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Avalon Quilt Finishing Tips

Avalon Quilt Pattern | A modern quilt pattern by Nollie Bean

We’ve made it to the home stretch!!  We’re finishing up our quilt this week and getting ready to celebrate. 

Some important links before we dig in:

Assemble your blocks!

Hi friend, remember just a few short weeks ago we were picking out our fabric and cutting it up?  Now we’re ready to finish sewing them all back together :)

Avalon Quilt Pattern | A modern quilt pattern by Nollie Bean

We’ve mastered making a square-in-a-square, half square triangles and flying geese!  It’s time to arrange them into our blocks and sew them up.  Following the block assembly instructions in your pattern, arrange all of your pieces and sew them together.  

I like to chain piece when I’m at this step of making my quilt and will sew the same step for all of my blocks at the same time before moving on to the next step.

Quilt Layout 

If you decided to make either the two-color or five-color option, this part of the process is fairly simple.  However, if you are making the mix and match or decided on a scrappy or fat quarter frenzy version like I did, it’s time to start moving blocks around until are happy.

Lay out your blocks on either a design wall or a large floor space and start mixing and matching - making sure that you take pictures each time you shuffle blocks around!!  This will help you compare and go back to a layout that you liked better.

Avalon Quilt Pattern | A modern quilt pattern by Nollie Bean

When you’re looking at the pictures of your quilt layout options, make sure to also view them in grayscale.  This will help you see saturation that is sometimes hard to see with the naked eye.   

Avalon Quilt Pattern | A modern quilt pattern by Nollie Bean

Then, make sure you like how the blocks look and feel before you begin sewing the rows together.

Avalon Quilt Pattern | A modern quilt pattern by Nollie Bean

With large blocks and no sashing, quilt construction comes together in a snap!  Then, take a step back and enjoy all of your hard work! 

Avalon Quilt Pattern | A modern quilt pattern by Nollie Bean

Happy sewing, friend!  And as quickly as you get this quilt sewn up, grab a friend or some family and head out to take some beautiful quilty pictures out in nature :)

Avalon Quilt Pattern | A modern quilt pattern by Nollie Bean

I love to see what you make!  Please use #avalonquilt and #nolliebeanpatterns when you share on Instagram.

Happy sewing!!
Xoxo ~Jenni
Avalon Quilt | A modern quilt pattern by Nollie Bean

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