It’s Time to Reveal – Clue #5

First, I want to thank you all for your prayers and condolences at this difficult time.  My heart is heavy for my son and his two small children.  Life will never be the same for them.  But we try and move on, doing our best to make up for the loss but there is no way to fill this void.  Your comments have touched me.  Thank you all again.

OK!  Here we go!  Clue #5

You should have all your sections done and ready to go.  Now it’s time to cut your sashing.  Cut (48)  –  1 1/2 x 10 1/2″ strips.  Assemble blocks on point as shown, using the sashing strips, 1 1/2″ cornerstones and the remaining 1 7/8″ HST’s. Scrap-In-A-Box #5

There are several ways to assemble your squares.  When I assemble mine, I like to lay out the squares so that I get a good mix of the fabrics and colors.  I try to not have like fabric next to each other.  I sew the squares together in strips with the sashing in between.  Then I lay the strips out in order and choose a cornerstone that is in contrast to the fabrics that meet at the corners.  I then sew the sashing strips to the cornerstones making long strips.  Add the 1 7/8″ HSTs at each end (making sure they go in the right direction).   I then sew the sashing strips to the strips of squares.  This way I can make sure that the cornerstones are mixed well and contrast with the corner fabrics.

Borders:

Measure the length and width of the quilt at the center.  Cut the inner border strips 1 1/2″ wide the proper length and width for each side.  Pin and sew being careful to not stretch the fabric.

Measure and cut the contrasting border strips 1 1/2″ for each side.  Pin and sew as before.

Measure and cut the outer border strips 3 1/2″ for each side.  Pin and sew as before.

My finished quilt top measures 59″ x 74″.  Here it is hanging on the neighbor’s clothesline with the wind blowing!

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