Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jelly Roll Sew Along - Week 4

Here are the final instructions for the Willow Weave jelly roll sew along!
As I mentioned in my previous post - you can sew your blocks across horizontally, but I preferred sewing these rows vertically. It was much easier to press all of my seams in one direction after chain piecing them into long rows. So here are my single rows.
Odd rows - all seams pressed UP, Even rows - all seams pressed DOWN.

Each row below the woven band is made up of 9 blocks.
TIP: to keep the rows in the correct order, I took clear tape and wrote the numbers 1 thru 10 with a sharpie. Then I stuck them to the first block of every row.

Once I had all my single rows sewn - I began sewing them into pairs.

To finish the section below the band I continued sewing all my rows together. Then I repeated this same process with the 2 vertical rows above the woven band.
Now my quilt is in 3 Pieced Sections.
Notice the placement of the woven band. The pieces don't interlock perfectly with the rows above and below it.

You can leave it like this and sew your quilt together - BUT if you FLIP your woven BAND row over so the last block is now first - look what happens. The rows will interlock perfectly.

Here is a close up of the band row sewn to the top section of the quilt. (sorry for the crooked picture below)

Now you can visually see the woven band lines running across the width of your quilt.

To complete the quilt you will sew the TOP, Middle and Bottom sections together.
(I pressed the seams away from the band section)

Here is my finished Quilt.

I'd like to thank everyone that joined in and look forward to seeing all the fabulous quilts you've made.
Please share them in our Link-Up below.

I will be away 2 different weeks next month due to the July 4th Holiday and a scheduled vacation. So our next Sew-along project will take place in August. (details coming soon)

every quilt tells a story...

12 comments:

  1. Your Willow Weave Quilt looks awesome! I look forward to hearing more about the sew along for August. :)

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  2. Love your Willow Weave ! I am hoping to sew mine together this weekend . Can't wait to see what you have planned for August !

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  3. Mine is quilted & ready to use...I'll be making more from this pattern for Project Linus..Thank You Doreen for a fun time sewing with you & all....looking forward to the next one in August.
    Hugs, Kathy

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  4. looks great. I will be putting my blocks on the design wall tonight. thanks for answering my questions and for the tips. Have a great holiday and vacation. Can't wait to see what is planned for August.

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  5. Thanks for doing this. Mine is laid out but not sewn. I had so many directionals that it took time! I think I'll be using this pattern a lot in the future!

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  6. Your quilt has a great design element. What a super way to use a jelly roll.

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  7. It's gorgeous...I love it!
    I didn't have any jelly rolls to play along, but I am tempted to cut up stash strips and try it over the summer :)

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  8. Very nice. If I didn't have so much sitting around here that needs finishing, I would have joined you. Maybe one of these days!

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  9. Thank you for the great directions for this fun quilt. I used a jelly roll of French General and I am very happy with the results. It went together "like butter" following your tip for sewing vertical rows. Thanks again. I look forward to the next quilt you have to share.

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  10. Thank you for the great directions for this fun quilt. I used a jelly roll of French General and I am very happy with the results. It went together "like butter" following your tip for sewing vertical rows. Thanks again. I look forward to the next quilt you have to share.

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  11. love your design and your fabrics choice caught my eye.Thanks for the fun!!

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  12. Thank you Doreen, this was a fun project. Sewing vertical rows worked great! Looking forward to August!

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