Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quilt along Week 4 How to Assemble Quilt Top

TIMES UP. WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN NEXT POST.

(If this is your first time here for the quilt along then you need to go back to May in the posts and find the beginning. And, for the love of Pete, you need to join the Flickr group too.)


Before we get going with the work for Week 4, I want to announce a slight change in schedule. Originally this was going to last for 6 weeks. I'm changing it to 7 weeks so as to give 2 weeks for the quilting phase. That just means an extra week of giveaways. Unless you have a problem with that.

Alrighty then.





At this point you should have all of your quilt blocks. As per prior discussion both here and in the Flickr group, the number of blocks that you ultimately have varies. I have a total of 39 12.5"x12.5" blocks and 13 7"x12.5" blocks.

Some of you may have 42 blocks. Others may have more or less. It doesn't really matter. What does matter is what you do with them.

Since I have 39 blocks I have decided to use 36 of them in my large quilt. Six blocks wide by six blocks long.

With the remaining 3 12.5"x12.5" blocks and the 13 7"x12.5" blocks I am going to make a smaller quilt. A smaller quilt to practice my quilting on before I tackle a larger project.

With me?




With my total number of blocks that I'm turning into a large quilt top, I want to randomly organize them. Just do whatever you have to do so that no two of the same blocks end up side by side in the final quilt.






As I stated, my quilt will be six blocks long by six blocks wide so I grab six blocks to start my first row.



Lay out your blocks as they will be sewn together into a row. You'll see that each block is turned 90 degrees from the previous block. In other words, the first block in the row has the strips going north and south while the second block they are going east and west.



Now begin sewing the blocks together.



Right sides of fabric together.



Line it up and pin it. Keep in mind that if your block that is underneath has seams wherein the pressed seams are facing counter to the way in which you are going to sew, that you will want to keep these flat as you are sewing. You don't want them to flip and be twisty once you are done sewing this seam. Hang with me and you'll see more explanation further along.





Sew your first two blocks together




Ta-dah!!




Now you're ready to sew on the third block in your row.



Again, right sides of fabric together.




You'll notice that this time I pinned it more frequently than the last time.

This is because of the seam-folding-twisty-thing that I was just talking about.



At each arrow in the photo below there is a seam. If you were to see the back side of where those arrows are pointing, you would see that the pressed seam is pointed "north" in the direction in which it will feed through the sewing machine as you sew on the next block.

So, I pinned at all those points to make sure that they don't do that folding-twisting-make-my-final-quilt-top-not-lay-flat-thing that they could do if I'm not careful.



Ok. So keep repeating this process until your entire first row of blocks is sewn together




Then you are ready to press all of those seams created from sewing the blocks together.

Press them all in the same direction.

(Make a mental note here. On your next row of blocks, you will press these seams in the opposite direction. This will make joining your rows together easier . . . and flater in the end result. I'll talk more about this in a minute.)




Row 1 is complete!

Lay your first row out. Lay your blocks for your second row next to them to make sure that you have rotated your blocks correctly so that they too are opposite of the first row. Study the next two photos if my oh-so-clear explanation doesn't make sense.







Sew your entire second row together following the same procedure as your first row.

Once your second row is complete, pressed and ready to go, it is time to join row one and row two.

A moment ago I discussed how the block seams should be pressed the opposite way in row two as they were in row one. This become important now as we go to join the two rows.



Lay your rows on top of one another with right sides of fabric facing each other.

Obviously you want to line up the edges but the really important thing here is lining up the block junctions precisely.



So, as you begin pinning your two rows together in preparation to join them by sewing, start with your first block junction and make sure that they line up precisely. Pin it well. Then work back to your left pinning and lining up the fabric.





Then on to your next block junction. Pin it. And again, work back to your left pinning and lining up the fabric until you get to the point where you meet your other pins.








Keep at it until your whole row is pinned. Then sew it.



Then press it.



Step back and admire your work.






Even the back will look pretty. All those carefully sewn and pressed seams will yield a nice and flat quilt top. A nice and flat quilt top makes the actual quilting of it easier . . . the final result prettier too.





Ok. So keep repeating this process until your quilt top is complete.

And don't fret. Or dispair. Or freak out. I remember thinking that assembling a quilt top took forever. But then I did more. And got better. And got faster. And learned my own tricks for making things work.




It's just like anything. Practice makes perfect.





How about a giveaway?



I'll give two people the best batting in the world to make their completed quilt.




I only use Warm & Natural batting. It is 100% cotton. It doesn't bunch or separate. It gives the final quilt that nice wrinkly, crinkly antique look that I love. And it keeps it shape wash after wash. I love this stuff. And you will too!


Leave a comment here to this post before 7:00 pm US EDST on Wednesday, June 10, 2009. I'll pick a winner by random draw soon thereafter. Only one entry per person. International entries welcome.

Peace. Love. And quilting, baby!

-dana

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BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Love it! Why does your quilt top look so much happier than mine? Giggle! I know why...trying to use up fabric that I look at and say...What was I thinking when I bought that?!

Donna said...

Your quilt top is gorgeous!
I have 42 blocks and I'm debating
whether I want to do 6 X 7 rows, or do 6 X 6 and use the leftovers in
matching pillows.

What a dilemna!

I love that I'm the first to comment!
I'm really enjoying this. And thanks
for the extra week. I'm away from 6/13 to 6/27 .. you've just made my life easier!

Donna said...

Hey, I WAS first. Guess someone beat me to the "send" button!

Stephanie said...

I always use warm and Natural, Love it!!! Can't wait to start the top!

Erin said...

So pretty. I hope mine turns out that well. I'd love the batting. Can't wait to start piecing things together.

Happy Quilting!

Becky said...

I have got to get my fabrics cut and get with the program!!

peaknits said...

Wow, an extra week of giveaways...I dont. know. Yay! I am so inspired by the QAL - thank you. I haven't sewn a quilt (or much of anything) for 7 years - so this is huge...Thank you. Really.

kristen said...

Your quilt is very pretty. I am making my own quilt right now, I just didn't start with you. My next quilt will definitely be this kind!! I love the rows, more than the squares I am doing!

Rebecca said...

An extra week of giveaways works for me! Plus, since I am already behind, I am so happy to have an extra week to catch up!

yarntini said...

oy, I still haven't cut out my strips but I'm determined to catch up! An extra week might just do the trick though. Thank you!

Andrea said...

That fabric looks so pretty in this pattern! I'm behind. Alot. But I'll catch up and pull some allnighters if I have to. LOL!

Shirli said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, quilts... I LOVE this strip piecing and even though I am so far behind I am REALLY loving your blog. I have only made two quilts... one is finished and one is ALMOST finished... I keep starting new ones but I repeat I repeat I LOVE this strip piecing method~

Jacque. said...

ohhhh, Dana...LOVELY quilt! This is turning out to be so much fun...my first quiltalong. Warm & Natural...love it! Thanks for all the giveaways.

Jeannieh in NC said...

I don't want to go on vacation tomorrow!!!! I was so excited to be caught up, and now I am behind again. Don't think DH would cancel plans, do you? This is so much fun. Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting this together!

Sandi said...

I just found this quilt along today and I'm so excited to join in. I'm thankful for that extra week, gives me a little "catch up" time. :)

Janet said...

I'm afraid I'm a little behind on the sewing part. Your quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for the give away.

kynomi said...

I also have 42 blocks, so I haven't decided just what to do with them. I am getting nervous about the quilting. Do you quilt on your domestic machine? I really haven't tried that yet--oh me, oh my!

Robin said...

wow! I love your top! I can't wait to get mine all sewn together...I am glad for the extra week! My hubby was in an accident this week and we just got home from the hospital yesterday, so needless to say I am a little behind. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Marlena said...

Just found your quilt along and can't wait to catch up. I don't know what to be more excited about, the quilting or the giveaways!!! Your instructions and prizes are awesome! Thanks!

pescbrico said...

I love reading your tutorial! I will have to make a quilt soon!! You make that look so easy! I cannot wait to see the putting it all together!! :)

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful, love it and the fabric choice is gorgeous. Please add me in the drawing. Vicki Page the pages at charter dot net

Anonymous said...

I only use Warm & Natural batting too. It is absolutely the best.

Wendy F.

Catherine said...

Wow, that quilt top is gorgeous. I love the black and white with pops of bold color.

I ended up with 42 blocks, so I'm trying to decide if I want to do 6x6 or 6x7.

We shall see...

Brenna said...

I just found your quit along and I love it already! I'm hoping to get some fabrics together and start working on it. The giveaways are awesome too.

Aurora said...

Your quilt looks so pretty, I love the fabrics. Can't wait to get that far on mine! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Em said...

Oh, this is the fun part for me!!! I'm so glad you went ahead and posted this one today - I just thought I would check to see, and there it was! I will get to work on it tomorrow... Woo Hoo!!! I can't wait to see my blocks come together like yours have. I love the colors in your quilt, but I also really like mine, I think it's the yellow!

Sooz said...

weee! love the EARLY POST FOR WEEK 4! Ooohh...your's looks fab...and I like your fabric SO much better than mine. DANG IT. But maybe once I get all the squares together it will look better to me.....of course it will.

Danielle said...

Your quilt top is awesome! Thanks for the warm & natural batting giveaway, too.

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Jill said...

Your quilt top is just beautiful!! I can't wait to see everyones too. I love warm & Natural, what a nice giveaway :)

quilt530 said...

Your quilt top looks beautiful. I think I am going to have to "step out of the box" and try something other than the traditional fabrics I have been using in my next quilt. Please enter me for the warm and natural drawing!!

daffodilhilltoo said...

Dana,
I love your colors! I wish I had done the same mix. I also love the warm and natural. I buy it off the big roll. Its the best!

CarlaB said...

Thank you so much for having the quilt along! I have always wanted to try to make a quilt.

Iva said...

Warm and Natural is my batting of choice as well.

Love your quilt top!

Anita said...

Your quilt top looks awesome! And I am loving how we get to see everyone's quilt in progress in the Flickr group. They are all so good. It's inspiring to see one quilt made with so many different fabric choices!

Missy said...

Gorgeous! I'm just getting started on my quilt but am super excited!

calamity kim said...

Oh, I have to say, this is so much fun! I have 48 blocks ready to go! I appreciate the extra time to get it quilted- as a newbie to large quilts I was always so scared to do a big one- but this is making me feel like a June bug at a porch light sale! All happy with the possibilities! Thank you so much for all the pictures and easy to follow instructions! Yeehaw!
xo, calamity kim

Marsel said...

I haven't been able to participate in your quilt a long because of my "full plate" of current projects...but two other quilts are part of my full plate, and they both need batting, so...! :) I'm a loyal Warm & Natural user, too.

Buzz's Food Lady said...

Batting is needed over here!
: )

Leigh said...

Oooh your quilt top looks amazing!!! I am not quite done cutting out my blocks yet (teething baby put a cramp in my style!) but I can't wait to get moving and get to this step!

Leah S said...

I don't think I've ever used Warm and Natural itself. I did make a quilt with W&N AND a thin polyester batting. I want the fluff and crinkle at the same time. The perk of 2 battings at once means that there's very little chance of pokies. :D

I don't mind the extra week, so long as everything is done by the end of June. Gotta go gallivanting to see family in July. :)

Jenifer said...

I've never heard of that batting before. Where have I been? Sounds great though!

Kim said...

I am excited to have joined and cannot wait to catch up!!! Here's hopeing I win the batting!!! I'm a cheapskate so it would be nice to see what the best batting in the world is like!!!

Jill said...

Your quilt looks lovely. Even on the back! Wish mine looked so good.

canngil said...

Wonderful fabrics! I love your one really graphic bw print that just sparkles and spins the eye around!
Am inspired to get started on my own, and would love the batting!!

Heather said...

Wow!!! Your quilt looks amazing - I am a little behind on this quilt along - decided last week I just couldn't watch anymore - but I had to participate - well my fabric has been ordered from Etsy and I can't wait to get it in the mail and get started!!! Yeah!! And thanks for the tip about Warm and Natural - if I don't win it at least I will know what to buy.

Andy said...

I love the way your fabrics all look together. I'm a little behind on my quilt, so thanks for the extra week. And thanks for all of the fun giveaways!

Lotta said...

Gorgeous quilt top! I love all the bright and vibrant colors! I'm planning to mak one too but haven't started yet,
Lotta

Judy said...

getting inspired to make my first quilt....maybe I can do it!

Kathy said...

Fantastic! Love your quilt top!
Can't wait to finish mine.
And would LOVE to win the giveaway - thanks!

Debbie said...

Your quilt top is looking great, Dana. I love the fabrics you chose. I've never used Warm and Natural before, so I'd love to try it. Thanks for counting me in.

Goddess in Progress said...

Free batting? Warm & Natural? You don't have to tell me twice! I also only use the 100% cotton stuff. Why mess around?

I'm a few days behind, still, but catching up! Strip sets are almost all done, then just have to cut 'em into squares and assemble! Looks like I'll have the full 42. This is going to be BIG!

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

Deanna said...

Love the directions!
I can't wait to sew the pieces together!

Thanks!

Marielle said...

love the vibrant fabric choices!

Karin Schueller said...

I'm loving the 'extra' week! And I love Warm and Natural batting. :) I've made several baby blankets and learned VERY quickly that it's the best! :)

Pretty please, Pretty please, random.org, choose me! ;)

Dayna said...

Love Warm & Natural. Can't wait to see how my top looks.

Rose said...

That is looking great! Wish I had time to start from the beginning, but I am staying tuned anyways to see what the end product will be. (and for the great giveaways!!) Thanks

sallgood said...

Nice job on the tutorial! And your quilt is SOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!

I love Warm & Natural too- even more if I win some!!!

Zarina said...

I have been pressing seams open like Oh Fransson! did in her quilt-along. Just love the look at the back. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Nanna said...

The quilt top is beautiful!
How exciting to see it come together!

Simone said...

Quilting virgin here. I have all my blocks cut and they are so lovely that I can't wait until it's finished, so I can make my bed happy.

jannza said...

Thank you for such wonderful instructions. I have my blocks cut and am ready to start sewing tomorrow. I really appreciate the extra week for quilting. I was expecting to need it too!

I LOVE cotton batting!

Dorrie said...

Your quilt is awesome. Off to begin sewing rows! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cynthia said...

Batting! Fantastic. I love this kind too. I'll be out of town this week so the extra week is GREAT! Thanks for hosting.

Terriaw said...

I'm still piecing together my strips, but I will get there! I think I will have about 46 blocks total, but I do like the size your quilt looks. And I love the movement the fabrics make when each block is turned 90 degrees. So cool to get a chance at free batting - woohoo!

Cathy M said...

It's coming along nicely. I like your fabric choice.

MLE said...

I've never used this kind of batting and would love to give it a try!

angela said...

Your quilt top is fantastic!!! I love the colors of Flights of Fancy and your quilt pattern looks so pretty and cozy already!

amylouwho said...

WOW. Love the way it came together! I just finished sewing up my strips. Plan on cutting them up tomorrow, and then onto the sewing.

You instructions are impeccable! I was just thinking tonight while ironing that it's good to have a 'deadline' each week. It keeps me on schedule and hinders me from procrastinating trying something new! I'm so glad I'm doing this!

And I'm really happy I get to keep this quilt!

Carolyn cdn said...

Now that I've got an idea about the outcome of the strips I do believe I'll join in, nothing ventured nothing gained. Besides I really like the look of this quilt so far. I'd love to try the Warm & Natural...thank you for the chance to win!

Snowbird said...

*waving hand* Pick me!!

I've had every obstacle to my quilting. I found I have no rotary cutter. Found your site & thought I'd try to catch up and just cut out strips with scissors, got distracted by some triangles for a baby quilt. Went to piece the baby quilt, hubby turned off electricity to just the sewing machine (remodeling house stuff). Can you see me pulling out my hair??!!

I would love to win, but I know that whoever does, will be blessed!!

ellen said...

awesome giveaway! i'd definitely use that batting!

Katherine said...

Well, Dang! You make it look so flippin' easy! I'm super impressed! I really love the fabric you chose to make this quilt. I'm re-thinking my choices as I get further along.LOL! Ah well, someone will like it...

Jessie Keating :: Tiny House said...

Yey! I'm so excited to work on this quilt! Strips cut, and sewing them this week. (I'm a bit behind, naturally.)

Starbound Studios said...

That is such great batting! The only kind my mom and I use. And I absolutely love your quilt top! This quilt is on my list of ones to do, just have to get thru the others first!

happyhanigan said...

Love LOVE LOVE it!glad to see I am not the only one that is so far behind. Still scared to cut my fabric lol!

Shorty said...

I love how your quilt has come together! Very cute! I'm hoping all of my seams fit just as nicely as yours did. I'm really enjoying this quilt-along!

Thanks for the opportunity to win the batting. I haven't used that kind before and would love to try it out!

Tee said...

So at first I was a bit panicked because I am a tad bit behind, but now I am panicked because I just looked at the calendar and week seven is going to be the week that July 4th falls...yikes I may have to bring my sewing machine along on our vacation! LOL
Thanks for another chance to win a great prize.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Love the fabric combo! And excellent tips for keeping things neat on the back. I find a lot of people skip this extra care but it makes such a difference!

Lois0607 said...

Thanks for the very clear instructions. This is alot of fun and the end result will be great !

Sheila said...

Your quilt top turned out awesome. And I love clothesline shots! I hope I'm not too late to sign on for the Quiltalong.

danielle said...

wow its looking great! cant wait to get my top done...thanks for the great instructions : )

kelliemorgan said...

I'm using the same fabric, so it is great to see what it will look like this week. Thanks again for the wonderful giveaway!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the extra week, I can use the extra time for sure!

Running a bit behind and still need to assemble my quilt blocks but I'll get there soon! Thanks for the give away.

Sara said...

I couldn't wait--I was so full of energy for this project, I've been sewing my blocks together for two days.

I've got 90 blocks, all from my "yellow" bin, so it will be a queen sized top for MY OWN bed. That's a first for me. Seem to always make charity baby or twin quilts.

I'll call it "Summer Sun".

I'd be glad to try Warm & Natural for this summer quilt.

Alisa said...

This has been so much fun. I love your quilt top as well as all the lovely ones I've seen in the Flckr group. I'd love to try the Warm $ Natural for my very first quilt!

roseylittlethings said...

I am still a bit behind, still sewing strips. I decided to make a queen and I started 2 weeks late, so have about 1/2 of the strips sewn, maybe I will be able to get caught up this week!

D'Lyn said...

I'd go batty without good batting! Please sign me up for the giveaway!

sparklesax said...

I'm loving the quilt a long! I'm knee deep in company and other projects, but loving seeing it all come together.
Peace (or should I say piece?) to you, Sarah

Punkmom said...

You are a great tuter! :-) I can't wait to seee how mine will turn out. I love your fabrics!

Raspberry said...

Oh yay! My husband and I are finishing up a quilt out of all triangles and this would be great.... :)

Anita said...

I love this batting. I can't wait to see the completed quilt.

Zeynep said...

Thanks for the clear instructions and beautiful photos. Your quilt top looks great.

GloJoeSews said...

Your quilt is fabulous. I can't wait til I've got mine all put together. I've never used that type of batting. Hope I win so I can give it a try!

Winona said...

I wanted to use from my stash, so I am so out of my comfort zone. I sure hope my top ends up even half as beautiful as yours. Winona

KIM said...

I just want to say thanks so much for all the pictures and explainations. I really appreciate it. I love Warm and Natural, I use it in my stitchery's. I make alot of pillows out of them so I can attest to the fact that it doesnt bunch up. Thanks again for all the details. Time to sew!!!

Trisha said...

Your quilt is looking so cute! You stopped being distracted and got back on track just in time. Thanks again for this quilt along. It has been so fun so far!

Lisa N said...

Beautiful! I'm so jealous. Now I need to go out and buy all the FOF fabrics:-)

debbievds said...

Your top is fabulous! Would love to use that batting so heres hoping

Kristin said...

Oh I can't wait to get mine all sewn together and see what it will look like. I love warm and natural too! I learned about it from my mom when I was younger and that's all I use. :)

Sarah said...

That looks sooo good!!! You are so clever. I'm sure you could make any fabric look a million dollars with your style. Well done!

Allie said...

You are awesome! I'm getting a very late start, but better late than never!

Sheri said...

Love Warm & Natural. I also love my Shape Cut ruler for cutting strips. This is fun! I have been so busy at school. This has been a stress reliever. Thanks!

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

I was just looking at this batting at the fabric store! It looks great. I would love to win some! :)

Thanks so much for this detailed Quilt-A-Long!

pklaw said...

Love your tutorial - thanks for that! And thanks for the givaway - always fun to enter - would be even more fun to win! Great colors in your quilt top!

Francy said...

Your quilt is so pretty and colorful!

Chris and Abbie said...

Your quilt is so fun and bright! I hope mine looks that good!

Dan and Karen said...

I love your quilt! I can't wait until mine is that far! I like warm and natural batting too! It's the best.

Jane said...

How fun for me that I am using the same fabric as you and I get to "see" my quilt before I sew it!
And another week of giveaways is marvelous! I'll be at the beach for the next two weeks without my sewing machine but I'll catch up and make my quilt top when I get back!
Thanks so much for doing this!

Ducky said...

Wow...that's great!!! Your blocks look really nice sew together.

***LIZ*** said...

Looks great! And I love any chance for more giveaways, extend as much as you like if it means more prizes!

Ultsi said...

I've had a very busy week and haven't had time to sew my stripes together, but I'll be working hard this week to get it ready.

caednkat said...

So pretty! I can't wait to finally get started on mine!

karen said...

My blocks are ready for sewing - I am having so much fun with this. Thanks Dana and thanks for adding an extra week for qulting time I will need it!!!

Taya said...

I'm a week behind. I'll be playing catch up the next 2 days and very happy about the extra week. too.

simple country living! said...

Aloha & I would love to be counted in on your Warm & Natural giveaway! The colors in your quilt are so beautiful & this pattern looks like something I REALLY will try! Thanks for the inspiration!
~blessings~
Leona

Little Dickens Designs said...

I'm a beginning quilter. I love your tutorial. I would love a new quilt for my bed so I may have to try this one you have posted. Your fabrics are wonderful!

I'm working on a baby quilt right now for a friend. I'm going to blog about it tomorrow if you get a chance to stop by (I need to take some natural light photos). I'd love some advice!

Swasey family said...

please pick me.

Emily said...

I haven't started cutting since I'm moving this weekend, but this quilt will be my first one in my new house! Can't wait!

Sara said...

your quilt top (and tutorial) look amazing. oooooooooooh i hope i win some batting!!! :)

Marianne Penner Design said...

Thanks for this awesome quilt-along. Count me in for the batting giveaway.

Andi said...

Your quilt top is stunning.
Here I go!!!!
Andi :-)

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

I've never used anything but Warm & Natural so I can't compare it. But I do love it, that's why its the only stuff in my quilts! Love the quilt top too! That's going to be awesome to wrap up in!

Susannah said...

So I just ordered my fabric for the quilt along, and I have a lot to catch up on, but I'm excited. Hopefully I can win some batting!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I LOVE the quilt! I love Warm and Natural as well. Thanks for the chance to maybe win this! I am so excited.
~a

Meghann said...

I'm loving your quilt top and can't wait to get started putting my blocks together this week and see what I come up with:) Thanks for the extra week that will definitely help with the quilting part. And count me in for the batting giveaway....who doesn't love warm and natural!!

Heidi said...

Love your quilt top. I would love to try the Warm & Natural batting in my quilt. Hope I win. :))

Chantie said...

Hi! Warm and Natural is my favorite, too. Love it! Thanks for the entry!

Karen said...

Warm and Natural ROCKS!!! Looks like a lot of us love it;)

Josefine said...

This quilt-along is a lot of fun, but of course I'm behind so an extra week is welcome :) And yes, some batting too :)

Barb said...

I do love your quilt and can't wait to get started on mine...so excited. Could really use some batting on this island too...thanks for the sewing tips...Have a great day

Miss_Oakden said...

I absolutely love this quilt along.
I have all my fabrics and will be following your quilt along, but I have to wait 3 weeks first to complete my teaching degree. Nearly there though. At the moment the thought of this quilt along is making me smile every day.

Barb said...

I do love your quilt and can't wait to get started on mine...so excited. Could really use some batting on this island too...thanks for the sewing tips...Have a great day

CJ said...

I need to get busy! I'm working on a baby quilt as well and now I need to get caught up with my strips and blocks. But the batting would be GREAT! Thanks!!!

Katy said...

I am having such fun - I love looking at all the different fabrics in the flickr pool, it's amazing to see how everyone will have the same quilt but all so very different.

warm and natural is my favourite batting too - count me in for the giveaway!

Kymy said...

Since I was smart enough to decide I wanted a bigger blanket & I used 12 full yards instead I am still sewing strips/cutting blocks, but I can't wait to start laying it all out & sewing the top together!

MonFilRouge said...

I^m a new quilter and am still looking for the right batting. thanks for the tip!

quiltermom2 said...

WoW! Great trick with the seams!!! I have never thought of that till now... it would really be flatter... hmmm I may have to just join in or do it by myself! Great colors too! :)

Lisa said...

I just bought a ton of Warm and White! Now I wish I bought the Warm and Natural. Oh well, I guess I need to win the giveaway now :)

oblivionsunrise said...

Haven't quite gotten all my blocks cut out of my strips >_< Ah well, thanks for the extra week and the giveaway!

Becky said...

I still haven't sewn my strips together! I need to get with the program. By the way, I used warm and natural on my last quilt and it turned out beautifully!

heather said...

I still haven't even cut out my fabric yet. I really need to get cracking before I am too far behind to catch up. And I am loving the way your quilt top came together, it looks beautiful!!!

Claudia said...

Yippee! I can't wait to see my quilt top together...I'm dreading that part...I'm one of those newbies who feels like making a top takes for-e-ver!

The Random Muse said...

That doesn't look too hard. I think I can do it. Assuming of course that I find time to go to the fabric store and acquire supplies.

Sue said...

I love warm and natural too. Your quilt looks fantastic, I'm still waiting for my fabric to come from USA, I'm in Australia. Lucky I'm not a beginner and can whip it up quickly.

Maggie said...

This has been a great quilt-along. Thank you so much for hosting.

Angela - patch said...

I love your top and my christmas top, too! I am glad for the extra week.

carmel said...

i love the quilt that you made!
i will have to try doing that one!!
and thanks for the giveaway!

Breigh said...

That quilt looks amazing! I missed the quilt along but may go back and do it later if I feel confident enough :)

Thanks for the giveaway!!

p.s. Automatic music on blogs is bad. Baaaad!!

becca said...

beautiful quilt- can't wait to get caught up - and yet another great giveaway!! thanks so much

liz at olliekate said...

Hey Dana! I love how your quilt is shaping up, the colors look so pretty together. And the stars on your wall outside are just great too. Thanks again!
Liz

jac said...

Love reading your quilt-a-long. I'm not participating, though, but after my birtday (I've asked for several quilting supplies) I will surely use your explanation to make a quilt.

Deb said...

I noticed the stars, too! I love them! The fabrics you chose are very nice, and your explanations are detailed enough for me to understand! Thank you.

Amy said...

The fabrics you used are beautiful. I love it.
Thanks for the quilt-a-long!!

Jill in PA said...

I would love to try this batting! Thanks for the giveaway.
Jill

Liz B. said...

I am also a fan of Warm and Natural (I think I often find myself using Warm and White because I put a lot of white in my quilts). I buy my fabric on sale, clearance, or at the surplus store where it's cheap, so the batting is always the most expensive part of the quilt! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Margaret said...

So pretty! I'm going to have to do a huge catchup week with end of school activities taking a toll on sewing time.

Paula said...

ooohhhh....your quilt top is so pretty! I'm having so much fun seeing everyone's fabrics being put together on flicker! I have 48 blocks since I used 14 fabrics instead of 12 so I"m making my quilt 6 blocks X 8 blocks! I actually have someone in my town who has a free arm quilting machine - who knew? Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful batting!

DeeRoo said...

WhoooHooo....batting! I think I actually have a little bit in my closet...guess I should go pull it out and see. Hope you tell us what to do when we don't have a piece that is big enough...I have never been sure how you are supposed to sew/or not sew two pieces of batting to fit your quilt. Thanks again for doing this...I am having so much fun I put together groupings of stash to make 5 more quilts!:) THEN I can feel better about buying more fabric!:)

Gene Black said...

I love the Warm and Natural. I think it makes a nicer quilt. I wish I had used it in my first ever quilt.

BaileyGirl5 said...

I can't wait to put my quilt top together and see what it's going to look like! It's so great to be able to make this quilt with such a great group of people. Thanks for all the work you are doing!! Oh yeah ... hope it win the batting!

Anita in Florida said...

Love all your quilts! I always get stuck on which batting to use...will try Warm and Natural with this quilt...hope I win it!!

Olivia and Me said...

great color combos.. so far so good.. love the giveaway this week once again.. great batting use it often.

Sharyn said...

We've got a lovely rainy Monday - Perfect for row sewing!!! Thanks again for the motivation!

why not sew? said...

the top is so pretty! i am so excited to get mine laid out. i love your hardwood floors by the way.

Bowlby said...

Your quilt is going to be gorgeous. You make it look so easy!

Susan said...

I LOVE Warm and Natural and Warm and White.... I remember when they first came on the market and it was so fun to sew with. I wasn't quilting then, but I dyed the batting and used it to make reindeer and Santas, etc. It's really much more versatile than you would think.

Thanks for a great quilt-along, Dana, I'm having fun playing catch-up!

Mrs. V said...

Hilo, Dana,
I feel like I am making the quilt just by watching your step by step explanations and photos. So does that qualify me to receive free batting, maybe then I'll dig deeper for time to make a quilt??
Hugs from Georgia,
yvonne

Cathy said...

I am loving this quilt and the fact that a large group of people are doing it. I also love this batting.

Carol said...

Thanks for adding an extra week -- I hope that'll be enough for me.
Your quilt looks wonderful!

Beth said...

I love warm and natural! And yes, I am a bit behind. I hope I can catch up this week, I've only sewn a few strip together so far!

Michele said...

Snazzy!

Beth said...

I have seen this product but haven't used it. Thanks so much for this quilt-a-long and all the fun I'm having with it. I have to stop myself from constantly looking at all the lovely work I see. I'm learning so much and having fun - I know it must be hard work for you to have done this - but THANKS!

Jeannie Gan said...

I use and LOVE Warm & Natural batting.
I LOVE your quilt too.

Stacy said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I also have enjoyed all the great pictures on the Flickr group!

Libby said...

I LOVE that batting and I really need some! BTW, Thanks Dana for doing the quilt along. This is so much fun!

Kerry said...

I use only Warm & Natural too! It definitely is the best I've ever used...and so soft, and comfy!!!

Little Miss Shabby said...

Yay! Another great giveaway & a fun week sewing with other great ladies. Thanks so much!

Jen said...

Your quilt is just beautiful!

Lynn Osborne said...

I love how your top came together. So bright and happy! Thanks for the chance to win the batting!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Wow - oh yes please count me in - that would be perfect for the quilt I am making my son (my first quilt actually) I love the fact that it's 100% cotton.

Rochelle said...

The quilt has a great visual effect. Fabulous job. I found warm and natural last year, love that stuff.

Always Sewing said...

Dana
Your quilt is fabulous! Thank you for all the great direction. I can't wait to get my quilt put together.

The Homely Animal said...

I'm so excited to see this week of instructions since I'm also using FOF summer and now I have a little preview of my final top look :) Dana, when this quilt along is finished can your awesome daughter lead the next one? I've love to make her quilt block design (seen in the previous post) for a quilt!

ladmquilter said...

Love you quilt. I love warm and natural it is what I use. I can't wait to catch up my strips are sewn but I am only half way done cutting up my blocks. Yours looks great.

April said...

I am having so much fun doing this! I can't wait to get to stitching my blocks together!

Sheri said...

I really love the fabrics you are using. It is making a really pretty quilt. Your detailed instructions and photos are really helpful. Thanks for all your hard work.

Rachael Adele said...

I'm so excited to see a Flights of Fancy quilt, I'm using that fabric for one of my virtual quilting bees. Thanks for being so generous!

Jenn Baker said...

I have always wanted to try "Warm & Natural" but have been too cheap to give it a go! I would LOVE to win this giveaway!

P.S. I am really enjoying this quilt-along! Thanks for all your time!

Jenn

teambaker1@gmail.com

Sherry said...

Thanks again for this quilt along. Can't wait to start putting my quilt top together today. I love how your quilt top turned out, great choice of colors. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Jaclyn said...

The top came together so well! I love how it turned out! I have been looking for a great batting...

A Joyful Chaos said...

I would love to win this batting and get started quilting my quilt.

Janet said...

Your quilt top is great. Now to catch up. I would love a chance to win the W&N. It is a favorite of mine as well.

DianeCK7 said...

It is great batting! I just uploaded the photo of my blocks last night...better get sewing them together :)

DCK1758@aol.com

Sameday said...

Thank you for doing this quilt along and the giveaways. I can't wait to see how mine comes out.

mendi_brown said...

I'm so ready to start sewing my blocks together. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly said...

I'm just getting started but I will get with the program! Would love to win the batting :)

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grendelskin said...

Thanks for the extra week - some of us will need it! Terrific instructions, and thank you for all of the pressing guidance: it's valuable to know that the time spent at the iron really pays off at the tail end. I could use the Warm N Natural too, this hobby is very addicting and good batting is pricey!

Ani said...

Hello!! I just joined the quilt a long yesterday, choosing my fabrics now and will be fast catching up tonight cutting and sewing strips! This is my kind of sewing! LOL! :)

Best,
Ani

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