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Monday, March 3, 2014

Quilting Along Updates, Bloom Project and How to Match Seams Tutorial

 Feb 19th Star Light Star Bright Assignment - Building Block Centers

Yes, I am one week behind but working hard to get caught up. They are looking more Scrumptious at ever new stage. So that makes it all the worthwhile.

The greatest difficulty making these stars was matching the seams. So I came up with a way that reduced the amount of ripping out and resewing. I have created a picture tutorial that will show you how I did this.

The last picture with 4 images should read:
 "Reverse the block begin sewing at center and sew to the end."
Though it is a couple extra steps I believe it reduced the length of time to finish all 9 blocks.

Assignment for February 26th is building the block sides. 
Sets for 2 blocks are completed and looking good on the design board. 
It's getting exciting!!

Below is a collection of fabric for the Triangle Quilt Along being led by Paula at The Sassy Quilter! I am still shopping for more fabric to complete the collection. Some info about the QAL:

Official Sign-up and Share Fabric Selection- Week 1, March 21
Cutting- Week 2, March 28
Piecing Rows- Week 3, April 4
Joining Rows- Week 4, April 11
Break week! Giving you some quilting time here:) April 18
Triangle Extravaganza! Week 5, April 25

There are sponsors and giveaways that will be given along the way!! 

Looking forward to participating and hoping to see you there. Click on the Triangle Quilt Along button to get all the details.

The Sassy Quilter

To all participants participating in the Bloom Project click on the Bloom Project button on the left to link up your partial or completed UFOs and NewFos.

Meet a couple of Bloom Project Participants:

Isn't this strippy scrappy wonderful?
added a bit of color here and there to make the quilt more interesting. 
See the reds and pinks that pop out?


 This is a must read to understand what each of the blocks represent. 
Deana at Daughter's of Dorinda created this quilt that tells of
Utah history as well as some family history.

 Linking up with: Guest Host Val's Quilting Studio for Anything Goes Monday, Freemotion by the River Linky Tuesday, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics Show and Tell Tuesday, Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts. Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts - WIP Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting and wishing you a great sewing or quilting day!

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  1. All your QALs look great. Your stars are really pretty! Look forward to seeing the whole quilt.

  2. Love your stars, Joanie! I match my seams up in a very similar manner. My dad was a tailor and he gave me tips on lining up the seams properly. You're working on some great projects!

  3. I'll be participating in in triangle quilt along too. See ya there!

  4. Those are sure scrumptious looking star blocks, Joanie! Bright and just right. Looking forward to triangle quilting along with you. Your fabric pull looks yummy!

  5. Very nice! Getting those matches can be tricky right? They look great. :)

  6. What a great idea! I never thought of matching seams up that way! I am going to try this!

  7. Love your springy Starlight quilt! I think I will be doing the triangle quilt along also :-)

  8. I love your happy stars! You're right -- with a design like that, it's worth taking the extra time to get the piecing really precise. This should be a fun one to quilt, too -- have you thought about what you'll do with the quilting yet?

  9. Love the fabrics you choose for you triangle QAL, that's going to be beautiful!

  10. The stars are fabulous!! And thanks for that great little tutorial on matching seams - I think you are right, would save time ripping in the long run. Definitely going to try this!!

  11. Your stars look fantastic and absolutely perfect!! Great tips on how to quilt them up just right :) I am loving how they are coming together ;)

  12. Joanie, when you say 'tack the seams', are you tacking them together by hand?

    1. I was tacking with my sewing machine a stitch and a reverse stitch. I chained stitched but of course the thread was a little longer between blocks. It speeded up the process. I could remove the pins knowing that the seams were locked and not shift when stitching the seams.

  13. Great tutorial Joanie and your stars are perfect! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  14. I always love projects in Scrumptious and yours does not disappoint!

  15. I am loving the scrumptious quilt, the colors and stars are just too cute.

  16. Thanks for sharing the triangle qal! Love the collection you have going here. Soon!


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