Thursday, April 25, 2013

Log Pyramid Quilt Along: Making the Quilt Top

Before we get to the stitching I wanted to let you know there's now an official Log Pyramid Quilt Along Flickr group!  Find it here and share what you're making!

Behold, the finished blocks:

Now comes the easy part, sewing the blocks together.  Starting with the top row, you can see in the photo below I've already sewn the first two blocks together.

I then grab the next in line off the wall and lay them out side by side to make sure it's oriented correctly.

Then flip the new block over onto the old one.  Because of the handy little blunt corners on the template, you don't have to worry about lining the blocks up correctly.  The top corner of the new block should line up with the top edge of the row exactly.

And the bottom two corners match up as well.

Remember to press your seams open after each new one!  Here are all of my rows sewn together:

To sew the rows together you just need to take a little peek to make sure your points line up.

It's a good idea to put a pin at each point.  Remember that you're working with fabric and it's okay if things aren't exactly even.  Just pin all of your triangle points and don't be afraid to give a little tug when you're sewing to even things out.

And there you have it!  Next week I'm going to wrap this baby up!

You can find the rest of the quilt along at the following links:

  • Friday, April 12 - Fabric and supplies
  • Monday, April 15 - Making your template
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Cutting your fabric
  • Thursday, April 18 - Piecing the main blocks
  • Tuesday, April 23 - Piecing the side blocks
  • Thursday, April 25 - Making the quilt top
  • Tuesday, April 30 - Making the quilt back
  • Thursday, May 2 - Quilting
  • Friday, June 28 - Binding
  • Monday, July 1 - The End!

  • And you can share your progress in the Flickr group, here!

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