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Thomas Moore

Friday, October 24, 2014

Assembling your quilt - Shabby Roses Churn Dash!

Last week the final block in the Shabby Roses Churn Dash quilt was released, and this week I'm sharing the assembly instructions for bringing all twelve blocks into a quilt setting.

If you're visiting here for the first time you can still make this quilt!
All the information was shared in THIS blog post three months ago with a simple step by step tutorial for sewing the churn dash blocks.
There were 12 small Shabby Roses stitcheries that sit in the centre square of the churn dash blocks, and the patterns for each of them can be found HERE, but you could also omit the stitcheries and use the pattern for a regular pieced quilt. It's your choice...


To bring the 12 shabby roses churn dash blocks together in this quilt you will need:

Coral Tonal fabric -
* 7" x WOF (width of fabric: usually 42 - 43 inches after the selvedge has been removed)

Green Tonal fabric -
* 11" x WOF

Floral fabric -
12" x WOF

Cotton Quilt Wadding (Batting) -
34" x 42"

Backing fabric -
34" x 42"


From the Coral tonal fabric, cross-cut -
* Nine, 1.5" x 7.5" lengths
* Two, 1.5" x 31.5" lengths

Lay out your twelve blocks in four rows of three.
 Sew a 1.5" x 7.5" length of Coral tonal fabric along the bottom edge of the top nine blocks.
Sew together 3 vertical rows of 4 blocks each, the blocks without the Coral fabric trim will be at the bottom.
Join the 3 vertical rows together with the 1.5" x 31.5" lengths of Coral fabric.



From the Floral fabric, cross-cut -
* Two, 3" x 31.5" lengths
* Two, 2.5" x 28.5" lengths

Sew the 3" x 31.5" lengths down both sides of quilt, and the 2.5" x 28.5" lengths across the top and bottom.



Sandwich your quilt top with the wadding and backing fabric.
Quilt to your preference.
I have a tutorial HERE for an easy method of hand quilting circles around the centre stitcheries...



Make your quilt binding by cutting four, 2 1/2" x WOF lengths from the Green tonal fabric.
Attach the binding around the edge of the quilt, trim the excess wadding and backing, turn the binding to the back of the quilt and slip stitch in place.
If you have not made binding before I have a simple tutorial HERE.
All done!

I hope you enjoyed stitching these blocks. They are still available HERE as single $2 block purchases until November 7th. After that the blocks will become a complete 12-block set.

How would you like to see my friend Heather's finished version?
Heather decided to add extra churn dash blocks to the project and now has a large table runner.
It's gorgeous!



I'd love to see your photos too, so please email them to me and I can share your finished blocks or quilt on the blog.
My email address is HERE on my contact page.


I think today's blog post is long enough so I'll hold over sharing more of our mini-holiday photos until tomorrow. In the meantime, smile a lot and remember how very special you are!

hugs


5 comments:

Heather S said...

Loved stitching this Jenny, thanks my wonderful friend.

Concha de Aromadetela said...

Precioso como todo lo que nos enseƱas. Besos

Thoeria said...

This is as lovely as I imagined it would be! Thanks for the great tutorial Jenny. You write them so well!

desertskyquilts said...

I especially like the circles around the stitcheries. Your friend's version is also a great idea! Thanks so much for that pattern, Jenny. It's just lovely, and the stitcheries can be used for many things. Definitely a good value!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Thank you, ladies. :-)