Garden Steps :: Finishing the Quilt

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This is the final post of the Garden Steps :: Stitch & Quilt Along: finishing the quilt!

I know some of you have e-mailed regarding finishing the quilt, so I apologize for the delay.  All excuses aside, sometimes life just happens to be busier than we imagine, so thank you for your continued patience!  Lesson learned, next time we have a quilt along, the embroideries will be designed and stitched before we start!

I still have a few more to finish, but here is my latest, the label:

Not everyone has loved the label, so some of you have designed your own blocks, which is amazing!  I’m so glad you feel the freedom to improvise, and I love seeing your blocks {you can get a peek in the Flickr group}.

When deciding a layout for your quilt along blocks, I encourage you to reference back to the post I wrote about layout, find it here.  For a quick refresher, when assembling the blocks there are two main layout options:

When assembling the blocks the final round of pieces were left an extra 1/4″ wide, so they measure 2″ after sewing.  Trim all blocks to 16″ square before sewing them together {this should be about 1/4″ off of each edge}.

Whether you add a sashing or not is up to you. I’m planning to add one to my quilt, mostly to make it different from my Embroidery 101 quilt {I’m also planning to free motion quilt this one, except on the embroidered squares}. Since quilt assembly is essentially the same for most quilts {and no one wants to wait until I finish my quilt, hopefully in October, for this post}, please refer to the Embroidery 101 finishing directions for more details:

If you have any questions specific to this design, please leave a comment and I’ll reply to you via e-mail and in the comments {hopefully in a timely manner!}. Also, the linky will be open for one month!  Hopefully that will give everyone a chance to show off their quilt {if you finished and posted in the Flickr group before I wrote this post, I have added your quilt!}.  Thank you so much for stitching along with us!

Don’t forget to show and tell in our Flickr Group! And, if you wrote a blog post about your quilt, we’d love to see it too! {please link to a specific post or Flickr photo}:

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  1. says

    I just finished my quilt top last week and I love it! All the stitcheries are done and I’m ready to sandwich it. I’ll link up once I get a good picture of the top. Thanks so much…it was wonderful to be a part of. I’m glad it wasn’t a rushed project.. I thought the time line was perfect. Again, thanks to you both for a wonderful project!

  2. Ashutosh@Design colleges in delhi says

    I am impressed with your creativity.I was always facinated with designing.I Want to make a bright career in this field .Can you please suggest me some good institutes where i can undersgo training

    or guidance so that i can excell in this field.

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