Dessert Sampler All Quilted Up!

By Christine Lux
on August 13, 2018
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Hey there!

I hope you've been having fun getting your Dessert Sampler blocks made and sewn together. I was so excited when I got my top finished - what a sense of accomplishment to see all those HSTs all together! :)

I sent my quilt off to Julie at Creekside Quilting. Julie has quilted several of my quilts for me and she always does a great job with a great turnaround time, too. And ... she's willing to trim my quilts up to if I want her to, which is something I love. 

I sent Julie a few different pantograph options, but ultimately settled on this Moulin Rouge one by Urban Elementz. With so many types of blocks and angles, I thought something a little swirly might be fun. (The original sample shown at Quilt Market was done in loops similar to this one.)  

I used this wide back for the backing and the quilting shows up so well on the back, too!

All I have left to do is to attach my binding and stitch it down. :)

Thank you so much for sewing along with me!

Dessert Sampler Assembly Blocks 5 & 6

By Christine Lux
on August 10, 2018
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We made it! 

Today we are getting sections 5 and 6 assembled and then the quilt top is just two seams away from being done! 

Section 5

This is the bottom left corner of the quilt top. Start by sewing the three 9" blocks together and then the two blocks on the right. You'll add the HST strip to the grey/pink/yellow star and then add the pink and green gingham star to that unit.

Section 6

This section is the bottom right corner of the quilt top. The two smaller blocks are joined and then added to the larger blue block. From there, you'll add the rectangular unit of blocks. 

Finally, before adding the bottom unit you will need to sew on this little filler strip. 

Once you have sections 5 and 6 made and joined together, all that is left is to sew the three longer sections together. 

I carefully pinned these sections, matching seams when I could to help me be sure things lined up nicely. 

Monday I will share pictures of my quilt as I've worked ahead a bit and had my quilter work her magic on it! 

See ya then!

Dessert Sampler Assembly Sections 3 and 4

By Christine Lux
on August 08, 2018
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We're back in the middle of the week for the middle section of the quilt! 

Let's jump right on in ... 

Section 3: 

This one is the left side of the middle section. This one is pretty easy - with one longer 6" tall section at the top (filler + the four 9 patches) - and then the two 9" blocks with the 18" star and the filler strip. 

This first picture should show a little of the progression toward finishing this section. 

Then here it all is all joined together ... 

Section 4: 

This section is the right side of the middle section of the quilt. This one also includes that first big ole block we made at the very beginning of the sew along ... remember that one?! :)

The section looks like this when finished...

Join sections 3 and 4 and set them aside for Friday!

We will see you on Friday to get the last two sections (5 & 6) done so we can FINISH! Yay!

Happy Sewing!

Dessert Sampler Assembly Sections 1 and 2

By Christine Lux
on August 06, 2018
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It's Assembly week! We made it! It feels so great to have all of the blocks done and ready to put together. As I mentioned last week, I am condensing the assembly posts from 6 to 3, so we will have them all done this week. I found that they weren't too overwhelming to put together and once I got started, I couldn't wait to finish and see it all together ... I think you'll feel the same!

Before you start: 

I would suggest either laying out your quilt (if you have room) OR separate all the blocks into six piles - one for each of the sections. I think you'll find this a little easier to work from that if you were just sorting through them all to find the ones you need 

Section 1:

This section is going in the top left corner of the quilt. Start buy joining the two smaller 6" blocks together and then joining the pair to the courthouse steps block. 

Once you have this section together, you can then join it to the large pink and white block. You may find as you join blocks that you may need to ease them in a bit. In many of these joining seams you will find that there are lots of seams you can match up to help keep things lined up properly. I pinned all these seams and then eased in occasionally between if needed. (Sometimes when you have a lot of bias edges (ahem, HST blocks!) things can get a little stretched.) 

Then, you can work on the second "row" of this section. This section is two blocks with some of our filler strips between them and on both ends. 

One you have those all joined, you can then join the two rows to complete Section 1. 

Section 2: 

This section is the same height as section one, but is a bit wider and has quite a few more blocks. 

Just work in smaller sections as shown in the pattern to make bigger units and then join those to finish. 

Keep sewing those sections together ... 

Once you have this one all together, it will look like this! 

Finally, join sections 1 and 2 together... match the seams at the bottom of the small blocks on the top and then the bottom of the larget blcoks in the middle. 

See you on Wednesday with Sections 3 & 4!

Happy sewing!

 

 

Moda Dessert Sampler Blocks 48, 49, 50 and 51

By Christine Lux
on August 03, 2018
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Woo hip! We have made it to the end of the block making! 🙌🏻 

Today’s blocks are the final filler blocks for this beautiful sampler quilt and they are strip sets - so easy! 

Block 48 is one set of slightly longer strips. 

Blocks 49-51 are made up of slightly shorter strips. Just cut them according to the pattern and chain stitch them together. 

 

We will see you next week to assemble everything! Note that I’m planning to condense the assembly to 3 posts - sections 1 & 2 on Monday, 3 & 4 on Wednesday and then 5 & 6 on Friday. 

Have a great weekend! 

Dessert Sampler Blocks 44-47

By Christine Lux
on August 01, 2018
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Hey, hey!

Today's blocks could NOT get any easier! We're making four strips in various lengths of squares ... not half square triangles, just squares!

 

Easy, easy, easy!

 

We have just one more set of easy peasy units on Friday... can you see the light at the end of the block making tunnel?! If you have room to lay out your quilt, I would go ahead and start working on that. If you don't have room to leave it laid out, then I would try and organize the blocks by section as shown in your pattern. This will make the assembly go by a lot easier next week if each sections' blocks are all together. :)

See ya on Friday!

Dessert Sampler Block 43

By Christine Lux
on July 30, 2018
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Welcome back! It’s Week 11 and we are in the FINAL week of block making! Next week we will be sewing this beauty together! Yay!

Block 43 is another strip of several smaller blocks. We’ve made these cute hourglasses before, so this should be an easy one. 😁

The pink and yellow combo is so pretty and seems a perfect fit for this one! 

That’s it for today! All we have left this week is easy strips! 

See ya on Wednesday! 

Dessert Sampler Block 42

By Christine Lux
on July 27, 2018
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It is finally Friday and we’re continuing to close in on the finish line of our quilt blocks! 🙌🏻 

Today’s block, like the last one, is a longer rectangular strip that is made up of several smaller blocks. 

We are playing with the greys again and using red and green. This blocks uses two different greys, so I worked on all the red blocks and then all the green blocks to avoid mismatching my stacks. 

It is a lot of smaller pieces, but the strip piecing in the directions helps streamline the piecing part.  Once you have all the components made, it’s pretty simple to piece

That is all for today! One more week and we will be sewing this quilt together! 😁

Have a great weekend! 

Dessert Sampler Block 42

By Christine Lux
on July 27, 2018
With 0 comments

It is finally Friday and we’re continuing to close in on the finish line of our quilt blocks! 🙌🏻 

Today’s block, like the last one, is a longer rectangular strip that is made up of several smaller blocks. 

We are playing with the greys again and using red and green. This blocks uses two different greys, so I worked on all the red blocks and then all the green blocks to avoid mismatching my stacks. 

It is a lot of smaller pieces, but the strip piecing in the directions helps streamline the piecing part.  Once you have all the components made, it’s pretty simple to piece

That is all for today! One more week and we will be sewing this quilt together! 😁

Have a great weekend! 

Dessert Sampler Block 41

By Christine Lux
on July 25, 2018
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Hello again! 

Grey and yellow is a classic combination and we are playing around with it today with Block 41. Like Monday’s block, this one is another rectangular strip made up of several smaller blocks. 

Each of the smaller blocks has a couple different units. Start with making the HSTs and the strip sets for the four patch unita. Then be sure to lay everything out before stitching them together! 

Once you get all the blocks made, sew them together to make the strip.

We are inching out way closer and closer to the finish line! We hope you have been having fun so far!

See you on Friday!

 

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