Final Week, # 26

Well, this is it;

the final week of assembling the Dresden Quilt Workshop Sampler.

Thanks to those of you still posting & sending the pics

of your completed tops!

Our Facebook group, Dresden Quilt Workshop,

is seeing the lovely quilt tops being finished &

I’m honored that so many quilters wanted to make this quilt with me!

 

I’ve been enjoying seeing your completed tops,

so thank you for sending the pics to our group!

This last step is to add a border to your quilt.

If you remember, at the beginning of this project (August 6, 2018)

I suggested to those using the Circulus & Lollies Sweet

to cut 3″ strips of each of the 6 stripe print fabrics (plus 1 more)

so you could see all of the prints at once.

Now is the time to use those 3″ strips.

I first pieced them together & then sewed them to the sides of the quilt,

then I sewed them to the top & bottom.

If you’re not using the Circulus & Lollies Sweet collection,

you have lots of options.

By the way the top should measure 57 1/2″ x 57 1/2″.

Although 57 is not a prime number,

it’s factors are 3 & 19,

not great dimensions for border pieces.

As some of you are already figuring out,

if you want to cut rectangles and

not have cut off rectangles the math is weird!

  1. You can cut 7 strips 3″ x width of fabric of the same fabric & piece them together to make your border.
  2. You can replicate the stripes of the Lollies Sweet and cut 3″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles & make your own stripe fabric.
  3. If you want to avoid the rectangles not being symmetrical around your quilt you can add an inner border. If you bring the size of the quilt up to 60″ you have lots of options for factors of 60: 1,2,3,4,5,6,10,12,15,20,30,60. Not hard math!!!

For the inner border, cut & piece strips to make

-2 strips 2″ x 57 1/2″ (sides) &

-2 strips 2″ x 60 1/2″ (top & bottom).

Sew these to the quilt.

Next, cut 50 rectangles 3″ x 5 1/2″.

Sew them into 2 rows of 12 rectangles (sides) &

2 rows of 13 rectangles (top & bottom).

Sew these to the quilt.

& voila~~~

Now to get it quilted!

Tamara did a great job on mine.

I’m sure she would love to quilt yours too.

Contact her at their shop, Itch’n to be Stitch’n.

Thanks for quilting along with me!

When you finish yours, send pics to the group

so we can enjoy them too.

Are you going to join in the fun to make another quilt with us?

Next week we’ll be starting “A Merry Christmas To You”.

See details here.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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There are still 2 1/2 weeks until Valentine’s Day.

That’s plenty of time to make a special little quilt!

I have several patterns that would do the trick!

Just a single Tiny Dresden plate…

such as Love You To The Moon

or Blessings of Friends

or a few more Tiny Dresden plates,

Love & Dresden Kisses

or With All My Heart.

Gotta love hearts & Tiny Dresdens!

Perhaps a quick & easy quilt-as-you-sew?

A bit of fusible applique on top of the quickly pieced/quilted runner & placemat.

Sharing Some Sweetness is fusible applique with a bit of piecing.

Mocha Hearts has fusible applique and a bit of piecing as well.

But my favorite is Dresden Love.

1 Tiny Dresden plate & a bit of fun.

If you can’t find these at your local quilt shop,

they’re available on my website.

It’s the perfect reason to sew

 & the perfect season to sew too!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

Week # 25

 

Thanks to those of you still posting & sending the pics

of your completed tops!

If you’re not part of my Facebook group, Dresden Quilt Workshop,

head over there & sign up so you too can share & see all the

lovely quilt tops being finished & shown.

Just one more week…

We will be sewing the 4 sections of the quilt together this week.

Here are the numbered steps.

Notice the numbers are once again carried over from the previous steps.

I was so excited when I was finally able to piece my completed sections together!

I hope you feel the same way.

I think a lot of you do, since you’re not waiting for my instructions!!!

I’m sure enjoying seeing your tops being completed,

so thanks for sending the pics to our group!

I pressed each seam to the path of least resistance here too.

Just one more week.

Week #26 we’ll add the border.

Send pics to the group!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Week # 24

 

Thanks to those of you still posting & sending the pics of your completed sections & completed tops!

If you’re not part of my Facebook group, Dresden Quilt Workshop,

head over there & sign up so you too can share & see all the

lovely quilt tops being finished & shown.

This week (again for those of you not already finished….)

will be another section of the quilt to assemble.

This is section 4.

Here are the steps to sew it together.

Notice the numbers are once again carried over from the previous steps.

This time there are a few small vertical seams to sew together.

Then the horizontal seams will complete this section.

I hope you’re enjoying the final steps to soon complete the entire quilt top!

As mentioned earlier in the assembly instructions,

I pressed each seam to the path of least resistance.

Some seams were pressed open to alleviate bulk.

Please send pics of your progress.

Send pics to the group!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Have you left me a comment for your chance to win

Strip Quilt Secrets?

If not,

you need to click here

& do that little thing!

The drawing will be tonight.

I’m here today.

A great day to

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Week # 23

 

Thank you for posting & sending the pics of your blocks.

Now that the Christmas holiday season is over, it’s time to get back to it!

If you’re not part of my Facebook group, Dresden Quilt Workshop,

head over there & sign up so you too can share & see all the

lovely quilt tops being finished & shown.

This week (again for those of you not already finished….)

will be another section of the quilt to assemble.

This is section 3.

It’s the bottom of the quilt.

The seam numbers continue from Sections 1 & 2.

There are a few small horizontal seams to sew

then the vertical seams will complete this section.

As mentioned earlier in the assembly instructions,

I pressed each seam to the path of least resistance.

Some seams were pressed open to alleviate bulk.

This is probably the hardest part of making this quilt.

Don’t get overwhelmed.

Just sew a bit at a time and set it aside if it gets overwhelming.

This is why I wrote the assembly into so many steps,

as to not overwhelm anyone.

You’ve come too far to get overwhelmed now!

I can’t wait to see more pics of your progress.

Send pics to the group!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

I’m excited to announce the start of

Diane D. Knott’s new book,

Strip Quilt Secrets,

blog hop kickoff!

Here’s the schedule for the blog hop:
Friday January 4 – C&T
Saturday January 5 – Tanya
Sunday January 6 – Val
Monday January 7 – Lori
Tuesday January 8 – Heather
Wednesday January 9 – Audrey
Thursday January 10 – Me, Susan R. Marth
Visit each stop along the blog hop for a chance to win a signed copy of the book!
The winners will be announced on Monday January 14.
I’m a day behind…
(I just got my computer back from getting a huge update of storage space & clean-out.)
Get over to the C&T blog to start seeing all the beautiful strip quilts.
Then hurry to Tanya’s blog for today’s stop.
Good luck winning a signed copy of your very own!
Jut Keep Sewing…
Susan