So excited to share my finished BOM quilt with you all today. I seriously am in LOVE with how this quilt came together. It is easily one of my all time fave quilts that I have made.
I think I might be a little insane though cause I decided to put an all white backing on this quilt. So I keep it in my sewing room to keep the kids and hubby away from it.
For those of you sewing along with me your finishing quilt came with the following fabrics: Grey (this will be your frames and cornerstones, white with mint leaves (this will be your sashing) red and aqua paisley (this is your border print and stripe piece (this is your binding). BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING MAKE SURE ALL YOUR BLOCKS ARE THE SAME SIZE!!!!
A couple things that I did different than the pattern when putting my quilt together:
- When cutting your block frames cut these: cut (14) 1″ x WOF strips. From 6 of those strips you will cut 24 pieces to 1″x 10 1/2″ (your blocks should be 10 1/2″ square if they are smaller (ie 10″) cut them to 1″ x the size of your block) and from the other 8 strips cut 24 pieces to 1″ 11 1/2″
- Borders: I chose not to do the borders with the paper piecing segments. If your blocks are smaller than the 10 1/2″ they should be the math they give you for your borders won’t work. So instead I did regular borders. Diary of a Quilter has a great tutorial on how to properly put on borders. I cut (7) strips at 5″ ax wof and sewed them end to end. Then cut them to the needed length of my quilt.
- To make the process go a little faster I did chain piecing when sewing my frames on. Meaning I sewed all the blocks on one side then switched and did the other side. Pressed them towards the grey then sewed the top of all the blocks. Then the bottom of all the blocks.
- You can lay your blocks out in any order. I started by laying mine out like the picture on the front of your pattern and then I moved and rotated blocks until I got the look I wanted.
I hope you love your quilt as much as I love mine. I am here to help if you have any questions!