It is a beautiful Spring day in Lansing Michigan. I had to go outside and take a few pictures of the garden.
the weeping Cherry is beautiful!…I wish its flowers lasted longer.
The yard smells great because the hyacinth are blooming
Daffodils are still looking good
Species Tulips will be blooming soon
Allium are growing fast
Bleeding heart taking off
I have so much yard work to get done! But I have been obsessed with this Suspension Bridge Quilt I have been working on.
I have three of these blocks finished.
and if you remember this is the layout I am going to use
So I wanted to make up some of the sashing. My first thought was to make the sashing with the same size spikes as in the arches of the blocks. That was not the right thing to do. It was just too wide (and in the sample I made I sewed half of the pieces in backward)
So back to the drawing board (I don’t always get it right on the first try). I think a good part of the fun is in figuring out how I want to do it. I decided to go with square pieces….so using the same method, I sewed strips of fabric together.
and cut out the squares (2″) with the diagonal of the square along the seam line.
12 squares will make 1/2 of the sashing.
It helps me to line them up in the right direction before sewing together.
Next I added the center strip. I cut that at 3″ wide.
and then I join the sashing pieces between the blocks.
I will make 12 blocks. And I will need 20 corner stones and 31 sashing pieces and that will give ma a quilt about 74″ x 97.
Here are a few more pictures of the blocks and sashing (click to enlarge)
Each block will be different fabrics and the sashing will all be the same to tie it all together.
I have a lot more to do in this! I will draw up a pattern and post that soon
Happy Quilting and Happy Spring!