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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Busy B's

Here is the rest of row B.
I have joined 3 rows now - can anyone tell me whether you join the rows together with one long strip or in shorter sections? I would like to join the 3 rows together to see how it looks.










LynCC said...

Hi Julianne, These are very pretty! I've seen Dear Jane quilts made several ways - with long single sashing strips between rows (I've seen people say to measure and mark where all the seams should hit if you do this), with pieced sashing strips that created tiny colored squares in all the junctions (I'll be doing that with my Rainbow Jane), and also with pieced all-one-color (I guess so she could butt all the seams together - or maybe she was going to do colored squares but changed her mind).

Pip said...

You can do it whichever way you please, I've done it both ways, regardless make sure your all your blocks are 4 1/2" finished, and check that your machine is doing a true 1/4" seam, some people prefer a scant 1/4" and I checked that each block was 4" when sashed, and also checked the sashing was 1/2" finished, a little bit out on each block builds up to quite a bit by the end of the row.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

When I used to quilt I would join the long rows together. Somehow that seemed more satisfying to me. But I was doing it all by hand and maybe that made a difference! Lovely blog, by the way!

Quiltingranny said...

I just love the blue and white!

Julianne said...

Thanks girls for your tips...........I will have a go and see which one is the easiest!!!!

Vicki ♥ said...

Wow Juliane your blocks are just perfect! Love them and I too need to decide how I am going to join mine all together too. Will be fun.
Vicki x

Loretta said...

Beautiful pieces. Some of these remind me of my childhood and mother's dresses.

Minka's Studio said...

Really love your B13.

Minka's Studio said...

BTW, I'm doing a basketweave sashing, primarily because I'm almost out of the background fabric and that would save me small amounts here and there. It's been a real pain and I don't recommend it to anyone....I'm not even sure it's going to show, but I'm hoping I can make it show by the way I quilt it. If you want to read about it, here's a link: http://www.minkasstudio.blogspot.com/2011/09/woven-sashing-true-basic-unit_11.html