Quarantine Quilt Challenge Week 12 ~ The Final Reveal
What a wild and crazy spring it’s been. From quarantine and shelter-in-place to toilet paper shortages, who would have thought at the beginning of the year how upside-down our world would have become? I hope this quilt-along has helped ease some of the stress and anxiety associated with the upheaval brought on by current events.
Along with this week’s block, I will be adding setting/finishing directions. Sawtooth Star from Quilter’s Cache is another simple block composed of half-square triangles and squares.
For those of you just joining in, the instructions and cutting directions for the rest of the quilt can be found at the following links:
- Introduction – the Details
- Week 1
- Week 2
- Week 3
- Week 4
- Week 5
- Week 6
- Week 7
- Week 8
- Week 9
- Week 10
- Week 11
REMEMBER to keep your ruler line ON the fabric to ensure proper unit size.
As I was reading over the pattern, I decided to make flying geese using the 4-in-1 method instead of going to the extra work of half-square triangles. I can make a set of four in under 7 minutes, and that’s with trimming.
Once those were made, I moved on to the center pinwheel. You only need to make 4 half-square triangles and they go together pretty quickly if you speed piece them.
Press and trim.
Following the diagram, stitch the HSTs in pairs. Press to the dark side.
Sew the pair together to form the pinwheel.
Lay the units out.
Attach a flying geese unit to two sides of the pinwheel. Press seams toward the center.
Attach a square to each of the remaining two flying geese units. Press seams toward the squares.
Join the three rows together. Press seams open.
You now have a finished Sawtooth Star.
As I mentioned, today is the reveal of the finished Quarantine Quilt. Here is my Quarantine Quilt and the finishing directions.
In other news…
I didn’t complete my personal challenge to create the Halloween Figs Sampler BOM quilt. This sampler is made with the most luscious non-Halloween fabrics I have ever seen, The first 10 days I finished each task, but days/months 11 & 12 were just too involved. They entailed the assembly of the blocks into a finished top. Day 11 I was able to assemble 90% of the sampler part, but then received a phone call from a friend that went into the wee hours. That was Saturday.
Sunday I finished putting all of the blocks together and cut out the borders. Monday, day 12, was a bust as life intruded and I wasn’t able to get into my sewing room. Tuesday I was able to sew the pieced border. I spent Wednesday running errands, finishing up this post, and proofing the finishing directions. Thursday I went to Temperance with Mom for a bit of shopping. And today I’m taking a friend who doesn’t drive to visit her cousin. I might, might have a chance to work on the borders over the weekend.
If you’re on Instagram, share your progress using the hashtags #quarantinequiltchallenge and/or #texasquilters.
That’s pretty much all the news for this week. I’m tired and plan to take a break. I’ve been wanting to take a trip north and my birthday is next week, so Junior and I are going to go sight-seeing.
Have a very blessed week.
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