This week we are making Row 7 – the Fence Post blocks. You can follow along with the cutting directions on page 5 and the sewing directions on pages 12-13 of the Infrastructure Quilt Pattern.
This is a simple row to put together and you can choose to fussy cut parts of the design if you wish. I didn’t worry about fussy cutting this row, but simply let the pattern design fall randomly.
Here are all my cut pieces using black, gray and yellow Geo Pop prints:
For speed and efficiency, I like to stack up all of the units in order next to my sewing machine, and chain piece as much as possible. Here’s what it looks like with the units in position. It’s always amazing to me how much a block shrinks up once it’s sewn!
I’m continuing to press my seams open as I sew them, and use a shorter stitch length so you don’t see the thread poking through the seams. Here’s a short bonus video showing how I press the seams open:
Here’s what it looks like once the complete row is sewn. I put it next to the finished row from last week and I love how it’s coming together!
This has been such a fun quilt to put together so far. By just working on it one row at a time, it’s really easy to sew!
GIVEAWAY & HEATHER’S VERSION
Pop over to Heather Black’s blog at Quiltachusetts to see her version of Row 7 made from Benartex Superior solids. While you are there, be sure to enter the giveaway! Two lucky winners will each receive a brand new rotary cutter from Olfa. I use the Olfa brand from all my cutting and I love how their cutters look and feel. It makes the job so much easier!!
- Click here for the complete Infrastructure supply List and QAL links.
- Click here for Heather’s week 7 blog post.
- Click here to get the Infrastructure Quilt Pattern – PDF version
- Click here to get the Infrastructure Quilt Pattern – Paper version
- Click here to get the Infrastructure Quilt Kit
- Click here to share your work and ask questions in my Facebook group.
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Here’s how my rows look so far, They are bit wrinkly and wonky on my design wall because I put them up in a hurry, and an un-quilted top is always flimsy and unfinished looking. I can’t wait to sew the top together! Just two more rows to go!!