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)
like this: Throw (Twin)
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|
|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 entries...so 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!