Finishing a baby quilt with sashing makes it sweeter! by Jean Boyd March 7, 2019 written by Jean Boyd March 7, 2019 1K Yesterday I showed you how to make curvy, strip-pieced blocks using fabric from the Banyan Batiks Island Vibes collection in the Palm Bay colorway. Arrange blocks in rows of 3 In this post, I’m adding sashing and borders to finish up this little quilt. Let’s get started! cutting Instructions From the sashing fabric cut 10 – 1½” x WOF (approximately 20″) Re-cut to make 28 – 1½” x 6″ strips. From cornerstone fabric cut 24 – 1½” squares. I used blue scraps from our first 2 projects this week. sewing instructions Sew sashing strips to the 5 rows of blocks. Note: When working with narrow strips, you might find it better to finger-press these strips as you go along, rather than use an iron. Sometimes ironing can distort these small pieces. Press seams toward sashing. Sashing strips sewn to one row of blocks Sew 4 cornerstone squares and 3 sashing strips together. 4 cornerstone squares sewn to 3 sashing strips Make 5 more sashing/cornerstone strips like this for a total of 6 sashing strips. Sew the sashing/cornerstone strips to the rows of blocks. Sashing strips with cornerstone squares ready to be sewn to the blocks Now it’s time to press the quilt top! Press gently from the wrong side. I prefer not to use steam because it can distort the fabric. Turn the quilt top over and do a final pressing from the right side. borders From border fabric, cut strips 5″ x WOF (approximately 44″). Measure the sides of your quilt – it should be 34″. If it isn’t, you can adjust the size you cut the borders. Cut 2 of the border strips so they measure 5″ x 34″. Sew a border strip to each side. Press seams toward border. Measure the top and bottom of your quilt – it should be 30″. If it isn’t, you can adjust the size you cut the borders. Cut the remaining 2 border strips so they measure 5″ x 30″. Sew a border strip to the top and bottom. Press seams toward border. Now this little quilt is finished and ready for quilting. Quilt top with borders added The backing can be any of the fabrics from the Banyan Batiks Island Vibes collection. You’ll need 1⅓ yards or 1.2 m. For binding, I like to cut strips 3″ wide for a ½” finished binding. If you have a favorite width you like to use for binding, just go ahead and use that. You can read about my favorite way to make and sew on the binding in this previous QUILTsocial post, Change the way you make your quilt binding. Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you some other great quilts designed using the Banyan Batiks ‘Island Vibes’ fabrics from Northcott, for sheer inspiration! This is part 4 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 3: Curved strip-piecing using Island Vibes fabric creates a sweet baby quilt [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs249Banyan Batikscurved strip piecingfabricsfree patternsIsland Vibesquilttutorial FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts. previous post QUILTsocial Giveaway 249: Island Vibes 17-Fat Quarter Bundle! next post Inspiration for your next Banyan Batiks Island Vibes quilt! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... QUILTsocial Giveaway 288: Jungle Rose 12-Fat Quarter Fabric... Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a... QUILTsocial Giveaway 284: Baralla 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! 5 tips to create the best ever quilt... The secret to modern quilting using the straight... How a short stitch, in quilting, can save... How to choose a quilt design for fabric... Falling in love with Banyan Batiks Kayana autumn... Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn fabric steals the fall... 1 comment Anna brown March 9, 2019 - 7:39 pm Hmmm intresting ty for sharing…very helpfull. … Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.