Hello cute people!
Today the big finish of the
is here at last.
A big thank you to all
of you quilty fun-ers out there,
and to all of those who
played a sew along hostess with the most-est!
And of course Kimberly and the girls at
for being large and in charge
sponsoring all of the giveaways!
I've had so much fun seeing everyone
playing with all of the blocks in my book:)
It has given me such a thrill
knowing that you all have been
choosing your fabrics ...
cutting them all up into
cute little pieces ...
and then sewing away
to make cute little blocks
each and every week.
Hasn't it been a blast
having lots of
*quilty fun* together???
So now onto the last steps!
When all of your blocks and
inner sashings are complete ...
It's time to make the borders!
Click here for download 20…
the borders instruction PDF.
Now let's talk a little about the binding!
I used my 2 1/2" scrappy stash basket
to pull fabrics for my scrappy binding:)
I just love a scrappy binding don't you?
I didn't join these strips on the diagonal ...
but just straight seams:)
Remember to press the seams
open after sewing for less bulk:)
If you need a refresher
on how I do my binding ...
for my binding tutorials:)
Once your scrappy binding is prepared ...
put it in a safe place until you are ready to sew it on.
So now lets talk about my scrappy backing!
Of course you don't need to make a scrappy backing …
you can just do one fabric and make the label just like the PDF instructions.
But if you want to make a
scrappy back like me ...
here is how I did mine:)
I used 24 fat quarters of what I have always called
"busy backgrounds" fabric.
this means fabric with an assortment of prints
on a white or cream background.
I cut each fat quarter into 16 1/2" square ...
for a total of 24.
*(a 16 1/2" square ruler works perfectly for this)
Click here for download 21...
the free label pattern that I designed especially for this quilt along!
After you have finished your
"bee in my bonnet" label ...
it will measure 16 1/2" square.
Sew all of the busy background squares together
with the label in the center.
Make sure that when you or your quilter is preparing to quilt ...
that the backing is on straight and centered with the quilt front.
After quilting ...
when you trim off the excess backing fabric it will look like this!
I love how the scrappy backing looks
with the scrappy binding...
you are finished with your
Quilty Fun Sampler:)
But wait!!! ...
you are not finished
sewing along with me ...
because one week from today
I will be announcing the next
Bee in my Bonnet Sew Along
and we will be using
as our instruction manual:)
have a quilty kind of day ...
and I hope that you had fun
being the boss of your own quilt:)
P.S. Don't forget to upload your photos
to the Flickr group to enter onto this weeks giveaways which are ...
Two of the large size Aurifil
along with ...
Two sets of Alphabitties:)
***Choose + cut + sew + upload = WIN