Ta Da – The End is Near – Time to Finish This Quilt

This is the last post for the Qube Workout QAL. I have some settings for inspiration, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many ways quilt blocks can be set. Some participants have already finished theirs and some have chosen some unusual settings which are just beautiful. There are so many beautiful ways to set your quilt blocks that I could not possibly cover even a small portion of them. All you have to do is go to Pinterest and search for quilt block setting ideas.

For today, I am going to show you some very traditional ideas for sashing. The wonderful thing about sampler quilts is that they lend themselves to these traditional ideas, but also to some very unique settings. This is just the starting point. I can’t wait to see how you decide to set yours.

And remember, I will be taking the instructions down at the end of August, so if you need any of the information, please go ahead and download it now.

This setting has a simple background sashing between blocks.

And this setting has a light sashing with darker cornerstones.

This setting uses alternating contrasting borders around each block with a darker border on the outside of the quilt. 

And the next two examples have a triple sashing but the nine patch cornerstones have opposite colorings which gives a completely different look to the setting.

  
 

Catching up with Sampler Blocks

I finally decided to add this blog to Bloglovin so I am posting the link here. Follow my blog with Bloglovin I will create a widget on the sidebar so that the link won’t have to be posted every time.

I spent a lot of yesterday trying to catch up on the Sampler Quilt Along. I think I have 8 blocks now and am pleased with the progress. The pale green background doesn’t show up as pale green in the pics. I think it looks a little yellow – but that’s the nature of digital pictures. The next step is to finish the last four blocks and then decide how to set them into a quilt.

I am updating the pics – I re-took the pics and here are all 8 blocks so far.

 

 
 

Block 12 – Summer Posies Qube Workout QAL

Wow – 12 weeks and this is the last block. We started in May and ending in August. This block is called Summer Posies as there is a strong center with some petals in the corners. Each center is different and uses dies from a different Qube (Mix & Match, Angles, or Corners). Enjoy this last block and get ready to put those blocks together into a quilt top or if you only have a few – how about a wall hanging or a table topper or table runner. Click on the blocks below or follow the link in the top menu to get to the instructions.

Block 12 Summer Posies
Block 12 Summer Posies
 
 

Block 11 – Triangle Tesselation Qube Workout QAL

Happy Monday! It’s August and the weather is cooler here in North Carolina. This week’s block is another block made in quarters. You may have noticed that some blocks are made in a 9-patch configuration which lends itself to “rows” and other blocks are made in a 4-patch configuration. You may have wondered how these blocks are designed. Here’s my starting point for this 4-patch configuration. I took a quarter of a block with a line drawing, turned the line drawing in each quadrant and then colored and re-colored it until it was pleasing. Here’s the base quadrant.

And here’s the set of blocks made from the starting quadrant. Click on the pictures below or click on the menu at the top of this page to find the patterns.