Monday, June 16, 2014

S'more Rows.10 Rows & Borders

Assembling the top!

Are you as excited as I am?  At this point you should have 11 strips of fabric, some pieced, some not, that are 60 1/2" long.
You know what to do!!  Go for it.
EEEEEEEK!  We are in the home stretch.  Measure your top.  It should be close to 60 1/2" x 72 1/2".
For your borders you will need to cut the following pieces...
  • From inner border fabric (I used Bella Evergreen SKU#9900-234)
    • cut 7, 1 1/2" x wof strips
    • cut 4, 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares
  • From outer border fabric (I used Cars on Cream from the S'more Love line  SKU #37071-11)
    • My choice was directional
      • Cut 4, 5 1/2" x wof strips
      • Cut 2, 5 1/2" x 62 1/2" - fussy cut along stripe
    • Otherwise
      •  Cut  7, 5 1/2" x wof strips
  • Attach inner border -
    • Gather 7, 1 1/2" x wof strips
    • Sew 2 sets of 2,  1 1/2" x wof strips together along the 1 1/2" edge.
    • Iron seam allowance open.
    • Attach to long sides of quilt top.
    • Iron seam allowances towards the border fabric.
    • Trim
    • Cut 1, 1 1/2" x wof strip in half so that you have 2 1 1/2" x 22-ish" pieces.
    • Sew 2 sets of 1 1/2" x wof + 1 1/2" x 22-ish" strips together along the 1 1/2" edge/
    • Irons seam allowances open.
    • Attach to short sides of quilt top.  (If they are too short add the pieces that you trimmed off the long edges until they fit.)
    • Iron seam allowances towards the border fabric.
    • Trim
  • Attach outer border -
    • Gather
      • 4, 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares inner border fabric
      • 5 1/2" x wof strips outer border fabric
    • Measure quilt top.
      • Record dimensions here: ________ x ________
    • Assemble 2 sets of 5 1/2" x wof strips making them 5 1/2" x the length of your quilt.
    • Attach to long edges of quilt.
    • Iron seam allowances towards outer border.
    • Assemble 2 sets of 5 1/2" x wof strips making them 5 1/2" x the width of your quilt as recorded above.
    • Add a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square to each end
      • Iron seam allowances towards the outer border fabric.
    • Attach pieced units to the top and bottom of your top.
    • Iron seam allowances towards the outer border.


You now have a completed S'more Rows quilt top.  Take a picture of it and share it with me on my Tops to Treasures Flickr stream.

Friday, June 13, 2014

And the winner is.....

It is a fact of life that sometimes things get forgotten.... my promise to draw and announce a winner on 6/12/2014.

A day late isn't too bad.  Without further ado, drum roll please......

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Commenter #3

HP said...

I love this fabric and your pattern! I would love the red! Thank you!

HP, I have no contact information for send a response to this notice to claim your prize.  Congratulations.

PS If I do not hear from you I will draw another number.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Congratulations John!!

Today is the day you have been waiting for....


You are walking the stage to get your high school diploma.  I am sorry to see my boy all grown up, but oh so proud of the man you have become.

Well done Johnny!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

May in My Rearview

May is traditionally a month of welcoming spring flowers and graduation celebrations.  We had well as the allergies and moving madness that accompany both of them.

Noah graduation
Noah (the handsome blue shirted boy with no stole in the center)
and his class mates
Noah is now home for the summer!  Yeah!!!  and today we found out that he has Mono....not yeah. Hopefully he will be over it before he heads off to Angelo State University for the fall semester.

My pattern, Peaks & Paddocks published on Moda Bake Shop this month....and there is still a give away going on if you want to win some fabric.

I attended a women's retreat with my friends from church.  It was good to be among like minded women.....even women who do not quilt!  Sometimes you need a change.

AND I quilted 11 customer quilts....
may 2014 at Tops to Treasures

as well as several table runners for my Mom.

Today at Tops to Treasures

Top that off with the opening of my Etsy shop and I'd say it was a very productive month.

Now selling. $5 each (not including postage) profits benefitting the Frisco Quilt Guild