October 24, 2016

A Trip Around the World Quilt Along {Piecing and Cutting}

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Schedule

The Quilt Along will run from today, Monday, October 10th through December 5th with two weeks between each step.
  • Monday, October 10th: Fabric selection
  • YOU ARE HERE!  Monday, October 24th:  Quilt Along begins with sewing strip sets and tubes together and cutting into segments.  This is steps 1-8 in the pattern, ending at the top of page 4.
  • Monday, November 7th:  Assembly of sections and quilt top.  This is steps 1-5 on pages 4 and 5 of the pattern, as well as steps 1-4 on pages 6-8.
  • Monday, November 21st:  Finished quilts!
  • Quilt Along ends December 5th with a Finished Quilt Grand Parade!
Today we're piecing the strip sets / tubes and cutting the tubes.  This is steps 1-8 in the pattern, ending at the top of page 4.  If you do not have the pattern by Nancy Smith, refer to this tutorial at Quiltville.

Here are a few tips.
  • Number the strips first.  The strips are in order in the kit, but it's still easy to get them out of order without a number written on the back.  I use EZ Quilting Pencils.
  • Take extra care when ironing to not distort the strips by forcing the edge of the iron into the seam.
  • Remember to cut from the left side of the strip set, moving toward the right side with each cut.  Now most of you probably already cut left to right, but I am the odd girl out and cut right to left even though I'm right-handed; it's just the way I learned and am comfortable with.
  •  Keep the tubes in the order they were cut.

You have through Sunday, November 6th to link-up your completed strip sets and tubes in the linky below.  A random entrant will receive a PDF quilt pattern from Busy Hands Patterns.

Winners!

These winners, chosen at random, will receive a PDF quilt pattern from Busy Hands Patterns!
  • Susan from Quilt Block of the Month for promoting the QAL.
  • Shannon from The Flemings Nine for linking her fabric selection.  And since she is my pattern tester and has all of my patterns already, I'll be sending her a surprise goodie instead!
Trip Around the World Quilt Along at Busy Hands Quilts

Link Up!

Link up your sewn strip sets and cut tubes.  Link-up closes Sunday, November 6th.  A random entry will receive a PDF quilt pattern of their choice from Busy Hands Patterns.

2 comments :

Shannon said...

Your fabric is beautiful! Love the color of the strips. I'm making great progress. Almost ready to link up!

desertskyquilts said...

Thank you for the pattern prize! I love the way those strips look laid out together, on the right side. They are SO pretty!