Sunday, March 22, 2015

Just in the Brick of Time!

This is my quilt for the 6th Project Quilting Challenge.

I named it "Just in the Brick of Time"  - as I finished it at the last minute! I started it on Thursday night at a quilt retreat and between returning home and setting up to sew at home and quilting and binding on Saturday and Sunday! I was also doing a million other things from unpacking and washing and cooking -- Yes I said cooking!  I stitched it all in about 20 minute intervals and then left it and came back again.

I just updated my post and it is complete with the "How to steps".

I linked it up for the Project Quilting Challenge with Persimon Dreams.

I created my quilt in Oelwein, Iowa on Thursday and part of Friday and in Boscobel Wisconsin on Saturday and Sunday.

Here is how I created my quilt -- Step by Step.

I started with several 5 inch squares.  I had at least 8 of each color and some of them I had 16 squares. I did not start with an exact amount.

Step One:
Place two 5 inch squares with pretty sides together and stitch them on one side. (1/4 inch seam allowance)

Step Two:
Rotary cut them in half -- through the stitched seam as shown in the photo.

Step Three:
Sew the sets of 2 rectangles together on one unsewn end as shown in the photo.

Sew them end to end until you have them all together in one long chain of rectangles.

Step Four:  
Take both ends and line them up to find the center and divide them in half and cut it. Then you will have 2 long chains of rectangles.

Start sewing the 2 long chains together as shown in the photo. Line them up off set as shown in the photo. This does not have to be exactly in the center.

Step Five:
Cut the long chain of 2 rows of rectangles in half again. See photo.

Step Six: 
Stitch together 2 more sets again in a long chain. Remember to line them up offset --- you may have to flip them around or trim some off. Repeat this step again.

Continue until it is as long and as wide as you would like it.

Step Seven:
Trim the end with a scissor. Press/iron. Then square it up on the ends with a ruler and a rotary cutter.

Step Eight:
Quilt as desired.  I quilted with Double Loops and Double Squares and Rectangles.

I selected a washable wool batting.

While I was quilting I stitched Marcia 2015 and PQS6Ch6 on one of the corners.

Step Nine:
Bind as desired.
I machine embroidery stitched my binding.

Now I need to make a matching quilt for the sofa!

 Thanks for following along!



PersimonDreams said...

Lovely quilt! i'm glad you made it in the 'brick' of time!

Sally Fester said...

That is awesome.. Will maybe make one.. reminds me of the jelly roll race quilt! ty for sharing

Leah said...

This quilt is awesome! I love the colors! I used one of my votes for you. :) I am going to do this with one of my charm packs.

Sandy Panagos said...

Your quilt is great. Love the way you quilted it, too. Nice tutorial.

Joyce said...

Reminds me of the Jelly roll race. Thank you for sharing...this will be a nice pattern to use up leftover charms.

MegsAnn said...

Cute. :)