner to opposite corner on the wrong side of a charm square.  Draw a line.

Now, measure over 1/2" from your drawn line.  Align the 1/2" mark on your ruler along the first drawn line.  When aligned, go ahead and draw a second line.

Side note ***  This  step is not part of the quilt but keeps from having useless scraps.  I like my scraps to have a purpose.  So if you feel the same way about your scraps, mark this second line, if you don't care about having extra leftovers, go ahead and ignore it.  (You can see further down for a better idea of how your scraps will be used in the end.)

Your charm square should look like this.  Go ahead and repeat this process for all of your charm squares.

Once you are all marked you are ready to start pinning.  So grab your sashing triangles, your marked charm squares and your pins :)

Align your charm square on top of your sashing triangle with right sides together as shown below.  Make sure that the second drawn line is on top of the first. (not below).

Pin your two pieces together.  I like to put 1 pin in the top and 2 in the bottom.  You want them to be marginally close to the line but also far enough away that you can sew along the line without having to remove the pins as you go.  Continue this process with all of your triangles and charms.

Now you are ready to sew.  Begin by feeding your first set through your machine.  You will be sewing directly on the first drawn line (the one from corner to corner.)  Continue to chain stitch all of your sets.  When completed clip the threads between your sets.

Now you are ready to sew the second line.  This is just like the first.  You will feed the first piece through sewing directly on that line.  Then continue to chain stitch all of your pieces, sewing directly on that line.    (Once again, if you are not worrying about the scraps, you can just skip this step.)

Once all your pieces are sewn go ahead and clip the threads between pieces.  Now, we are going to go ahead and cut between those 2 sewn lines.  I just use my scissors as these are seams on the back and I am not worried about them being perfect.  but you are welcome to use a ruler and mat to give a perfect 1/4" seam.  (if you didn't use the second line you probably want to do that so your scrappy triangles are cut straight.)

So now you have two pieces like this.  All that is left is a little pressing :)

This time, I don't press open.  There is not so much a worry of bulk out here so I like to press away from the sashing and towards the print :)  Do this for both pieces.

Now, just clip your little tail ends on your HST and wham. You have your corner piece ready and a cute left-over HST ready for a matching project :)  Repeat this process with all of your triangle sets :)

As most of you know, the possibilities are limitless of what you can do with HST's.  Depending on the size of your project, you can use the leftover HST's to make a pillow, a smaller blanket, a wall hanging, etc, etc, etc. Here is a flickr group dedicated to HST's.  It will help to give you a few ideas of what to do with those scrappy pieces, and I will be giving a few ideas as well when we get closer to the end :)

So that is it for today :) Have fun this weekend and  Happy Quilting!!!
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Alright, It's that time again.  To take stock of what I am in the middle of and what I have planned for the next few months. It is always nice to stop and see how many balls you are actually juggling :)

Of course, my largest work in progress is the continuation of the Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long.  We are about 1/2 way through now and have so many fun people participating.  My blocks look like this right now.  There is still time to join if you are interested.  The easiest way to read up on what's going on is under the Quilt-A-Long tab at the top of this blog.  It is right under the second P in Happy in the banner :)

I also got my Mono-Cramatic quilt started this last week.  This is the one for Project Modern which is also going to be a gift for my brother and his wife.  It took me 3 + hours to cut out the pieces for this quilt.   Because of the nature of the design, I could only cut it one row at a time, and there are 24 rows.  Happy to be done with that.

I also started on the first few rows.  I know you don't know what it is going to look like but I can say, I am super excited about how it is turning out so far :)  (how is that for a teaser :)

I also am continuing along with half of the quilting community with Block-A-Palooza.  I got all caught up last week only to get back behind yesterday.  Le sigh :)  Ah well, I kind of like doing a lot of blocks at a time so I think the plan is to get behind a bit again and then catch up all at once.

Okay, so that just about covers the actual things I am currently sewing.  As far as things pushed down the line

I never got to making my Valentines table runner from my Holiday Charm pack, catch-up needed.
I also need to make some table runners for my Sister-In-Law as a trade for her marvelous crocheted slippers
And then there is my ABC, Log Cabin quilt that I have only made 1 of the 28 blocks needed.
And I am always keeping busy "Baking"  I just have to squeeze them in between the other projects.

And Lastly, what is taking up all of my current quilting time (and adding to the list of catch-up's above) . . . We are preparing to sell our house.  It will go on the market in the next few weeks :)  And while we don't have any major projects to get it ready, just cleaning and touch-ups, it still takes me away from what I really want to be doing.  Ah well, I will miss it after we move.  It is our first house and we have been very happy here :)

And that about sums it up :)  I am linking this up to Lee's super fun blog, Freshly Pieced

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long Disappearing 16 Patch Instructions

Okay, so you have all heard of the Disappearing 9 patch right??  Well this is my version of a Disappearing 16 Patch.  This is going to be fun!!!  So, first off, See below to see how many Disappearing 16 Patch Blocks you will be making.  (Note . . .If your block number is an odd number you will have 2 triangle pieces left over when finished :)

So, let's get started.  Grab your first 16 patch block that you made in the last step.  Lay it out on your mat.  Don't worry to much about lining it up, it doesn't matter.  Now, if you have a yard stick it will probally be easier to use.  Unfortunately, I don't own one.  Crazy, I know.  If you don't have a yard stick use your long ruler and another ruler lined up together.  Lay your ruler diagonally across your entire block.  You want to try and make sure that your ruler is intersecting each of the corners.  Make sure to really smooth your corners out, they will want to creep in on you :)  Once you are all lined up, go ahead and cut along the diagonal.  

Now don't move your fabric.  Go ahead and pick up your rulers or yardstick and align them along the opposite diagonal.  Once again, make sure to intersect all of your points and to smooth out your corners.  Honestly, a lot of times your points will be all lined up and then you will find the edge doesn't line up.  Most often it just needs to be smoothed out.  Once you are all lined up go ahead and slice along the diagonal.

Now you can go ahead and pull your 4 parts apart.  You will end up with 1 - 2 of these little scrap pieces hanging out either under your square or poking out.  Go ahead and cut them off.  This will help to reduce bulk making them easier to piece in future steps.

So out of each 16 Patch Block you will end up with 4 wonderful, adorable, easy to make, triangles :)

Continue this process until all of your 16 patch blocks have been cut.  You will have a fun little pile of triangles.

Now, back to more random piecing fun!!!  Go ahead and grab 2 triangles and line them up as follows.  Once again, you are trying to keep it random so don't stress to much about what lines up where.  Just try to avoid having the exact same blocks across from each other :)

Lay your top triangle onto your bottom triangle with right sides together.  Once again we are going to pin just like you did your 16 patch blocks.  Pin your seams first, making sure they match up.  Then pin your edges.  If you have any bubbles smooth them out with your finger and then put in a vertical pin :)  Continue to pin your blocks until you have done the required amount of sets.  (Once again, remember, if you are required to have an odd number of blocks you will have 2 leftover triangles)

Now it is on to sewing.  Once again, sew a 1/4" seam along your pinned edge.  Make sure to remove pins as you go and to double check your seams that they are laying flat by running your finger underneath the seam right before you sew across it.  Continue to chain stitch all of your Disappearing 16 Patch Blocks.

Go ahead and clip your threads between your sets.  Now, just like before, we are going to press the new center seam open.  Yes, you will have some little overhangs at the edges, we will deal with them shortly :)

Now, this step is not necessary but only takes a second and I like to do it to reduce bulk. Along the corners of the inner squares there will be a small triangle that is "hanging out".  (The little red plaid one)  I like to clip these out in all four of the corners.  Once again, not necessary, it just reduces bulk.

Lastly, turn over your block over.  You will have 4 little triangles sticking out from the center seam.  Go ahead and clip them even with the block.  Repeat for all 4 edges.

And there you have it.  A stack of adorable Disappearing 16 Patch Block.  We will be adding the sashing next.  Yippee Skipee, we are getting closer :)

Don't forget to post your pictures of your progress on the Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long Flickr page.  It is so fun to see everyone's progress :)
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Winners - A Few Days Late :)

Did I say Friday??  Oops, I got a little distracted and completely forgot about the giveaway results.  So without further ado, the 4 winners of the 400 follower card giveaway are . . .

- Barb said...

Four Hundred followers is awesome.....congrats.

Christa V said...

SOOOOOO glad I am a follower!

 JanetK said..

ooh! I'm a follower! These cards are so lovely!

Quiltjane said...

Congratulations on your 4th Century of followers. Well done. I always enjoy your blog

Congratulations Ladies!!  I have sent you emails to get your address :)  And thank you to Jewel for helping me figure out how to add the number generator pictures :)  I owe you one :)

And lastly, Thank You to all of my wonderful followers!!!  You all are the greatest and make me so happy each and every day to be part of this amazing virtual quilting community!!!
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