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Nov 1, 2013

Sisters' Ten BOM: Assemble the Quilt Top

Nov 1, 2013
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All the blocks are finished!  Now it's time to put this bad boy (or should I say "lady") together.  Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month Club is coming to a close.  Can you believe it? I will be so sad to see it end.  This month we assemble the quilt top, next month I will show my completed quilt.  As always, for all things Sisters' Ten, go here.

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Assemble the Quilt Top
1. Lay out assembled blocks, short sashing strips and long sashing strips in rows, following the Quilt Assembly Diagram.  Remember, the background sashing cutting instructions and quantities are here.

For 12" Blocks:                                            For 9" Blocks:
A - 1 1/2" x 12 1/2"                                      A - 1 1/2" x 9 1/2"
B - 12 1/2" x 26 1/2"                                    B - 9 1/2" x 20 1/2"
C - 12 1/2" x 39 1/2"                                   C - 9 1/2" x 30 1/2"
D - 12 1/2" x 40 1/2"                                    D - 9 1/2" x 31 1/2"
E - 1 1/2" x 77 1/2"                                      E - 1 1/2" x 59 1/2"

I encourage you to layout the blocks in an arrangement that suits your color distribution in your blocks.  I have sketched the layout I chose below (although I only have one colorway for each block in the diagram) - it is based solely on how I found the blocks visually pleasing.  Play with it!  Try different arrangements... Try rotating some blocks... Take a picture of each variation to help you decide.  

The only preconceived notion I had when laying out my blocks was that I wanted October's Frame block in the corners of the quilt (especially the label block).  Believe me, the engineer in me toyed with making everything perfectly symmetrical, but in the end random placement won out.  :)

Quilt Assembly Diagram

2.  Sew each of the six rows together, pressing seams toward the sashing strips.

3.  Sew the rows together, making sure to sew a long sashing strip in between the rows.  There is NO sashing strip at the top or bottom of the quilt (only in between the rows).

4.  The quilt top is now complete!







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10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Can't wait to get mine put together!

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  2. This looks amazing as a quilt top! Congrats! Can't wait to put mine together soon :)

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  3. I am sorry I missed this one! I love the blocks along with the negative space!

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  4. I have just finishing putting mine together. I love it! Did I miss a post about borders and backing or are we waiting till December for that?

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    1. Cathy- I did not add any borders to my quilt, so I do not have instructions for that. Feel free to add them yourself though! I'll post backing info in December. AM

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    2. Thanks AnneMarie. I will have a think about whether I need borders or not. Meanwhile I will take some pics and post them on the Flickr group. I really want to thank you for this BOM. It was my way back into patchwork and quilting after a 20 year gap while I had four children and the sewing machine was only used for repairs and curtains. They have all left home now (though they are not too far away thankfully) and I have a sewing room and a lovely shiny new Bernina. I have also discovered all these wonderful blogs to inspire me. You were the first one I found though so thank-you so much.

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    3. Aww! Thank YOU so much Cathy! Hearing things like this make what I do worthwhile.... when I can hear of someone else be bitten by the quilting bug as much myself. So glad to have you along for the BOM and glad to hear of your return to quilting. Can't wait to see your quilt! AM

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  5. It looks fabulous! I'm excited to put mine together.

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  6. It looks tremendous! Thanks for the sharing.

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