So, how are your Dashing Hues coming along? Are you having fun? Are you experimenting with some new colours?
It wasn’t long before all my blocks were done….
(trimmings from the hst, in case you were wondering!!)
I dutifully counted them all….
…and came up with the magical number of 38! Er….um…..nothing goes into 38! Double checked with The Golfer……no, nothing goes into 38! Obviously a miscalculation, so it was back to the cutting board and machine to make another four blocks! Now with 42 blocks, time for a lay out on my design
wall floor – easy peasy 6 x 7.
(and would you believe there was one left over…..arrrrgh!! I’m blaming it on the heat!!)
Pretty happy with that riot of colour!
Next, a great way to stitch them together.
Keeping the top block on top, stack the blocks in columns
and label each column with their consecutive numbers
Pick up columns 1 and 2
Take the first block from column 1 and the first block from column 2.
Place them right sides together and take to the machine. The columns are going to be chain pieced, so do NOT take them out of the machine at the end of the seam!!
take the second block from column 1 and the second block from column 2
Place right sides together and sew them too. Continue with all the blocks from column 1 and column 2. Once the last two blocks have been sewn together take out of the machine.
Can you see the chain of stitches holding the columns together?
Next, pick up the column 3 blocks
Take the first block from column 3
lay it right sides together with the first block of column 2
and sew. Keep chain piece adding the column 3 blocks.
Keep adding the columns of blocks sequentially
Once done, press all the first row block joining seams to the left, and second row block joining seams to the right
Continue pressing the seams alternately.
Sew the rows together; abut the seams and pin, then stitch
Before you know it, it’s together!
Now it just needs a border! (My quilt holder upperer wasn’t available to help, hence the design
wall floor pic!)
How big are you making your Dashing Hues? (Find part 1 of Dashing Hues here)