Anyhoo... let's finish your quilt top!
Remember your two yards of fabric? It's time to cut it up.
Cut 6 (6 1/2" strips). Piece to make 2 (6 1/2" x 48 1/2") top and bottom borders and 2 (6 1/2" x 60 1/2") side borders.
Cut 8 (2 1/4"wide) strips for binding. Set these aside for later (they are for binding the quilt)
Cut out four hearts using your heart template (wow, my little template has seen better days!:)
Remember we are still 1/4" seam and pressing as we go. Add your side borders to the quilt. Below you see one pinned right before I sewed them on.
Here it is with the two side borders.
Make your four heart squares just like you made the other 80. Sew them to the ends of the top and bottom borders. Then sew your top and bottom borders onto the quilt top.
Your quilt top is finished!
Now for the actual quilting part. I know a lot of bloggers and quilters alike like to send out their quilt top to be quilted and bound. I am actually going to quilt mine myself. I've never actually done it, so this is a new venture for me.
What about you? Do you like to send out your quilts, or quilt them yourself?
Let me know how things are going...
I know some of you are interested in starting from the beginning. Go here if you want to start this quilt from the beginning.
Next Wednesday...Week Six: Quilt backing, batting, and quilt top