I’m a gluer….😀

I know some people are against using glue in the construction of thier quilts, but I am “not” one of those people. I love how easy it is to glue the pieces together and then just sit down at the sewing machine and sew.  I’ve been working on the crown royal blocks, which has really gone together quick! I like doing things that are quick, that way I can get more things done.

I thought I would share a bit of the glueing process with you today. I had all the blocks made and there is a sashing strip that goes in between each block. I sewed a sashing strip onto the right side of each block (the first block has a sashing on both sides).  Here’s where using the glue really speeds up the process.

Starting with the first block, I glued the blocks together one by one, making sure they were in the correct order. After glueing the first 2 blocks together, I would fold up the block on top and then with rights sides together, glue the next block on and repeat that process until all blocks were glued together.



I then picked up the stack and moved  to the sewing machine.

Keeping the blocks stacked, I started sewing.


When I reached the end of the first block, I chain pieced to the next block.

I continued to keep them stacked while chain piecing the blocks.

When I finished the last block, all I had to do was clip the threads between the blocks…….

Tadah! Row is complete. No blocks accedentally turned, no pins to fuss with or get poked by. Only took a few minutes to have all the blocks sewn into rows.

That’s it for now. Next step will be to glue the sashings onto each row and then take my pile of rows to the sewing machine and chain piece them. Yep, I like using glue!😳

Theresa

Design wall 10/3/16 Crown Royal blocks

I’m slowly making progress on the blocks. I sew a little on them when I get time. I have 24 sewn and I need 36 blocks for the quilt, so I’m more than halfway done with making the blocks. I have the sashings and cornerstones all cut and ready to go, so hopefully I can get the blocks finished soon and move on to assembling the quilt top. 😀


It’s going to outgrow my design wall soon. But for today, that’s my wall. To see more walls check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 9/13/16 Crown royal squares….the beginning…..

I planned on getting some machine quilting done today between bus routes, but when thunderstorms move in plans get changed.😩 I keep both LongArm machines unplugged when there’s lightning going on.  Anyway, since I couldn’t get any quilting done, I decided to start ironing the Crown royal bags that I’ve cut apart. I ironed 49 bags, but decided to only use 36.

After I finished  ironing all the pieces, it was still storming, so I started cutting them into squares and strips to make 4patch blocks.

Next step will be to cut the other fabric I’m using but that will have to wait for another time. The storms have finally left and now it’s time for me to leave on the school bus.

Anyway, that’s it for my design wall this week. Joining in with http://www.patchworktimes.com

Hope the storms are gone for today.

Theresa