Week 9… all we have left to do is combine our block pairs and we’ll be done!
How to Quilt Along
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Week 1: Pick your fabric, get your pattern, print your foundations, plan your coloring sheet
Week 2: Cut
Week 3: Make Thick Strip Sets
Week 4: Make Block 1s
Week 5: Make Thin Strip Sets
Week 6: Make Block 2s
Week 7: Make Blocks 3s & 4s
Week 8: Sew blocks into pairs
Week 9: Sew pairs into quadrants
Week 10: Finish quilt top
Our heroine looks across a hazy landscape. Gone is the innocence of weeks 1 through 7. She’s been through week 8 and lived to tell about it. She knows what’s coming, and she’s tough as nails… nails making little indentations where her seam needs to go. It’s quadrant time.
Sew your 32 pairs of blocks into 16 squares of 4 blocks. Take it nice and slow, basting intersections and staying hydrated. Just connecting 2 blocks to 2 other blocks.
(Why not rows, you ask? That’s just way too many points to match on a single seam. You don’t want to go there. Bite sized chunks, my friend. Bite sized chunks! If you really want to, do half-rows of 4. Anything more might drive you insane.)
Next, sew the squares of 4 blocks together into slabs of 8 blocks, again just connecting 2 blocks to 2 blocks at a time.
Finally, put your slabs of 8 together into 4 big quadrants of 16 blocks each. That’s a lot of seams to match up! But victory is in sight! You can tell by how the music and lighting have changed that your happy ending is just… over… this… hill….
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Christine Atamanchuk has always had a passion for sewing. She has been sewing and making garment patterns since she was 4 years old! But when she discovered quilting as an adult it quickly took over! She now works at her local quilt shop, Sparrow Quilt Co. where she teaches quilting and longarm classes. Christine also runs her own longarm business called Quilting by Christine. She does both custom and edge to edge quilting for her customers and loves every minute of it. Christine has a brand new studio opening up this November in Sherwood Park, Alberta that she is very excited about! You can follow along Christine’s quilting journey by following her on Instagram – @QuiltingbyChristine Or if you would like to send her your quilt top check out her website QuiltingbyChristine.com
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