Monday, November 21, 2016

Vice Versa Block of the Month - November

Hello, everyone! For our 2016 Block of the Month, the Vice Versa quilt, we're going to share a blog post with you every month to show off our blocks, give you tips and tricks, or lend suggestions on how to make sewing your quilt smoother process!

Here's the month you've all been working toward! This month, we'll prepare our background and sashing fabrics and assemble our quilt.


Following the instructions on pages 74-76 of Sister Sampler Quilts by AnneMarie Chany, you can see how your blocks will be combined to form a quilt with a super modern layout. Her diagram on page 76 is very helpful for sewing them all together, but you are not at all obligated to put your blocks in the same places. I would just recommend not putting two of the same blocks next to each other. A design wall would be very helpful for determining your quilt's final layout.

   

After your quilt is assembled, you can quilt it or send it to your favorite longarmer! Kathy Koch of Thread Bear Quilting did a great job quilting with overlapping circles on her longarm. I'm so happy this quilt lives at Pink Castle Fabrics!


The binding complements the fabrics very well in this quilt. Dottie in Bluebird is one of my personal favorites. I love AnneMarie's tutorials for hand- and machine-binding on pages 120-124. Even if you've been quilting and binding for years, her instructions are very clear and easy to read. I forgot how simple joining the ends of binding can be, so I'm glad I read all of the instructions!


That's all for the year! It's been so great following along with all of you. I look forward to seeing all of your finished qults on Instagram! We're using the hashtags #viceversaBOM, #PCFviceversaBOM, and #sistersamplerquilts.

Until next time,
Hayley

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