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Handmade With Love Sew Along – Week 9

By July 27, 2017May 4th, 2018blog

What a fun sew along this has been! Thanks for coming along on the ride with me ๐Ÿ™‚

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!ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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…. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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