‘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.
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.
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 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.