Sweet Romance (update)

Hey Kiddos or should I say Quilters ~ Finally catching up with the patterns for the two blog hops.  “Jumping into the fire”, that’s how I like to do things ;-}  So, having never blogged before, I decided if I was part of two blog hops, I would have to learn how to do it!  And guess what….. I’m learning,  but I have been behind.  Since I’ve been busy working on the pattern, I haven’t been able to respond to comments yet = :o{

Here is the yardage & fabric info, plus directions for the Sweet Romance quilt.

The Directions for the Sweet Romance Block are in:

Vol. #4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks ~ Block # 351

Sweet Romance

56″ x 68″

The directions on my blog are for joining 20 blocks & adding the borders.

WillowBerry Lane Fabrics with Henry Glass & Yardage:

cream & red print – 5700-88…………………….1-1/4 yards

cream print – 5697-2…………………………………1-3/4 yards

light green tone-on-tone – 5695-66…………..1/4 yard

dark green tone-on-tone – 5700-66…………..1/8 yard

brown print – 5702-33……………………………….1 yard

tan floral – 5694-32……………………………………1 yard

red tone-on-tone – 5700-88………………………3/4 yard

bias binding (cream & red print)……………….1/2 yard

*backing………………….4 yards

*For the backing – choose one of the fabrics used in the quilt.  When you sew a beautiful quilt, the back is just as important as the front.  Believe me, I still regret using a poor quality fabric on one of the first quilts I created :-{

Directions:

Make 20 Sweet Romance blocks (directions found in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 4)

1- Arrange blocks into 5 rows of 4 blocks each and join to create body of quilt.

2- Cut the following to piece the border corners ~ Make 4:

~ tan floral ~ (4)  3-1/4 ” squares (you may want to fussy-cut these)

~ dark green tone-on-tone ~ (4)  1-1/2″ squares (sew diagonally to    corner of tan floral square to create a triangle)

~ cream print ~ (4) 1-1/4″ x 3-1/4″  (sew to upper edge of tan floral)

~ (4) 1-1/4″ x 4″ (sew to left edge of tan floral)

3- Cut the following strips to piece the borders:

~ cream & red ~ (14)  2″ x width of fabric

~ red tone-on-tone ~ (7)  1″ x width of fabric

Trim selvages from all strips.

4- Piece the borders:

Join a cream & red strip to both sides of each red strip to create a border unit.

Piece 2 border units to make a long enough border for the side of the quilt.  Make 2

Trim to correct length.

Piece 1-1/2 border units to make a long enough border for the top or bottom of the   quilt.          Make 2

Trim to correct length.

Join a border corner  to each end of the top and bottom border units placing the green triangles to the inside corner (the corner that will point to the quilt body).

First sew side borders to quilt, then the top and bottom borders with the corner units.

Your Sweet Romance quilt top if finished.  Layer with backing and batting, quilt, bind and enjoy your quilt by using it or giving it to someone in your life.

…….and HAVE FUN!

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