Thursday, June 26, 2014

progress!

Cobblestones progress

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.

eating up my tiny scraps!

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!

Making an edge block

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.

an Edge Cobblestone

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...

25 comments:

  1. I love these tiny blocks and that Kale sashing is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing this and so much more!

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  2. This is such a clever use for those teeniest scraps (I can't throw them out!). The very narrow sashing inside the 9-patch blocks really makes it work.

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  3. So beautiful and BTW your blog is showing up perfectly today!!

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  4. what a great way to use up tiny blocks Rachel. This is going to be such a pretty quilt.

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  6. Ohhhhhh my, I'm loving this creation. Excellent!

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  7. This is looking delicious.

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  8. That is so pretty! It gives me ideas...

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  9. Wow, Rachel! This is downright magical on so many levels. The use of the smallest of scraps, the luscious rich sashing that pulls it all together, the diagonal placement. I love it!

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  10. This is perfect! I'm working on two charity quilts that I'm not too excited about (they are fine quilts, I think I've just stopped and started on them so many times that I've lost interest) I need another project. Do I dare start this? Probably not, but I LOVE your vision!

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  11. I am loving that kale sashing! Such a great color for such a fun quilt!

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  12. Wow!!! This quilt is stunning!!!

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  13. I think a ruler shot would have been good on this one. Are you cutting 1/4" from the center cobble corners?

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    1. You're right - it would have been helpful! I am cutting with 1/4" seam allowance from the tiny sashing points just the side of the center cobblestones. As Wendy pointed out in a comment below, you could also make a full block and cut it in half for your edge blocks. That would be easier! I was going for a slightly different look. As long as you are consistent, you can cut them where you like on the diagonal. Be sure it is a true 45 degree angle!

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  14. Now I need some Kona Kale. I didn't realize the little blocks were pieced until I looked closer. What a great idea.

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  15. I often find sashing both between blocks and around blocks can be predictable. Your solution is fun and pretty darn simple...love that!!

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  16. Wouldn't it be less wasteful to make a full block, then cut it in half, making 2 edge triangles?

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    1. That would work if you were going for a slightly different look. My edge triangles are more than half a block because I wanted the black sashing squares to be full and uncut. I really like how the punctuate the design! You could definitely do a true half block on the edges, which would mean cutting down the center of the diagonal cobblestones. As a result the black sashing squares would also be halves at the edges. That's totally fine! Just a different look.

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  17. Great quilt. The color is so good and even better that it's scrappy.

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  18. Love the tiny sashings between the blocks, I like working with small scraps and had a similar pattern to this saved for me to do ....soon...

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  19. Oooooh! What a great way to put favorite scraps to work!!! And the edge squares are definitely clever.

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  20. Genius! I love this quilt so much. Kona Kale is definitely my favorite :)

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