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Handmade With Love Sew Along – Week 9

By July 27, 2017blog

What a fun sew along this has been! Thanks for coming along on the ride with me 🙂

If you want to go back and see what we did each week, click here.

This week is putting our quilt top together. A bit of sashing, deciding the layout of all those cute presents (wishing they were real ones and I could open them all!) and then thinking about basting, quilting and binding!

And this is my quilt top!  I am thrilled with how it turned out! I must say, about week 3 I was really questioning my fabric selection as the blocks were very BRIGHT! But with all that white sashing and space, they look fab 🙂

I only did 4 blocks per row so my quilt is a bit smaller than the pattern, but as our Xmas is in the middle of a stinking hot Australian summer, snuggling under a quilt just wasn’t going to be on the agenda!

I am thinking it might be more like sitting on it on the floor whilst drooling over wrapped presents under the tree… hoping that the sticky tape ‘accidentally’ falls off an end…. 🙂

As these present blocks aren’t all the same size I didn’t have to worry too much about lining them up. If I have a quilt that has blocks that require lining up perfectly, I sash each side and bottom of the individual blocks and then put them together. Makes it easier than trying to line up a whole row with one long row of sashing in between.

Can’t wait to see how your quilts come together.

Check out the #hwlsewalong tag on Instagram to see how everyone is going with their quilts/table runners / cushions!

Thanks so much for following along with the fun!

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