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In between sewing bags, I've been working on finishing this top. Each block is BIG, just under 12" each. Do the colors feel spring/summer to you? I started the blocks in May!! Yikes. The blocks actually came together quickly and they were fun to do. I really love how the chunky pieces show off the larger scale prints.
I used a mish mash of fabrics from my stash. A little Love by Amy Butler, a little Farmers Market by Sandi Henderson, Bloom & Grow by Riley Blake and dots. I love dots!
I was putting off finishing it because of the sashing. I don't always have the best luck with sashing. I love the look though. All those bright happy colors and white, glorious white. I came across something that changed me forever! Well at least my sashing. : ) Do you want to know too? Ok.
First finish piecing your rows. Once they are done measure each one. Calculate their average width. Cut your sashing strips to that size. Start pinning the sashing to the rows with a pin on each end. Now add a third pin in the middle. Now you can pin the rest. This will distribute the width of the sashing and the rows evenly. If you need to smidge the fabric a little here and there you can. Now I know some of you are reading this saying... uh... yeah! What the heck were you doing before? You don't even want to know! Let's just say this was a light bulb moment for me.
The rain has finally come to California. It smells wonderful! A perfect day to sew. What are you up to this weekend??