The End is in Sight!

IMG_2560_editedYeah!  The hard part is over!  All of our blocks are complete!  Because the individual blocks are all so different, and the fabrics look a little busy when so many are used in combination, I’ve decided to keep the remainder of this project very simple.  I’ve used a simple sashing, with no corner squares, and the most basic border, again with no corner squares or mitered edges.  This really is the easy part.  You will be cutting long strips of fabric, so refer back to my cutting basics if necessary.  Other than that, straight seams, not too much pinning…the end is in sight!

Pink Floral: 1 1/2 yards (*Only 3/4 of a yard needed, if sashing strips are pieced.)

Cut 6 pieces 2 3/4″ x 12 1/2″

Cut 4 pieces 40 1/2″ x 1 3/4″

Cut 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 45 1/2″

Green Floral: 1 1/2 yards (*Only 1/4 yard needed if border strips are pieced.)

Cut 2 pieces 45 1/2″ x 2 3/4″

Cut 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 50

IMG_2548_editedThe placement of your blocks is completely up to you. I tried to balance my background fabrics, so that the green tonal fabric was dispersed through the quilt top, and those blocks that had pink or white background fabrics were also evenly found throughout. I also noticed that the dark brown fabric was standing out, so at the same time, I tried to balance its placement.

1. Sew Row 1 of the quilt top together. (I tend to work from left to right, so I would sew pieces in the following order: Row 1 – Block, 2 ¾” x 12 ½” sashing strip, Block, 2 ¾” IMG_2550_editedx 12 ½” sashing strip, Block.) Always press to the sashing strips.

2. Repeat Step 1 for Rows 2 and 3 of the quilt top.

3. Working from top to bottom, sew Rows 1 to 3 together with a 40 ½” x 2 ¾” sashing strip between each. Press to the sashing strips.IMG_2553_edited

4. Sew the remaining to 40 ½” x 2 ¾” sashing strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top, pressing to the sashing strips. (Please note, my pics are flipped here.  In the directions, I write top to bottom, yet my pictures show left to right.  Considering, our quilt is square, there is no difference as long as you are consistent, but I apoligize for any confusion!)

IMG_2556_edited5. Sew the remaining two 2 ¾” x 45 ½” sashing strips to each side of the quilt top, again pressing to the sashing strips.

IMG_2558_edited6. Sew a 45 ½” x 2 ¾” green border strip to the top and bottom of the quilt top. Press out to the borders.

IMG_2566_edited7. Sew a 2 ¾” x 50” green border strip to each side of the quilt top, pressing out to the borders.

For other posts from Nikki, In Stitches related to the Relay Quilt, please see the following:

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Cheap Trick

Churn Dash – Your First Quilt Block

And For Your Second Block…A Card Trick

Third Times the Charm, or a Sawtooth Patchwork

Back to Blocks…4th: Gentleman’s Fancy?

Block Five: A Dove in the Window

Block Six: A Flower Pot…My Fave So Far

7th Block: Crow’s Foot…and You Can Actually See the Feet!

Block 8: Pinwheel and Squares….Don’t Be Afraid!

Rosebud: The 9th and FINAL Block!

A Quilt Sambo

Bound and Determined

Tagged and Ready for the Relay

Relay Results

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