Welcome to May's Sew-Along!
This month we are making Jennifer's Whimsy Quilt. Since we are using a pattern, rather than a tutorial-made-by-me, I want to be sure not to post too much information here on my blog. No measurements will be given or specific sewing instructions, since that information is in the pattern. Of course, I will answer all questions here in the comments or over in the Flickr group. Please be sure to post your progress pictures on Flickr too!
THE CHAT DATE IS MAY 16th AT 7 PM (MST). Both Jennifer and I will be available to help and to chat!
This week we will be assembling the squares. This is simple and fun, and I must say that Jennifer really did a great job with this pattern. Next week we will work towards assembled quilt tops. A little bit of time each day will get us there!
Please note that this pattern is beginner-friendly. And since both Jennifer and I will be on hand to answer your questions, it may be a good time for you to make your first quilt!
Here is my stack of finished squares:
I was quite surprised at how quickly they went together. And I love that I have everything ready to complete the quilt top now!
I wanted to give you a few tips for sewing the squares together. Maybe one of these ideas will make your sewing quicker and more efficient.
First, be sure to use a 1/4" seam on your machine. You can measure to find out where yours is. This is where mine is. Note that I follow the line a bit to the side of my presser foot:
Be sure to leave any questions or comments here in this post or over in the Flickr group.