Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Day 1

Yesterday I decided it was time to do a 25 day challenge and get all these UFO's finished!  I will try to post my progress each day.

Day 1:  I finished sewing the blocks, sashed it all, sewed the blocks together, and added the border.


I also got the back all sewn together and used the scraps to make modern strip across the middle.


I will apologize for this being a little shorter, but the main detail was in the prior post for making this quilt top. You can see the prior instruction post here

To put the top together I made vertical strips: 2 strips were 5: 3x3 blocks and 2 strips were 1: 3x2 then 1: 3x3 block repeated twice.  Each of the blocks had 2 1/2" strips of sashing between them.  When the strips were made, the strips with only 3x3 blocks is 2" shorter than the other strips.  Because of this, I added a strip of sashing to the bottom of those two strips.  
Next, put sashing on the sides of the long strips you just made and sew them together.
Last, add 5 1/2" border around the outside edge.
Now your top is finished.

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7 comments:

Cathy said...

I love it! What a fun little quilt. And I love the idea of a UFO busting challenge. I have so many in progress.

Jennifer Moore said...

This is way ambitious! This is giving me the confidence to finish a few of my own UFOs!

Marsha Cooper said...

As soon, or sooner, I finish one thing on my list I've started something else.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

This quilt is looking lovely! And I look forward to following your progress with the UFO busting challenge... it's something I need to do too! Linda

Wendi said...

That's so funny, I started a new project today as I'm working on all these UFO's

JanineMarie said...

I love all the colors in this quilt!

Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

I love the colors and block design in this quilt. I need to take a 25 day UFO challenge too! Thanks for sharing your project on my linky party KISMIF on Modern Tradition Quilts! I love to see your projects.--Shannon