Avalon Quilt Finishing Tips
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:
- Learn all about the inspiration behind this pattern here!
- Read about fabric selection tips and a square-in-a-square tutorial here.
- All about Half Square Triangles and Flying geese!
- Shop all things Avalon, including the pattern if you don’t have yours yet, here.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
Then, make sure you like how the blocks look and feel before you begin sewing the rows together.
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!
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 :)