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Finishing – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

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Now that we have all our blocks done, it’s time to make them into a quilt!! I like to make the cornerstones with the strip piecing method. This makes it so you don’t have to cut out a ton of little squares. If you would like to assemble your top the way I completed my top, click below to download the directions:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNOAD: Finishing Instructions Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Pattern

 

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

You can also download the PDF’s on Craftsy!

Quilt Sandwich:
First you will need to make your Quilt Sandwich. You will need to cut and sew your backing fabric to make it fit under your quilt correctly. Make sure it is at least 3 inches wider than your quilt top on all sides (quilt top size + 6 inches). Trim your selvage edge off after joining your pieces.

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Make your quilt sandwich by first laying down your quilt backing, wrong side facing up. Tape down to a hard surface, making fabric taut. Next lay your batting on top. Smooth out with your hands, do not stretch. Then lay your quilt top right side up, smooth out with your hands.  

Basting Your Quilt: 
Spray baste: My favorite way to baste my quilt is by using Spray Baste! It makes basting so much easier. If you have allergies, this is probably not a good option for you.
Find a place where you can lay out your quilt. Make sure to tape the backing fabric taut to the floor (or large table).
Here’s  great spray baste tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew: Spray Baste Tutorial

Pin basting: You can use safety pin about 3 to 4 inches apart (about the width of your hand). I like to use the large curved basting pins. This takes a little longer than the spray basting, but is a great option.

Quilting your Quilt:
This step is totally up to you!

With my quilt I chose to quilt from top to bottom ‘organic’ straight lights approximately 1 inch apart. I used my walking foot with the guide set to 1 inch.

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Hand Tie your Quilt: Some prefer to tie there quilt.
Here’s a tutorial on how to do this on Craftsy.

Hand Quilt: Here’s an article that goes over the basics of hand quilting on Craftsy.

Machine Quilt using your Walking Foot: 
Emily Dennis from Quilty Love has a great tutorial on how to Zig zag quilt your quilt with a Walking foot. Click here I love this method of quilting, it give your quilt great texture.

Free Motion Quilting:
Free motion quilting can give you great texture and if you aren’t great at quilting straight lines, this would be great for you. Suzy Williams from Suzy Quilts has a great Free Motion Quilting Tutorial. Click here.

Binding Your Quilt:

Binding is the fabric strip that goes on the edge of your quilt. It covers all of the unfinished edges and rounds out your quilt.

You will want to make sure to square up your quilt before you attach the binding. Cut off the extra batting around the edges and make sure your sides are straight and corners are squared.

Most quilters will cut 2 /12 inch by width of fabric strips and then sew them together at the ends at a diagonal. Then press the strip in half, so that you are wrapping 2 layers of fabric around all of your edges.

You can machine sew the binding to the front of your quilt and wrap it around to the back and hand stitch it down. Or some prefer sewing the binding to the back of the quilt, wrapping it around to the front and machine stitching it down.

One of my favorite binding tutorials is by Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts. Go check it out!

Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea



 

I’m excited to sew all my blocks together!!

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Block 9 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 9

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Welcome to Block 9 of the Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler!! Our last block in the Quilt Along! I can’t believe how fast it has flown by! This weeks blocks will have a couple Half Square Triangles in it. If you have any questions about the half square triangles, I will be going over them in my LIVE Video today at 10 am PST in the Quilt Along Facebook Group and on Instagram!

Next week you will be able to download the finishing instructions!

Block 9 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

You can also download the PDF’s on Craftsy!

Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea

 

Here are my Block 9 fabrics:

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Block 8 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 8

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Welcome to Block 8 of the Cloudy Day Sampler Quilt Along!!  This quilt along has just been flying by! This week’s block is a beautiful star inside a star block. If you didn’t know I love star blocks!! This block goes together quickly using the 4 at 1 no waste flying geese method.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 8 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

You can also download the PDF’s on Craftsy!

Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

Join me Today (November 20th) at 10am PST (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea


My fabrics for Block 8:

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Block 7 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 7

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Welcome to Block 7 of the Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler! Only 3 more blocks until we can put our quilt top together! I’m so excited! This week’s block is similar to block 3. I’m excited to see everyone’s version of this block.

Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 7 Cloud Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

You can also download the PDF’s on Craftsy!

Join me Today (November 6th) at 10am PST (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea


 

My Fabrics for Block 7:

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Block 6 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 6

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Welcome to Block 6 of the Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler!! Thank you for joining me in this Free Quilt Along! I’m enjoying seeing everyone’s beautiful blocks! Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

Block 6 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

You can also download the PDF’s on Craftsy!

Join me Today (November 6th) at 10am PST (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea

 

My fabrics for Block 6!

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Block 5 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 5

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Block 5!!! We are half way through our quilt along! I am loving seeing all your beautiful blocks! If you want to check out all the block, go join our quilt along group:
Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 5 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

Join me Today (Oct 30th) at 10am PDT (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea


My Block 5 Fabrics!!

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Block 4 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 4

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We are a 1/3 of the way done with our quilt along! It’s going by so fast!! Time for Block 4! Once you get the hang of making the flying geese, the rest of these blocks are a breeze!
If  you need a refresher on how to make flying geese (Block 1 video) or how to strip piece your corner units (Block 2 video). The tutorial video’s are saved in the Facebook Group!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 4 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

Join me Today (Oct 23rd) at 10am PDT (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

My Block 4 fabrics. I know this seams like a weird fabric combo. Since I’m making my quilt scrappy, I want to make sure all the fabrics are evenly distributed throughout the quilt. I’m so excited to see the final quilt!!

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Block 3 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 3

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Welcome to Block 3 of the Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along! You can find links to the previous blocks and fabric requirements by going to the previous blog posts (Linked below). I’m so happy so many of you are joining in this quilt along! I love seeing all of your gorgeous blocks!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 3 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

You can also download all the blocks from my CRAFTSY SHOP!

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

Join me Today (Oct 16th) at 10am PDT (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Here are my fabric picks for Block 3!

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Block 2 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

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Welcome back for Block 2 of the Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt along! I’m loving seeing everyone’s block 1! So many pretty fabric combinations!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE Block 2 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

You can also download the blocks from my CRAFTSY SHOP!

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

This week you can use Strip piecing for your corner blocks if you don’t want to cut out a bunch of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares. I will go over this in the LIVE Video today (Oct 9th).

Strip Piecing: Cut out 2 – 2 1/2 x width of fabric strips. Then sew the two strips together. Press your seam to the darker fabric. Then Sub cut 2 1/2 inch wide strips from this long strip unit. The pieces will end up 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.

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Join me Today (Oct 9th) at 10am PDT (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

My Block 2 I’m making with you all!

 

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Aloha Ripple QAL – Week 7: Stacked Flying Geese Blocks

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Welcome to Week 7 of the Aloha Ripple Quilt Along!! This week we will be making our last blocks! Can you believe it! This quilt along is going so fast!

We will be making 4 Stacked Flying Geese blocks. 2 of them will have 5 flying geese in them and 2 of them will have 6 flying geese in them.

Making your Stacked Flying Geese block:

First I like to layout all my flying geese in the correct order. Then I like to sew two flying geese together at a time, until you sew the whole row together. Make sure to press your flying geese block according to the arrows on the pattern! This will ensure that your seams nest when you go to sew all your blocks together next week.

2 of these blocks will have an additional flying geese sewn to the top! These blocks will go together super quickly!

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If you have any questions, make sure to join me for my LIVE VIDEO. Tomorrow (Wednesday Feb. 21st) at 10:15 am PST (West Coast USA) I will be filming a LIVE video in the Facebook Group to go over tips and answer any questions.

Make sure to share a photo of this weeks step on social media with the hashtag #AlohaRippleQAL or join the Facebook Group and post a photo of  your stacked Flying Geese blocks!
You can follow me on Instagram here: Instagram.com/HappyCloudCreations

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If you haven’t downloaded the FREE Aloha Ripple Quilt Pattern yet, you can find it in my Craftsy shop!

Download Pattern

Next week we will be put all our blocks together to make our quilt top! Yay!!!

Here is the full Quilt Along Schedule:

Starting January 2nd: Download Pattern – Select your fabric and post a photo!
Week 1: January 16th: Cut fabric
Week 2: January 23rd: Make the Flying Geese
Week 3: January 30th: Make the Half Square Triangles
Week 4: February 6th: Make the Center Block (1)
Week 5: February 13th: Make Corner Blocks A (2)
Week 6: February 20th: Make Corner Blocks B (2)
Week 7: February 27th: Make the Stacked Flying Geese blocks (4)
Week 8: March 6th: Assemble your Quilt Top
Week 9: March 13th: Baste, Quilt and Bind your Quilt!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea