Thursday, September 15, 2011

Black & Cheddar Steps – Day 2 (later)

Didn’t think I’d have more time to work on this quilt on Wednesday, but I did manage to work on it a little more before one show started, and after another show ended.  The blocks have been sewn into 8 rows of 6 blocks each.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll have some time to put all of the rows together – and then this top will be done! 

Like I mentioned in my previous post, this would make a fantastic pattern for a beginner looking for their second or third project. 

  • Picking three colors shouldn’t be too daunting, especially since one of them could be a neutral like cream/off-white. 
  • Color themes could be used too – like Christmas, Fall, Spring, Sports, Ballerinas, etc.
  • All of the sewing is straight lines
  • The blocks are a good size – not too small, not too big. 
  • There are 48 blocks in the quilt, but more could be added to make it a bed quilt – or some could be left out to make a lap quilt.
  • The only seams that have to be matched up are at the intersection of each block – but inside the block, there’s not a lot of critical matching to do
  • The design in each block is reversible – so as you sew the blocks in each row together – just make sure you press the seam allowances in all one direction.  When you start to sew Row 1 to Row 2, just flip Row 2 (left to right) and you’ll have the seam allowances in Row 2 going the opposite direction.   *I generally press my seam allowances to the right in rows 1,3,5,7,9, etc., and to the left in rows 2,4,6,8,10, etc. 


Oh, you can see one of my other projects peeking out in the bottom right corner.  I’ve already posted pictures of that one – it’s just waiting to be put on a hanger, paired up with its’ backing and binding and taken to the basement to await the quilting!

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