Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shadowbox Quilt: Color-block Layout

There on the left is the printout of the color-block layout, so I rearranged the blocks and am now ready to sew on the sashings

Shadowbox Quilt: Steps 7 & 8

    Step 7: Sew on all the longer black and white strips, making sure the black ends meet at the corner.  This makes the shadow.


Step 8:  I have them lined up in five stacks of six blocks, so I can keep the original color-block layout. 

Of course, that got mixed up when I had to rip out a couple of seams and add those blocks back in out of order.  Fortunately, I had taken a picture early on of the order, and enlarged it and printed it out so I could see how they were supposed to go, once I had all these seams pressed open.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Shadowbox Quilt: Step 6

All the parts sorted and ready to assemble. On the far right my the photo copy of the finished quilt top.

The white strips are the WOF x 2" strips for the rest of the sashing, and some to be cut into 2" squares.

Thirty each of  black and white  9 1/2" x 1 1/2" , and 10 1/2" x 1 /12" shadow strips.
Thirty 9 1/2" color print squares--5 rows of 6 squares, two from each fat quarter.

I still have to cut the outer border--it's black in the pattern I'm following, but you can do it any color, and the backing is going to be the same white print, I think, because I have a lot of it.  We'll see when the time comes for that part of it.  I'll wait to do the border till when I see how big the top is once assembled and go from there.

Shadowbox Quilt: Step 5

Pressed and clipped

Shadowbox Quilt: Step 4

Pressing to the dark side

Shadowbox Quilt: Step 3

All in a line ready to press to the dark side and clip apart.  You can use  the rotary cutter, but since its all on the ironing board, I just used my scissors.

Shadowbox Quilt: Step 2

This pic is of the 9 1/2" x 1 1/2" black strips being sewn onto the WOF (Width of Fabric) 1 1/2" white print strip  I'm sewing them with a scant 1/4" seam allowance.

Shadowbox Quilt: Step 1...

Step 1 cutting shadow: thirty 9 1/2" x 1 1/2", thirty 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" black;
 and WOF x 1 1/2" white print fabric--sashing strips.

 Actually, step 1a was purchasing, washing and ironing the 30 fat quarters for the focal blocks. You can see them in Step six.

I'm re-doing  the posting of this quilt notes as a tutorial, so check back later.

This is the quilt pattern image from