Welcome back to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! This week we are piecing the quilt top!
I timed myself as I went through the quilt making process, and it took me 3 hours to piece the quilt top. I know we all work at different paces, but I thought that I would try to give you some kind of expectation of the work involved for each step of this process.
Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Top Assembly
Following the Quilt Assembly Diagram, arrange the quilt top on a design wall.
Sew the blocks together into rows. Press seams open.
Sew the rows together. Press seams open. Quilt top should measure 72 ½ʺ x 88 ½ʺ.
Tips and Tricks
- Beyond just using pins to match seams and points of the square in a square blocks when you can (this helps a lot!), I recommend:
- First piece and assemble the 11 rows of the quilt. Fold each row into quarters by first folding in half and pressing. Then fold each end of the row to meet the middle press and press again. Use pins to align the quarter marks as you sew the rows together.
Linkup #3 Winners
There were a total of 29 people who linked up with their progress for linkup #3 (1-22 via the link up and 24-29 via email). The giveaway winners are:
- Lisa (14) who won a 10 small spool bundle from Aurifil,
- Patty (1) who won a pattern from Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs,
- Barbara (26) who won a pattern from Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts,
- and Laura (25) who won a pattern from Quilting Jetgirl.
Emails have been sent to the winners; congratulations!
Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Schedule
Friday, July 1st – Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Opens (Fabric Selection)
Friday, July 22nd – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #1
Friday, July 29th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Fabric Preparation Post)
Friday, August 5th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #2
Friday August 12th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Piecing Instructions #1)
Friday August 19th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #3
Friday August 26th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Piecing Instructions #2) <– You Are Here
Friday September 2nd – Snowflake Simmer QAL Linkup #4
Friday September 9th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Finishing Details)
Friday September 23rd – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #5 (Final Linkup for Finished Quilts)