Welcome to week four of the Bari J. Quilt a long! Melanie has a beautiful block for you today! Enjoy!
Hello, hello again! Melanie ( @southerncharmquilts ) here once more and we are going to be working on our fourth pattern for Anthology quilt.
I don't know about you, but I'm loving watching this quilt come together in real life. It's one thing to see it on a screen, but a whole other to stand in front of it and squeal and clap my hands (that's what I do, you see).
If you are always wondering what block is next, I did a little recap over on my own blog here and I tell you the schedule of the blocks to come. This way you can be mulling things over a bit.
Before we get down to the nitty gritty this week, if you are new to our quilt along, "Welcome!". You can find all the blocks that we've already made right here. Join in any time and catch up when you can. Explore the #barijquiltalong over on IG, make some new friends, and enjoy some patchwork. That's what quilt alongs are all about after all!
Be sure to make it to the bottom of this post. We've got another giveaway for you!
The next pattern for our quilt is Granny Squares. If you are a crocheter, you know exactly what a granny square is. This one, however, is not made with yarn. We are making patchwork granny squares, but you'll note the resemblance.
For my fabrics this week, I'm using (click the shops to be taken directly to the fabric):
This week we will need 3 granny square blocks. They should measure 9" when you finish making them.
A little more for beginners
If you need a little bit more help than the PDF offers, please enjoy this video. I also discuss what fussy cutting is and how to achieve it.
Tips this week:
- You don't HAVE to have a special ruler for fussy cutting, but it sure does make it easier. You also don't HAVE to fussy cut.
- The trimming is the hardest part of this block, go slow.
- Make your blocks one at a time if you are new to patchwork. This way by the time you make the last block, you know exactly what you're doing.
- Use starch. It will be your bestie with all the seams in this block.
Our Sponsors & a Giveaway
This round Ava & Neve has offered one lucky winner a ten count bundle of fat sixteens worth $40. Cross your fingers, make a wish, and be sure to post your progress so that you might could win this bundle!
To be eligible to win, all you have to do is post your progress on IG using the #barijquiltalong and tag @BariJ and me, @SouthernCharmQuilts. You will also need to be following @AvaandNeve . We will randomly choose a winner next Monday. You will need to have a public IG account so that we can see your posts. This giveaway will be open internationally.
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Bari has SO MANY fabrics that are perfect for fussy cutting! I can't wait to see which fabrics you choose to fussy cut or maybe you have something else completely in mind to do with this block. Be creative and enjoy making patchwork!
*Special thanks to my friend, Katie, for testing the Granny Square block pattern.