Now it’s time to start sewing the tilted quilt blocks and sashing. At this stage of construction, it’s a good idea to place the blocks on a design wall or on the floor, so you can arrange them to create good color balance.
For the sashing, I used another of the ColorWorks Concepts coordinates. This print is a little more neutral so it tones down the bright colors in the blocks. You will need 20″ of fabric.
You can see all the coordinating fabric here.
Cut 31 strips 2″ x 7½” on the lengthwise grain of the fabric. The edges of the blocks are all on the bias, so cutting the sashing on the lengthwise (less stretchy) grain will help to stabilize the blocks.
Place the sashing strips between the blocks on your design wall.
Cut 20 – 2″ squares from scraps of the solids for the sashing squares. Place them on your design wall along with the rest of the quilt pieces, arranging the colors as desired.
Sew the 3 blocks and 4 sashing strips from Row 1 together like this. Press seams toward sashing.
Sew the remaining 3 rows of blocks and sashing in the same way.
Sew 4 – 2″ squares and three sashing strips together like this.
Press seams toward sashing strips.
Make a total of 5 sashing rows.
Sew the sashing strips with squares to the completed rows.
Now that you’ve finished sewing the tilted quilt blocks and the sashing, it’s time to add the border. I’ll be using the leftover solids from the ColorWorks Premium solids collection by Northcott. Come back tomorrow to see how it’s done!
This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: Making tilted quilt blocks with Soho fabric panels
Go to part 4: 1 clever way to make a more interesting quilt border