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Thursday, March 28, 2013

More Sashing

Hi Everyone,

I spent all of yesterday afternoon making another unit for the Blogger Girls BOM sashing.  I've mentioned it in passing the past two days.  It is a free Block of the Month by Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts.  If you are interested, you can find all the instructions that we have so far here.  We make one or two blocks each month for six months.  I'm making two, so I will have 12 blocks when completed.  We have half the block patterns so far, and a week or two ago, Monique released the finishing instructions so I'm working on the sashing so that I can have it done when the blocks are all done.  This is proving to be a good plan because this pieced sashing is taking quite a while to do.

This is what we need:

As you can see, we are making many square in a square blocks.  Monique has the coolest rulers that yield the most perfect square in a square, however, it requires "squaring up."  I will take pictures of the steps today when I work on the final unit.

So far, I have the top "G" units completed.  There are 20 of them and they are the corner stones.  I did them on Tuesday.

I spent all yesterday working on the "H" units of the sashing.  We need 31 sashing units, so I had to make 62 of the "H's."  Today I will work on the "I's" and hopefully can get all of them done as well as assemble the sashings.

The blue units are the corner stones and the red units are the "G's."

This is the back of the red.  You can see how the rulers/technique really make for a perfect block.

I'm off to work on the next step!

Have a great day!


  1. I've been meaning to get her square in a square ruler. I have her Fit to be Geese ones and really like them. You wouldn't think it would be so hard to get a perfect square in a square block just making it on your own, but mine always seem to end up a little wonky. I like the colors you've chosen for yours.

  2. What a lovely quilt you're going to have! Love the design... and that you get to select your prints/colors! The quilt is going to be much larger than I thought when I saw the design. Thanks for sharing this info... I'm tempted to start yet another project but have the feeling that I need to enjoy this QAL as a spectator!


  3. The fancy sashing really makes the quilt! Great idea to get it started along the way so that you can take your time.