Treasures in the scrap bin sew along week three

October 31, 2019 23 Comments

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Wow! it has been so great to see what you have all created, I have loved seeing all your fabulous blocks. This week we are going to start off with a wonderful giveaway from Sentimental Stitches, they have kindly sponsored a giveaway for one of their fabulous PDF patterns. All you need to do is leave a comment here telling us what your favourite part of the process is when making a quilt.

This week we are sewing the blocks together to create the center of the quilt. I can see that some of you have already finished this step and you have done a fabulous job. It is just wonderful all the pictures that are being added to the Sharon Keightley Quilts facebook group. The link is below if you have not had a chance to join.

 I tested out my fabrics with the Shoo Fly blocks to make sure they were going to blend in well.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

As with last week, I make the half-square triangle blocks as in the book. I find this method works best for me. I just love the pink flowers in the floral fabric used in these blocks.

Sew Along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

After making these I laid out the blocks I had fun laying out the blocks to get the arrangement that worked for me.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

When I had the blocks how I thought they looked good, I took a black and white photo just to be sure they were all blending together nicely.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

The next step was to choose the fabrics for the setting triangles, I tested a few fabrics out.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Now that I had decided on the setting triangles I then proceeded to cut them out and realized that there was a small error in the book. Oh NO! the instructions call for cutting 3 squares for the side setting triangles, but it should be 4 squares. So please be aware of that, so sorry this has happened.

Here is my final layout.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Close up

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Now its time to sew the rows together. I gather up each row, keeping the blocks in the correct order by layering them. Then I  take them to the sewing machine.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

When stitching the rows I start with the sewing the first block to the setting triangle.

Pinning first. Make sure the square end of the triangle is flush with the block.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

I always start stitching with my needle down. I have a magnet guide to give me a consistent 1/4 inch seam, as this is not an accurate 1/4 inch foot. I like the guide as it is solid and higher than the fabric so there is no guessing. The fabric nests right up against the guide. When I get an accurate 1/4 inch seam it makes me really happy, and sewing is so much more pleasurable.

I pin the next block in place. Making sure the edges are flush. Then I stitch all the rows together in this fashion.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

In this picture, you can see that my needle is down in front and ready to go.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Stitching all the blocks in each row, then stitching row by row until the center is completed.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Before adding the corner triangles on I trimmed the bunny ears.

Sew along | Sharon Keightley Quilts

 Well, this is all I have to say this week, I hope you have enjoyed it.

Please take a look at our fabulous sponsor's website for more quilty goodness.

I hope I have covered everything, please leave a comment, share your tips. If you have any questions I can answer them here.

Join me on the 6th of November for week five. Sewing the borders. 

If you are new to the sew-along take a look at previous blog posts for the sew-along here

All piecing instructions are on page 14 of the Autumn Bouquet book. 

If you are still waiting for your book to arrive, don't worry..... there is still plenty of time. You can join in the sew-along at any time and work at your own pace. 

I can't wait to share all my tips with you all and learn your tips too. Sharing the process is so much fun so please post pictures to my facebook group or Instagram.   

You can follow along on the Sew Along via my blog posts, Facebook group and Instagram. There will be a hashtag on Instagram #treasuresfromthescrapbin you can post to or you can join my Facebook group so you can post your pictures there and share with everyone else in the group.

If you are signed up to my newsletter all information will be posted in the newsletters.

You will need to have a copy of my book Autumn Bouquet, for the Sew Along. You can find the book online a Martingale or Amazon or here on my website.

My Instagram is @sharonkeightleyquilts

Facebook Group link here

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, good luck with the next giveaway coming up.

hope you will join in with the fun.

Happy Stitching

Sharon

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23 Responses

Loris Mills
Loris Mills

November 06, 2019

I am really enjoying this sew along! Choosing fabrics for a project is often my favorite but I always seem to love just sewing all the pieces together in the blocks feels great :-) Thank you for all the inspiration and tips!

Debra Harry
Debra Harry

November 06, 2019

My favorite part of the quilting process is selecting fabrics!!

Susan`
Susan`

November 06, 2019

I don’t have the book in front of me, but it looks like there are 5 triangles on the sides, so wouldn’t that need 5 squares? I like your choices of pretty prints. That’s something I don’t have a lot of in my repro stash. I guess I don’t think floral very much, but it really is pretty in this quilt.

Monique
Monique

November 04, 2019

Oh, and my favorite part of making a quilt is deciding on the fabrics!

Monique
Monique

November 04, 2019

I’ve ordered the book and begun pulling fabrics to make this lovely little quilt. Thanks so much for having this sew-along!

barbara rogers
barbara rogers

November 04, 2019

My favorite part is piecing the blocks — it is fascinating to me! Thank you for your inspirations.

Evonne Cook
Evonne Cook

November 04, 2019

Whoops! My favorite part of the whole quilting process is cutting up the fabrics & sewing them back together! It is so relaxing to me!

Evonne Cook
Evonne Cook

November 04, 2019

I am so excited to get time to pick out fabrics & get started on this happy journey with you, Sharon! Love your new book; my local shop owner had it in so I could not resist it. I am getting a late start but I hope to catch up! Thanks so much!

Cheryl S.
Cheryl S.

November 02, 2019

My favorite part of making a quilt is pretty much all of it but I really love playing with my stash and picking out the fabrics to go together.

Marcia Fette
Marcia Fette

November 02, 2019

I love the process of picking out the fabric I will use. I have bins of scraps that I go through for my projects. I continue to find scraps of favorite fabrics that seem to make an appearance in all of my quilts. But it is difficult to pick only one part of the process. I enjoy it all except for cleaning my sewing room after I have completed a project.

Cindy Jopling
Cindy Jopling

November 02, 2019

I love the process of auditioning fabric for keys areas such setting triangles, borders and bindings. I like to use a design walk/board. The vertical orientation is easy to view over time while working on other items nearby. Often the confirmation comes when I least expect it.

Ronnie Rutter
Ronnie Rutter

November 02, 2019

My favourite part is choosing the fabric. Chopping and changing things around to see how many different fabrics I can get to play nicely together.

Carol Ramsey
Carol Ramsey

November 02, 2019

My favorite part of quilting is picking out the fabric. And my worst part is sewing that binding down! Lol

Annette Moore
Annette Moore

November 02, 2019

Love! Love! Love! Your choices of fabric. Hope mine looks as good

Carole Coley
Carole Coley

November 02, 2019

Thanks for all the great photos and descriptions of your construction. I used a similar process, and was pleased the blocks turned out well. What is your advice for making the best Shoo Fly blocks. No matter how hard I try to cut precisely I always seem to have one point out of four that has a shy 1/4” seam allowance. if I were to over size a bit I still have to trim down to the proper size and that over sizing wouldn’t necessarily fix the problem.

Kim
Kim

November 02, 2019

Hi Sharon! I am loving your sew along! I’m trying to keep up too which is an accomplishment for me!!! My favorite part of quilting is actually the hand quilting part! I am almost 57 years old and I learned to hand quilt from my mother when I was in high school at the age of 17. That was when I made my first quilt. I finished it right before I got married when I was 20! It was a scrap quilt and I still have it today. It’s falling apart but my 29 year old Down syndrome boy loves it on his bed so that’s where it’s at!!!:) I love to hand quilt!

Sandy H
Sandy H

November 02, 2019

I forgot to say that my favourite part of making a quilt IS choosing the fabric…and of course seeing it coming together. grin

Sandy H
Sandy H

November 02, 2019

I so hope to be able to catch up and do this great pattern! I love these shoo-fly blocks. Now, to choose the fabric! Thanks, Sharon, for this sew-along. grin

Darlene Slocum
Darlene Slocum

November 02, 2019

My favorite part of quilting is getting some finished blocks on my design wall and checking if my colors blend well.

Sheila S
Sheila S

November 02, 2019

Looking at your quilting instructions, I observed that you used more then one background (light) fabric in many of your blocks. For the many years that I have been sewing/making quilts, I have just used one, but I can see from your block that using more then the single background makes a more interesting and beautiful quilt block.

Janet T
Janet T

November 02, 2019

Although I am not that far along, I am loving this QAL!

Becky Herron
Becky Herron

November 02, 2019

It has been very interesting to hear your thought process here and with other previous blog When you take a class or read a blog there is always some idea that you can squirrel away for later projects. Think of as an acorn full of great ideas. Keep up the great work. Love your projects.

Tonianne Nelson
Tonianne Nelson

November 02, 2019

MY favorite part of quilt process, is seeing how my fabric selections come together with the quilt pattern itself! Some times my selections are great, and sometimes not so great. LOVE it when it works!!!

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