Friday, May 4, 2012

Week 5 Sunbonnet Sleuth Mystery #2

This is the week we put the Summer Treats quilt l together. If you are new to this blog, you can back track to find the four previous steps to make the quilt. They have been posted once a week. Sunbonnet Sleuth Mystery #3 will begin the first Saturday in June.

Cutting and Sewing

1. From the zig-zag stripe cut (5) 3-1/2" x wof strips, sew together end-to-end, then cut 2 side borders 3-1/2" x 60-1/2"and 2 top/bottom borders 3-1/2" x 48-1/2". Cut (4) 3-1/2" yellow mini-dot squares.

2. From the coral mini-dot cut (6) 1-1/2" x wof strips, sew together end-to-end then cut 2 side borders 1-1/2" x 66-1/2" and 2 top/bottom borders 1-1/2" x 54-1/2". Cut (7) 2-1/4"x wof strips, sew together end-to-end for binding.

3. From the large floral print cut (6) 5-1/2" x wof strips, sew together end-to-end then cut 2 side borders 5-1/2" x 68-1/2" and 2 top/bottom borders 5-1/2" x 66-1/2" borders.

4. Sew the blocks together in four rows of five blocks each, alternating the blocks as shown in the finished quilt below. Sew the rows together.

5. Join the zig-zag borders to opposite sides of the quilt top. Join the yellow mini-dot squares to each end of the top/bottom borders, then join these borders to the top and bottom of the quilt center.

6. Join the coral borders to opposite sides of the quilt top, then to the top and bottom of the quilt. Join the large floral print borders in the same manner.

7. Prepare quilt backing fabric 4" all around than the quilt top. Layer the quilt top, batting and backing. Quilt the layers together. Bind the outside edges to finish.

1 comment:

  1. I just finished the quilt and it's very cute. I'm sure some little girl will love it, as soon as I find a recipient. One small comment: On week 1 you said the quilt was 58" x 70". Now at the finish I find it's 66" x 78". I'm one of those people who doesn't leave the backing and binding to the last minute so I put together a backing and made the binding several weeks ago based on the week 1 dimensions. Oops. Now I had to make my backing larger and cut a few more feet of binding.

    Also, perhaps you could start a Linky thing so we could all post links back to our blogs where we could show pictures of our completed quilts. As for how you actually set up these link up things, you're asking the wrong girl! Any tech savvy readers out there who could offer advice?