We are nearing the end of the sew-along. We have row #10 Stocking this week. There are quite a few pieces, but it's an easy block to piece.
I went through all of my scrap pieces from making previous blocks and sorted them out by size, to utilize these pieces, then cut largest to smallest pieces.
Here is a list for you...
White with silver dot background pieces...
E-6 Draw diagonal line.
N-6 Draw diagonal line.
H-6 Draw diagonal line.
O-48 (I used larger pieces and trimmed after sewing.) Draw diagonal line.
Aqua 6 fabrics
C-1 of each fabric
Red 6 fabrics
Step 1. You will need your L and O fabrics. You are making flying geese. You will want to make sure of how your directional fabric will lay in the final block. Make 4.
When I sewed my rows together for my stars I sewed with the flying geese on top so I could see the 1/4" seam and the point of the goose. That way I got a sharp point.
Your next step, is to add piece J to the top of the star. Press towards J.
Sew piece F to bottom of star. Press towards F.
Trim 1/4" from seam and press towards white.
Add piece D to right side of stocking. Press towards D.
Take piece G and piece N. Lay piece N so the diagonal line is from lower left to upper right.
Sew on line.
Trim to 1/4" and press to white.
Add piece H to N/G. This piece will on the lower left of the stocking. Sew from upper left to lower right.
Trim seam to 1/4" and press towards white.
Sew I to the toe of the stocking. Press towards I.
Sew the toe of the stocking to the stocking. I pressed my seam to the left.
Six stockings finished. Now to add the cuff.
Sew piece B and C together, with the white B on the left. Press towards C.
Sew pieces B/C to top of stocking. Press towards cuff.
Add A to both sides. Press towards A.
Decide layout of blocks. Sew together.
Finished row. Measure row to make sure it measures 72-1/2". Trim as needed.
I then sewed my bottom border to the balance of the quilt. You'll need to make sure they are also 72-1/2". While I had some time, I added my side borders to the quilt. In order to get an accurate measurement, I measure the quilt on the left side, then the right side, and lastly down the center of the quilt. In a perfect world they should all be the same or close. If two of the three measurements are the same, I go with this measurement. If they are different, I add them together and divide by three to get the average of the measurements. I will round up to get to the closest 1/4".
The top is now complete and ready to quilt or send to the quilter. I'll be back in a couple weeks with pics from my completed quilt.
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