Bakers Dozen: Quilt Along With HeartSong Quilts Month 6

Baker’s Dozen Block of the Month

Month 6– (8) Harlequin Blocks and (4) Corner Blocks

This is our last month together working on Bakers Dozen. I have really enjoyed the journey, and I loved working with all of you.

If you are interested, we are offering Jen’s latest Template of the Month, Golden Days.  We still have openings in our May group, so I hope you decide to join us. Click here to sign up.

By this time, you are getting down to the bare bones of your fabric for this project.  The pattern called for 8 yards of a variety of fabrics, and 7/8 yd for the inner border and binding.  If you have run out of fabric, please let me know.  You can always add some of your own stash for the Corner Block Strips.

Having said that, this is where I used some of my smaller scraps for the triangles:

Harlequin Blocks found on pages 23 -25.  Make (8)

***Please Note:

Each block has (2) T13 and (2) T13 rev.  Make sure you have these in the right place before you sew, or your block will not fit.

The drawing in the pattern make T16 and T17 look identical – They are not!

Once again, I suggest you cut all your pieces out and place them on your work table.  Sew section by section to avoid confusion.

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Finished Harlequin Blocks:

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Corner Blocks found on page 26. Make (4)

I don’t have much insight on this block as it is pretty straight-forward. The photo in the pattern shows each corner block with the same strips in the same order.  I did not have enough fabric to accomplish this.  I used what I had left, and I’m very happy with the result.

Finished Corner Blocks:

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Quilt Assembly:

This quilt is at its essence a center medallion with pieced borders.  The biggest problem with assembling this type of quilt is that each border has to fit exactly.  You may have to ease (sometimes quite a bit) in order to make this happen.

When I started to add the 2nd pieced border (the one with the Checkerboard Blocks) I actually ended up removing a row from two of my Checkerboard blocks to make this row fit.  I would challenge anyone to look at my finished quilt and see that I did that.

My Completed Bakers Dozen:

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Once again, thanks again for making Bakers Dozen with me!

May God Bless You all.

Ann Powers

Golden Days: Quilt Along With HeartSong Quilts Month 1

Golden Days Template of the Month

Month 1–Austin Block, make one

Hello Everyone and welcome to Jen Kingwell’s latest Template of the Month!  Thank you for joining me on this wonderful adventure to play with fabrics and colors.

As always, there are a few challenges for us, but she promises it is a bit simpler than previous quilts. Thank you for that, Jen!

There are several applique blocks along with pieced blocks (I have not received the entire pattern so I can’t give you specifics on the blocks).

You will receive 12 yards of fabric over 12 months, but no duplicates.  Hang on to each month’s fabrics so you have a generous supply with which to work.

Please join HeartSong’s private Golden Days Facebook group which you can find by clicking here.

Jen Kingwell also is setting up a Golden Days Facebook group. Search Golden Days – Private Group for TOM Participants.  Both Facebook groups open you up to wonderful groups of people who are working together on this quilt from all over the world.

Month 1: Austin Block, make one

Confession time…my challenge for myself is to learn how to do needle turn applique if it kills me!  This will be my first attempt (so don’t look too closely at my stitches).  I will be posting a video on the HeartSong Quilts Facebook page with some basic information and a couple of things that I found to be handy.  Click here for HeartSong’s Facebook page.

The mylar templates in this months kit are really nice as they are heat resistant.  After cutting around your traced template with a 3/8” seam allowance, you can press the seams over the template if you want to get a head start of the needle turning business.

 

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I decided to put my circles on my flowers before I stitched them to the background fabric.  I found it a little easier to manipulate the smaller piece.

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Here is my completed Austin Block.

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This was a lot of fun!  Until next time, happy stitching!

Blessings,

Ann