Bonnie and Camille Quilt Bee
Shine on Sampler-Month 12
Written by Brenda
If you’ve been following along, you know that we are on our final month of the Quilt Bee. Making a few flying geese units and adding some sashing are the last steps of this gorgeous quilt. I have to say, I’ve been very impressed with the directions in this book. Everything is clear and goes together beautifully. After basting the quilt with some 505 spray and our wide back cuddle fabric, I chose to quilt it simply with a vertical wavy line spaced so that it would follow the major seam lines. This can be done with either a walking foot or with free motion quilting. The blue and white striped binding adds a touch of whimsy!
For those of you who bought the kit, you noticed that it was very generously cut so there is quite a bit of extra fabric. The book has many other projects that will help you make use of some of that extra yardage. Another option would be to make some of your favorite blocks and make several smaller quilts. That's what I chose to do.
I made one large block to be the center of the quilt, like a medallion. Then I made some of my favorite blocks. After I had several of them made, I started to play around with the blocks on my design wall. After I had a layout idea, I made some more blocks to fill in the gaps.
If you’ve followed my blog posts, you know that I am a visual person, so after getting a feel for the layout, I got out my graph paper. I drew squares for all of the blocks and laid them on another piece of graph paper according to the arrangement I had made. After doing that, I decided to rearrange the blocks a bit to come to my final arrangement. The graph paper, scaled at 2 inches per square, showed me how big to make my sashing units. Always remember to add an extra half inch for the seam allowances!
Then it was time to cut the sashing units and sew the sections together. I think it will make a very sweet little girl quilt for someone at my church. I hope you have enjoyed following my process. Please share your quilts in our Pine Cone Peeps Facebook Page. We all would love to see your creations!
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