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.


Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

14 thoughts on “Ta Da – The End is Near – Time to Finish This Quilt”

  1. Thank you so much for your time and inspiration in doing all these Sew A Long’s. I love doing them. I haven’t completed most of them, as they are all WIP’s. I do a little bit on each one to keep my brain alert. I hope to follow more of your Sew A Long’s, if you decide to do them. And to continue to do some of your free block quilts. Thank you again.

    1. Hi Denise, Mine is still a WIP too. But if we just do a little bit every day we will get there. Be sure to download all of the blocks from this one before the end of August as the patterns will be off the website at that point.

  2. Thank you for your inspiration. I have saved all the blocks to be done at a later date. I have a friend and she and I will be doing them together. Your blocks have helped me to be motivated to use my Accuquilt, rather then sit there on the shelf.

    1. HI Gloria, Motivation is the key. It is so good to hear you are using it. Your next step in this journey is to always look at quilts you want to make and think of how you can make them with your Qubes.

  3. The Sampler quilt along was so much fun! I can’t believe how beautiful all the block variations are. I look forward to using my 8″ Qube and companion sets to make many more wonderful blocks Thanks to you!

  4. I have downloaded all the blocks to work on this fall when I should have more time. Is there a downloaded for todays finishing directions.

    1. HI Wendy, So glad you have the instructions for the blocks. I did not do written instructions for the sashing as I know everyone likes to do things differently. I realy like the idea of alternating light and dark frames for the blocks. I would cut them at 2″ so they would finish at 1-1/2″ and the length would be your block size based on the Qube you used. Let me know if you have more questions. Looking forward to seeing you post your work when you have time to make the blocks.

  5. First, thanks for the fun and inspirational QAL. I have 25 blocks on my design wall, a 5 x5 layout. I think I will go with the easy light sashing and dark cornerstones. I also think I need a row of blocks top and bottom to make the quilt rectangular. So it will finish someday about 70×70 plus 16.
    My rule is to never remove a quilt project from the design wall until it is together, so this week I will sash! And maybe set aside until my inspiration for the top and bottom rows magically appears.
    Again, thanks for the weeks of fun and ideas..a couple of my blocks are combinations from different weeks….so much fun! I’ll be ready for the next one soon.
    Really, Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Cheryl, that sounds like a perfect plan. I like the idea of not taking something down from the wall until it’s finished. I have to admit that I tend to put one project on top of the next on the wall. Right now I have three layers and have to get to work quickly the rest of this week and weekend. Your idea for making it rectangular is a good one. I have seen some quilts on Pinterest that use a wider border that include blocks at the top and bottom. I actually think some of the blocks in the Sampler quilt that are quarter blocks could make an interesting border. The most important thing is to have fun. I am very happy that you have enjoyed this.

  6. Thank you Marjorie.. You have been an inspiration for me – you inspired me to start using my qubes and dies – thank you – I still have WIP but at least I started and I will continue. Again thanks for your service

  7. Love, love , love
    Thank you so much for the patterns and all the time you put in to give us a great project. Mine is almost done. Binding is next!

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