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Around the Block | Round Robin Quilt Along- Finishing the Quilt

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Today we are finishing up the Round Robin– Around the Block Quilt along.

This has been one of the funnest quilt alongs I have done.  The designers were great {super thank you!}, the quilt blocks were perfect for each other….and so glad everything went together like they were meant to be.

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Now that the quilts are all put together, I thought we’d talk a little bit about quilting and binding.

Machine Quilting:

I did a repeating circle in the sashing.  Simple and quick.  Makes life happy.  When I hit the pinwheels in the sashing, I did a little swirl and then moved onto the next section with the repeating circles.

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Each quilt block got it’s own design, but I kep with the theme of apple cores {half circles}, circles, swirls and loops.  The large applique flower was quilted with echo quilting. {where you quilt around the shape, and then continue quilting around the shape following the same shape as before}

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I used white thread for the whole quilt.  It hides for the most part and I am happy with how it turned out.

For the binding, I used 2 1/4″ strips and machine stitched the binding.   Here’s a tutorial for making your bias binding strips, and making your corners miter.  If you prefer a different method, here is a tutorial on folding the back to the front.

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This is part of the Round Robin Quilt Along Series– for previous blocks and for theschedule of designers….clickety click here.

Round Robin 2014 | 12 designers | 12 Quilt Blocks | patchworkposse.com

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Check out the flickr group for more quilts and to see what others are sewing.

For all the Quilt Blocks in the Round Robin- Clickety Click here.

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2 Comments

  • Betty C

    Your quilt turned out absolutely gorgeous. Your fabrics are perfect for it.
    I will be getting my top done soon. I have really enjoyed this QAL too!
    Thank you so much to you and all your designers!!

  • Jeannie

    I had thought of circles, but decided to stick with the star theme. Yours turned out great! I’m almost 1/2 done with the quilting, but it will have to wait until after the weekend to be finished.

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