100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along: Assembling the Quilt Top

assembling the quilt top 100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along: Assembling the Quilt Top

This is the 4th Installment in the 100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along! All of the posts can be found here:

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My Quilt Along quilt is coming right along . . . I have basted it and even started on the quilting.  I didn’t get a picture of the quilt top before I started basting it (afternoon rain in Virginia is more common than I remembered!) This morning, I ran outside in jeans and a long sleeve shirt in 90 degrees to snap a very quick picture in my semi-shady, mosquito infested backyard. I also ran out of basting pins, so used spray baste for the last part.  That’s how we roll in the summertime, I guess. But it gives you an idea of what the quilt will look like

Today’s post is about assembling the quilt top. You should have foundation pieced your blocks, sewn them together, and taken the paper off by now.
Baby Quilt Stats: 40” x 48”, four 12” string blocks
Large Throw Quilt Stats: 64” x 80”, four 20” string blocks
Remember, there are no Quilt Along police, you are welcome to make your pieces bigger or smaller than the instructions say. Other ideas include using different colored neutrals in the background, or piecing strips of colored fabric into the background like I did.

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Baby Quilt Assembly

Cutting Instructions Baby 100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along: Assembling the Quilt Top
If you are making the smaller sized quilt, assemble the pieces according to this diagram:
Sew one white solid 13” x 23.5” piece on top of your string blocks.
Next, sew the other 13”  x 23.5” piece on the bottom of your string blocks.
Press seams well.
Pin and sew the 13” x 48” piece on the left side of the quilt. Press seams, and sew the 5” x 48” piece on the right side of the quilt. Press well. Trim if necessary. Voila! A simple quilt top, finished.
Throw Quilt Assembly
Throw Quilt Cutting Instructions 100 Quilts for Kids Quilt Along: Assembling the Quilt Top

If you are making the larger sized quilt, assemble the pieces accordingly:

Sew the 21” x 39.5” piece on top of your string blocks.

Next, sew the 21” x 39.5” piece on the bottom of your string blocks.

Press seams well.

Pin and sew the 18.25” x 80” piece on the left side of the quilt. Press seams, and sew the 8.25” x 80” piece on the right side of the quilt. Press well. Trim if necessary. Voila! A simple quilt top, finished.

Next week, I will have a fun giveaway and a guest post by one of my favorite quilters. Stay tuned!
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Note: If you want to add something different, try piecing a strip of fabric into one of the long white strips, like I did.


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One Comment

  1. Posted August 10, 2012 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    Katie, your quilt is so pretty! I love this design, and hope to have a chance to try it out soon! Thanks for the shout out for Quilting For Good Tuesdays, too – it’s always so much fun to see what others are making for charity out there!!

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