Friday, August 17, 2018

Sew Simple Shapes Series - The Big Finish!!

Okay you guys...
I got my quilt back from the quilters.

The quilt finishes at
 74" x 88"
I'm so happy with how it
 turned out and 
I know I'm going to
 LOVE this quilt forever:)

I sewed my 20 blocks together in 
5 rows of four blocks across.
I cut 49 - 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"
 sashing strips for in-between the blocks.

I cut them out of all of my
 Bee Backgrounds Collection
 that I used in the blocks.

Before sewing the blocks together ...
I of course used my 
12 1/2" Trim-It Ruler and 
trimmed them all up to 12 1/2" square!

These are the fabrics that I chose
 for the back of the quilt...
the cornerstones...
the binding and the border.

I cut 30 - 2 1/2" cornerstones
 to go in-between the sashings.
Used 1/4 yard of the blue dot from
 my Bee Basics collection.

I used the baby chick print for the backing.
It's 108" wide and from my
 Bee Backings and Borders Collection.
I used 2 3/4" yards.

The red text binding is from my
 Cozy Christmas Collection.
I cut 9 - 2 1/2" x Width of Fabric strips
 and joined together on the diagonal
 to prepare the binding. 

I just had to do a 
red gingham border!
The gingham that I used is from my
 Bake Sale 2 Collection.
I used 2 1/4 yards and I cut it lengthwise:
Cut 2 - 8 1/2" x 72 1/2" 
and sew to the sides first
and then cut 
2 - 8 1/2" x 74 1/2" 
for the top and bottom.

My friend Juli Stubbs did the quilting 
and it's FABULOUS!!

I went out in my yard
 and took a few photos ...

And then snapped a few more
 after hanging it inside on my wall:)

I super love this quilt 
and I hope that you do too!!!

It was so fun to make using all
 of the my different sets of 
Sew Simple Shapes (so far) 
combined together for one quilt:)

While doing each and every
 tutorial for you...
 I got so excited to put 
all of the blocks together:)
Thanks so much for sewing with me during this series:)

Here is the link to each week of this 
12" Block Sew Simple Shapes Series:


  1. Super! Such a cheerful quilt. :D

  2. Beautiful! What a happy quilt!

  3. Super fun and bright quilt love it

  4. It makes me laugh every time I see your toes in a picture. You are adorable Miss Lori. If you get any more cute I won't be able to follow you. LOL Thanks for all the inspiration!!!