Thursday, June 26, 2014
I'm finding this quilt addictive. I love piecing the little blocks, eating up my tiniest scraps. I love dipping everything in Kona Kale sashing. That color has me hook, line and sinker. I love seeing it come together. Adding edges made me like it that much more.
I think I may actually use up ALL of my tiny blue/green scraps in the making of this throw quilt. That's impressive.
By the way, the dark black floral print I'm using in the sashing to punctuate the pattern is Chicopee Duet Dot by Denyse Schmidt. You can still find it at Lark Cottons!
Here's how to lay out your pieces for an edge block. It takes eight, instead of nine cobblestones, and you can use a slightly shorter sashing piece for one of the long, thin sashings.
Once pieced together, add wide sashing at the edges as you would if it were a normal, full block. Next trim across on diagonal at a 45 degree angle. The three center cobblestones should remain whole. Then you can tuck the edge block into the quilt layout, where it serves to straighten out the edges of this on point block setting.
Ahhhh.... so satisfying! If only I didn't have anything else to do...