Hello! Today I am starting my very first sew along with the Winter Wonderland book and I hope that you are sewing along with me!
Grab your book and turn to the Winter Nights pattern on page 33~
I am very excited about this! I love this quilt and think it looks great out of the wintery blues and creams. But I have wanted to see it cut from fat 1/4's so it's really scrappy. I just love scrappy quilts! I will be using bright and summery fabrics for a totally new look. Just because it's a Christmas book doesn't mean we can't use different fabrics and make the quilts for other seasons too right?!?
I have cut out all the units needed for the star blocks~
And today I am ready to sew. We are going to start with the corners of the star blocks.
Let's start with sewing units C and J together. You will be sewing a colored square together with a background square making 4 for each block. (4 from each fat 1/4 and that is 48 total.)
I love chain piecing. It helps me to keep my units organized. I am less likely to loose pieces, it saves thread and makes it easier to carry my pieces to the ironing board. I start with pressing my pieces flat.
Then I open the units and press to the dark side~
I LOVE my little thread clipper. It's one of my favorite things and it sits on my ironing table so that clipping the units apart goes quickly. There is no change of me clipping the fabric...just the thread. I have had days when the scissors get a little crazy and end up cutting off a corner, then I have to re-do the whole unit. This little thread clipper saves me from that!
Once you have all your units pressed, we are adding the H unit to them.
Again, I layout one unit so that it's easy to double check that I am sewing the units the right way and that they are going through the machine the same way every time.
Then off to the ironing board for more pressing~
All done and ready for the next step!
I am loving this already and can't wait to see it done....I will be back next week for more sewing!