Assembling your Quilt top
The set of instructions listed in green are for the smaller 56” x 56” version of the Big Leap. Please note: Instructions for the larger quilt are similar but require more blocks and a border.
Identifying the blocks that you will be assembling into rows ---->
You will lay your blocks out by Rows. For the small quilt you will lay out 4 blocks in each row. The large quilt will require 5 blocks in each row.
Small quilt – block order for row is: A,B,A,B make (2) rows
Large quilt – block order for row is: A,B,A,B,A make (3) rows
Small quilt – block order for row is: B,A,B,A make (2) rows
Large quilt – block order for row is: B,A,B,A,B make (3) rows
Example of row sets A & B for the larger version quilt showing 5 blocks in each row.
To make the SMALL quilt, lay your sewn rows out like this:
Once you’ve sewn your 4 rows together in this order you finished top will look like this:
Optional - Sew 6 print strips together (left over from your jelly roll) to create your binding.
To make the LARGER quilt (82” x 82”) lay your sewn rows out like this:
Once you’ve sewn your 5 rows together in this order you top will look like this:
Take your (8) border strips (6 ½” x wof strips) and sew them together into pairs. You will now have 4 border sections.
To create the side borders you will cut 2 border sections that each measure 6 ½” x 70 ½”. Sew a section to the left and right sides of your quilt top.
Cut the other 2 border sections to measure 6 ½” x 82½”. Sew these to the top and bottom of your quilt top.
Your finished quilt top should measure approximately 82” x 82”
Optional - Sew 8 print strips together (left over from your jelly roll) to create your binding.
The first picture of this post and the one to the right are of my finished Big Leap. I am calling this one Winter Blues. It was quilted by Patti Snyder of Quilts as Desired and will be gifted to my 5 year old Grandson once I stitch the binding onto it.
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