Countryside Quilt Along BONUS TABLE RUNNER week 8

Hope you found time to join us for our Countryside TABleRuneR bonus project!

you will need:

BONUS TableRUnner

6–half squares triangles

1/2 yard coordinating fabric

scrap of batting 15 x 40 inches

scrap of backing 15 x 40 inches

 

your 6 half square triangles.

countryside9 piece these end to end…

countryside9anow cut from the 1/2 yard

2–4 1/2 inch strips

cut from each strip 1–4 1/2 x 24 1/2 inch strip and 1–4 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch strip

3–2 1/4 inch strips (piece these end to end for the binding) countryside9b Piece the 24 1/2 inch strips to each side of the 6 half squares triangles.  Piece the 12 1/2 inch rectangles to each end.

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Layer and quilt.

Bind.

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(if you are interested in a kit we have a few left in our etsy shoppe)

–april&mickey

Countryside Quilt Along week 7

Good morning!

Today is the 7th week of our

countryside quilt along

The finished project…

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Quilt your top.

Now for the ruffle…piece the 4 inch ripped strips end to end and ruffle or gather one side.

we opted to skip binding and just trimmed the quilt.

Lay ruffle on edge of quilt top and stitch down.

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run quilt through washer and dryer.

ta da!

all done!

I’m sure you still have some of the half square triangles left from week 1.  join us next week for a bonus table runner.

you will need:

BONUS TableRUnner

6–half squares triangles

1/2 yard coordinating fabric

scrap of batting 15 x 40 inches

scrap of backing 15 x 40 inches

(if you are interested in a kit we have a few left in our etsy shoppe)

–april&mickey

Countryside Quilt Along week 6

Good morning!

Today is the 6th week of our

countryside quilt along

The finished project…

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Last week we pieced the center of the quilt…

it should look as follows.

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now I do not have any pictures of the borders, but I have directions…

first the 1st and 3rd border fabric was cut in week 4.

using the remaining 4 inch strips from the sashing (not the ripped ones)

cut 1 strip in half and piece together 4–4 x 64 inches for border 1.

piece together 4–4 x 87 inch strips for border 3.

using the remaining 8–2 1/2 inch strips from the cornerstones

piece together 4–4 x 87 inch strips for border 2.

Piece borders starting with border 1.  Piece to sides first then top and bottom.  them move onto the next border.

Repeat for 3 borders.

(if you are interested in a kit we have a few left in our etsy shoppe)

–april&mickey

Countryside Quilt Along week 5

Good morning!

Today is the 5th week of our

countryside quilt along

The finished project…

christmas2014 s

Today we are going to piece the center of the quilt.

Layout blocks as follows…using the blocks pieced in week 2, cornerstones, and sashing squares.

(I apologize for the coloring of the photo)

piece together rows then quilt center.

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(if you are interested in a kit we have a few left in our etsy shoppe)

–april&mickey

Countryside Quilt Along week 4

Good afternoon!  it is nice to see the snow melting…our January Thaw!

Today is the 4th week of our

countryside quilt along

The finished project…

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If you are joining us today…be sure to page back to weeks 1, 2 and 3.

Since you probably decided on your cornerstones last week…this week we will be cutting the sashing and borders.

cut 25–4 inch strips

rip 10–4 inch strips for ruffle (set aside)

countryside3 cut 10–4 inch strips into 49–4 x 8 1/2 inch rectangles.

(do not cut these from the 10 ripped strips)

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(if you are interested in a kit we have a few left in our etsy shoppe)

–april&mickey

Countryside Quilt Along week 3

Good morning!  January is just flying by–it is already half over for the most part.

Mom and I have been hard at work with some new projects…

we are adding to our Schoolhouse Series…

Schoolhouse Skates

Schoolhouse Heartstrings

I am working on getting the patterns finished then we’ll have them available in the shop and online.

Also…be on the lookout for our new group of minis

Sweet Confections:  Single Serving

Today is the 3rd week of our

countryside quilt along

The finished project…

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If you are joining us today…be sure to page back to week 1 and week 2.

If you have decided which is going to be the cornerstones and which is the sashing pull the fabric that is cornerstones.  If you haven’t decided…you probably should. 🙂

From the cornerstone fabric (our cornerstones are the print) cut the following:
2–4 inch strips

8–2 1/2 inch strips

countryside5 cut the 4 inch strips into 20–4 inch squares

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(if you are interested in a kit we have a few left in our etsy shoppe)

 

–april&mickey

Countryside Quilt Along week 2

Good afternoon!  We hope you are having a wonderful 2015 and are spending these chilly days next to the fire with something warm to drink and a quilt to do…and maybe Netflix in the background.

Today is the 2nd week of our

countryside quilt along

The finished project…

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If you are joining us today…check out last week’s Countryside post for week 1.

 

As for today…remember all those half square triangles you pieced last week…I’m sure it seemed like a million…it wasn’t I promise.

Layout half square triangles in groups of 4 as follows (we made sure the darks didn’t touch darks and lights didn’t touch lights.)

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Piece together.

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Repeat for 30 squares.

(the remaining half square triangles will be used in a BONUS project at the end.)

join us next Tuesday for week 3.

(if you are interested in a kit we have a few left in our etsy shoppe)

Have a Happy New Year!

–april&mickey

 

I wrote this last week… **I totally forgot about Lucy last Friday…hopefully I won’t forget this week.**  I totally forgot again last week…the New Year came and went so fast that before I knew it Sunday had arrived and I had skipped poor Lucy again.  Well, I have almost 4 rows put together…it is looking so awesome, but more on that on Friday!

Countryside Quilt Along week 1

Good morning!  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are gearing up for 2015…

Today is the first day of our

countryside quilt along

The finished project…

christmas2014 s

If you are using your own fabrics…check this post for the yardage requirements.

Today we start with the 5 inch squares…place 2 squares face to face and draw a line diagonally.  Sew a 1/4 inch seam down each side of the drawn line and cut on line.  Press.

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Repeat using all the squares.

join us next Tuesday for week 2.

(if you are interested in a kit we have a few left in our etsy shoppe)

Have a Happy New Year!

–april&mickey

 

I totally forgot about Lucy last Friday…hopefully I won’t forget this week.

Countryside Quilt Along…postponed!

I’m sure you all just can’t wait to get started on the Countryside Quilt Along.  I know we had planned to start today, however, with Christmas just a couple weeks away and everyone racing to get all their Christmas projects finished, trees decorated, and travel arrangements  made, mom and I have decided to postpone the start of the Countryside Quilt Along until after Christmas.

So join us on December 30th as we start our Countryside Quilt Along.  If you are interested in a kit for the project pop over to our etsy shoppe here…otherwise, we have them in store too!

countryside quilt alongI will be quilting her after I finish up the stack of customer quilts….
Here is a picture
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if you are looking to get started…you will need the following:

3 charm packs (126–5 inch squares) we used petite wovens by French General for Moda fabrics

4 yards print

4 yards solid

I am working on a post of Christmas pictures and todays e-sweetie!

xoxo–

april&mickey  {sweetwater}

a new quilt along {countryside} style

Petite Wovens…check!

Red, Cream, Black, Grey…check!

Hand-torn, Raw-edge Ruffle…check!

Romantic Prairie Style…check!

hopefully this list is of your favorite things…because it is the checklist we started with when designing our next quilt along~

introducing…

countryside quilt along

the quilt along will start on Tuesday, December 9th.

we have kits available in our etsy shoppe

let me know if you have any other questions…

–april & mickey  {sweetwater}

ps…i’ll have a pictures of the finished quilt in the next couple days…