I’m sorry to be so late getting this posted but things have been busy around here and I just didn’t get to writing the instructions as soon as I’d hoped to after getting back from Shipshewana. There are 14 pages of instructions today so buckle up and get ready to rock and roll!
It’s hard to believe it’s time for the final set of blocks in the Just Takes 2 quilt and we can put all those sections together in one spectacular quilt but here we are! The final assembly is not without it’s challenges but there’s nothing you can’t handle. Remember, a picture is worth a 1000 words and there’s plenty when you get to that part.
The simple basket in the center of this block is foundation paper pieced because of the unique size needed to set it perfectly on point within the background.
The center circle in the exhibit quilt was red but I decided to make mine white. I lined the piece so the seam allowance wouldn’t show through. I may still do some embroidery in the center but haven’t decided for sure. If you’ve been collecting the optional embroidery patterns there are lots of extra designs to choose from.
If you planned to add a border (or borders) to your quilt you’ll be happy to know Brenda will have some suggestions for you on Dec. 15th. I haven’t decided if I’m going to stop here or not. For right now I’m going to enjoy looking at the blocks and embroidery – I’ll think about borders tomorrow!
I did my final assembly at the Dear Jane retreat last month. There are several set in seams that I didn’t notice when dividing the sections so I apologize for the extra challenge you’ll have putting things together. It’s not really as bad as that makes it sound. If you follow the zillion pictures on the instruction pages you’ll be just fine.