Friday, January 11, 2013

It's time to put your blocks together!

Layout 1
Now that we have had time to admire all of the lovely blocks that we have made, it is time to figure out how we are going to put them together.

The pattern provides three different setting options to finish your quilt.

Layout 1 has  Quarter Square Triangles in between your blocks.  This setting would be especially good  for the Stonehenge quilt if you wanted to insert another colour.

Layout 2 has an Irish Chain as the secondary block.  This too is a great option and gives a lighter, airier look to your quilt showcasing each and every block.
Layout 2

Layout 3
Layout 3  has  a narrow strip bordering each block and then sashing with another colour.  You could pick one or two colours to border each block, or you could have a different colour on each block.  The possibilities are endless.

I chose to finish our sample Stonehenge quilt with Layout # 2.  I used 2 new fabrics that are not in the body of the quilt for the Irish Chain and the border.

Stonehenge Quilt finished with Irish  Chain
Fabric in 1930's Finishing Kit
 For the 1930’s quilt I chose the fabrics you see in the picture — pink for the Irish Chain and green  for the border.

We have finishing kits available for layout # 2 using these fabrics for  $89.99.  
Click here to purchase: Finishing Kit for Fundamentals Block of the Week 

You will create a lovely quilt using any of these options.  I look forward to seeing all of your finished quilts.  If you are local drop by the store.  If you are from a distance email us a picture, we would love to see it.

 Bye for now,  Jeannie


Maggie said...

Delightful suggestions, and helpful in planning a finishing & set block style. Thanks.

Maggie said...

I truly enjoy your helpful tips and knowledge for
the beginner and the experienced quilter... thank you so much.

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

You're very welcome Maggie. :)

Anita E. said...

Take a bow, Jeannie!

Anita E.

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