How are your Bling quilt blocks coming along? Be sure to see the end of this post for links to the introductory post and QAL schedule if you are just getting started!
I love a stack of freshly pressed blocks!!
If you are following along and arranging the blocks as shown on the pattern cover, you’ll want to sew your sets of bling blocks into 4’s like my pics below.
Geo Pop Bling blocks with Op Squares white background
At this point, don’t worry where each fabric goes. I think it’s more fun to let the blocks be random than trying to overthink it too much.
Geo Pop Bling blocks with Tiny Hex Black background
In the Bling quilt pattern, I’ve given 4 more layout ideas for you to explore if you wish. There are plenty more iterations you can try depending on how much you rotate each block!
Your homework this week is to finish your blocks and sew them into larger groupings of 2’s or 4’s, then sew those into rows. If you get that far and are feeling gung ho – go ahead and finish up your “flimsy” (aka unquilted top).
In the versions above and below, I’ve sewn my blocks into random groups of four according to the orientation on the front pattern cover. I’m using my design wall to lay out the larger blocks into a pleasing arrangement.
I try to speed things up as efficiently as I can. I’ll chain piece by sewing pairs of blocks together without clipping threads in between, and I give myself plenty of room to work. I’ll also take a pic of my final layout with my phone so I can refer to it as I sew each row.
I’m enjoying see the progress of those who share on instagram (#blingquilt) and in my ChristaQuilts facebook group!
2 thoughts on “Bling Quilt Along Part 2: Sewing the Quilt Top”
Great job! you inspired me! I also really liked how your workplace is designed.
What a great quilting table set up you have. Thanks for sharing. Just finished spray basting my Bling quilt. Will try to get a photo posted on Facebook.