Monday, July 20, 2015

Red, White and True Quilt Along: Sewing #4 and a giveaway!

Are you all caught up and ready for the next sewing direction in the Red, White and True Quilt Along? Let's get started!

 Remember:Throw/Twin amounts will be listed with the Twin in parenthesis 
     like this: Throw (Twin)

Take out:
   All Background 4.5" squares
   16 (32) Color One Red Stripsets
   16 (32) Color Two Blue Stripsets
    8 (16) Quarter Square Triangles

Assemble 8 (16) Background Axel blocks as shown. Press each of the three rows towards the stripsets, as shown.

When pressing the block rows, press the block rows towards the center on half of the blocks, as shown below. 

Press the block rows towards the outer edges of the block on the other half of the blocks. This will help when putting the quilt rows together. After you have pressed all 8 (16) of your blocks you can relax and kick back until next Monday. Good job!

Not so great picture of the baby quilt background block

Here is the background block for the baby quilt. 

Baby quilt border fabric

I decided to make a few extra blocks using 4.5" squares of the border print fabric in the corners of the blocks instead of the background for the baby quilt. So it will have 4 block colorings instead of three.

Don't forget to play along by posting some pictures of your progress on your blog, or on the Red, White and True Flickr Group page. Let me know if you do so I can take a peek. and link to it on a future blog post. You can download and print the free PDF directions for the Red, White and True Quilt Along: Sewing #4 at my Craftsy store.

Now it's time for a surprise giveaway! Do you like surprises? I love them! Read on:

I have a fat quarter set of five Suzy's Zoo holiday fabrics that need a new home just in time for holiday sewing. If you are making the Red, White and True quilt, comment on your progress to win these cute fabrics.  Which step are you on? Are you printing and saving the directions to make later? If you are not making Red, White and True, comment on what you would make with these cute fabrics if you win them. Please respond in the comments below and I will choose a winner on Friday, July 24. I am using Rafflecopter to keep track of the please click on the Rafflecopter box Leave a blog post comment to register for the giveaway. Then you can comment below as always. 
Aren't these adorable?
Please include your email in the comment if you are a no-reply blogger. I can't contact you if you win without it.

Jenelle of Bizy Stitches won the Suzy's Zoo Fat Quarter pack! Congrats Jenelle! Thanks to everyone for participating! There will be a special giveaway at the end of the Red, White and True QAL....stay tuned!


Pris said...

The Red White and True is the first thing I look for on Monday morning! My goal is to get it done on Monday, but usually takes a couple more days than that. I really like this pattern and your instructions are great! Thanks, Pris

Jane Dietl said...

I am up to date on my project. Many people have complimented my work and asked where they can get the pattern.

Rachel said...

Jean, I am caught up and will start July 20 directions sometime this week. Need to learn how to add text to my picture so you know it came from me. Fun and easy to keep up weekly!

Patricia said...

I am printing and saving the instructions to make it about November.

Peggy said...

I would use these to make gifts for children in a domestic violence shelter.

FIBERONE said...

I like surprise giveaways. Although I cannot make this quilt now, I will put it on my "to do" list.

BizyStitches said...

I've been watching about the Red/White/& True progress. My granddaughter is spending the summer with us, so I plan on starting mine when she goes back home at the end of the month. Looks like a fun time.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oops! I'm behind on my blocks. I spent time packing up to go play with vintage machines in Michigan. I did stitch a couple of seams yesterday afternoon.

anna brown said...

hmmmmmmm i need to make a baby quilt for a boy baby so maybe this fabric would be right up my alley.......Or a tote would be cool

Sue said...

Just found this QAL and 2 new grandbabies expected in the next 6 weeks I plan to save the instructions for stitching in the winter. Suzy's Zoo is sew cute... they would make great holiday mug rugs.
Thanks for sharing your talents.

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

These are so cute. They would make great fabric for projects I am working on for my little ones. I want to make them each little stockings. Or it might be cute for some sewn garland in fun Christmas shapes.

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Kathy Davis said...

I make I SPY quilts for local fundraisers, These fabrics would be great in these quilts.

Andrea York said...

I am printing them to make later this Fall!

Kathy Erickson said...

Hi there, Jean! I am on the other side of Iowa from you, in Dubuque! I have been a long-time lover of Suzy's Zoo, but haven't ever seen it printed on fabrics. I would use this bundle to make gift bags for the holidays. I'm trying to replace my habit of buying and using paper gift wrap by using fabric bags of all sizes!

OhioLori said...

Just seeing your QAL no progress from me, lol But these Fabrics are Awesome!! I would use to make sweeeet quilt for our new lil' Granbaby..for a "First Christmas Quilt" ! Adorable Suzy Zoo them! Thanks for chance to win! :)

Vicki H said...

I am hoping to work on the QAL in the fall.

GranChris said...

I'm in the middle of Christmas but I will save for a later date. I like R,W and B.

Anonymous said...

I would love to use this fabric for children's I spy quilts.

Dody said...

I haven't made this quilt . But I really like the block ,it's looks like a present with a bow on it. Very cute,and it looks fairly easy. Thank you.

mlhummy said...

I'm very new to quilting and am looking for tutorials like this it help me gain some confidence. :) I think I would use that cute fabric to make a small tree skirt for my little granddaughter's tree.
mlhummy at yahoo dot com

Claire Sutherland said...

I would use these for my cross stitch xmas ornaments x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Cheryl Breitenfeldt said...

I would make a quilt for my new grandson. Those fabrics are so cute!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Oh my gosh I've always loved Suzy's Zoo in the Current Catalogs I'd get! I'd love to make some cute pillowcases with them! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @