QAAQG Quilt Along Week 7 – Checkerboard
“I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health.”
How are you?
It’s quite a lot of pieces that make a propeller, right? But it’s not that hard, don’t overthink it. Propellers are constantly moving, so the points can’t always be matching.
If you’re a bit behind – no worries, we have another relaxed week for you – just do the checkerboard row. If you do it scrappy, make 204 squares in a row and check!
This week’s task – pretty laid back
Follow your pattern, or cut 204 1-1/2 inch squares, sew them together, two times 50 and 52 resp. pieces in a row. That’s it. Really!
Or you just skip all that measuring, pressuring precision and do it freestyle.
Take strips of random width, sew them together. Iron and cut across into 1-1/2’’ strips. Repeat until you have two 50-1/2’’ and two 52-1/2’’ strips.
Attach the unpieced border after you made your checkerboard row and you are free to start a pillow ;o)! Or cushion. Or why not both?
Have you seen Suzanne’s technique to sew the strips to the existing rows?
What shall we say? Keep posting and chatting on social media, and never forget to use the hashtag #gaaqgqal
Go dig deep in all folders and find the newsletter next Sunday. Maybe you’ll need to search for it, but hey – imagine it’s an Easter egg!
You’d like to try Instagram but don’t really know where to start? Fear not, start here: with our Instagram slideshow Instagram Tutorial
We are still offering the chance to meet your fellow Quilt-Alongers live! Let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org, we’re happy to set up a Zoom meeting to hang and chat together!
Have a wonderful week,
Nico Laudenberg, Gena Loyd and Nancy Frye
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