‘Summer Bouquets’ quilt – adding the sashing

The 'Summer Bouquets' quilt on a bed

‘The Summer Bouquets’ Quiltalong continues this week with the addition of sashing strips. All the fabrics used are from the ‘Summer Bouquets’ collection by Amanda Jane Textiles on Spoonflower. For information about the Quiltalong and about the quantities of fabric required, see the post here. To find the other Quiltalong posts, use ‘Summer Bouquets’ in the search box.

Last month, the blocks were joined together to make columns. Now the columns are going to be joined with sashing strips.

1 Join two fabric B strips at the short end. Add this long strip of fabric B to the left of column 1 as follows.

2 Find the centre of the length of the strip and insert a pin.

3 Find the centre of the length of column 1.

4 Place the fabric B strip, right sides together, on top of column 1, aligning the central pins and the ends.

5 Then pin the strip and column together, in between the pins, without stretching the fabrics.

6 Stitch the strip and column together with a quarter-inch (6mm) seam, removing the pins as you go.

Stitching the fabric B strips to column 1, ensuring that where seams meet, the seam allowances go in different directions as shown in the photo above.

7 Press the seam allowances inwards towards the fabric B strip.

8 Repeat steps 1-7 to make another long B strip and attach it to the right of column 1.

A fabric B sashing strip stitched to the left of column 1 and another sashing strip stitched to the right.

9 Attach the B strip made in step 8 to the left of column 2 in the same way,

10 Repeat steps 1-7 to make another long B strip and attach it to the right of column 2.

11 Attach the B strip made in step 10 to the left of column 3 in the same way.

12 Repeat steps 1-7 to make another long B strip and attach it to the right of column 3.

Press well and set aside until next month!

The quilt top with completed sashing strips

The weather here in Kent has been sunny for the last few days and I’ve swum in the sea twice this week! My ‘Cornish Sandcastles’ fabric pays tribute to the pleasures of being on the beach and you can find it here.

Amanda Jane Textiles offers unique fabrics for sale here, quilt patterns here and classes here

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