Meanwhile, today I have gone from this...
and to this, the top two complete rows! If you are following this as a beginner to patchwork, you need to know the ironing bit...
See how the seams are pressed one way on the top row, and the other way on the second row? That will help so much when sewing the rows together.
Here are all the lovely rows, pressed and ready!
Take the top two rows, and stitch them together, sewing from left to right.
I very rarely pin, preferring to use my fingers to gently manipulate the fabric through the machine, making sure the seams match up.
Sew all the rows into pairs, each time working from left to right.
Then sew pairs into fours, this time sewing from right to left. I hope that makes sense. It just means that it will correct any slight warping of the fabric that may occur if you sewed each seam in the same direction.
Two halves ready... and a grand finale!
I love this quilt! It is so bright and colourful, so not at all me ;-)
I would never pick a wide range of colours like this, all my quilts are 'safe' shades of a similar palette.
This is great! Can't wait to get on and quilt in and start using it.
I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial on how to make the simplest of quilts, made effective through using a charm pack (or four). If you make one yourself, please do send me a photo, I'd love to see it!