Olivia’s Sampler, James & Olivia’s Cornerstones

hope you had a chance to finish up the sashing strips.

today we are going to work on the cornerstones.

these little darlings are just so sweet!

James & Olivia’s Cornerstones

find those strips that were cut last week…

Floral (bleached muslin)

2 inch squares cut from end of each 2 inch strip (22–2 inch squares)

3–2 3/8 inch strips

4–1 1/4 inch strips

Solid (unbleached muslin)

3–2 3/8 inch strips

4–1 1/4 inch strips  (this should be 4 not 3…I have changed it in the last post…sorry about that!)

7–2 1/2 inch strips (these are binding strips that can be cut down to 2 1/4 inches…make sure you hold on to these)

 

Cut the 2 3/8 inch strips into 2 3/8 inch squares.

40–floral

40–solid

corner1

Pair up the 2 3/8 inch squares placing a solid face to face with a floral.  Draw a line diagonally and sew a 1/4 inch down each side.  Cut on drawn line.  Press towards darker fabric.  Repeat for 80.

corner2Piece together the 1 1/4 inch strips…1 floral and 1 solid.  Then crosscut into 2 inch combination squares for a total of 80.

corner3Layout as follows using the 2 inch squares cut last week, 4 half square triangles combinations, and 4 square combinations. 

corner4Piece together 20 cornerstones.

corner5

okay…now that you have the cornerstones done…get ready!  we’ll be back next week with some piecing instructions for the sashing, quilting, and binding.

James & Olivia Cornerstones

then be sure to join us on September 30 for our Christmas Morning Quilt Along.  More information coming along with kits and pictures.

happy stitching!

–april&mickey  {sweetwater}

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