Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Criss - Cross Connections tutorial

Wow, the months are speeding by.  It seems we just barely posted last month's mystery quilt tutorial. 
Well, here comes some more fun!

Begin by sewing the borders to the 8 inch blocks.

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each of the 2 inch star point squares.  Place one (right sides together) on the corner of a 3 ½ x 11 inch sashing rectangle.  Sew on the drawn line and press back.  Repeat on all four corners of each of the sashing rectangles. 

Create the rows by sewing a sashing unit between three of the blocks and to each end of the resulting row.  Create three rows. 

Sew a 3 ½ inch star center between three of the sashing units and one to each end.  Create four of these rows.

Sew a sashing row in between each of the three block rows and to the top and bottom of the quilt.

Sew a 1 ½ inch brown first border to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Add the 5 inch stripe border fabric to the top and bottom only.  Sew a 1 ½ inch brown first border all the way around the quilt.

 Finish with the 5 ¾ inch final border.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

The finished quilt.  - The colors are nuch better in real life.  We are still working on this photography thing.

Here are some of the fabrics for August's mystery quilt.

They are from the Country Harvest line, by Eric Dowdle.

1 comment:

  1. How do you sew a quilt together that doesn't line up in rows. Only half of the rectangle hooks up with the top row and the other half of the rectangle goes halfway down and it meets in a three way place.