Block of the Week- The Odette Quilt- Week 11

Welcome to Week 11- the final week- of the Odette Quilt Block of the Week!  This week we are working on the setting.

Here are the scheduled posts in this series.  If they have already been posted, they have links to them. If there are no links, that means they have posted yet.

Odette Schedule

Quilt Top Assembly

From the sashing & border fabric, cut-
      -1- 12 1/2" x 42" strip, cross cut into 12- 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" pieces
      -1- 3 1/2" x 42" strip, cross cut into 3- 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" pieces
      -13- 3 1/2" x 42" strips, cut three strips in half to yield 6- 3 1/2" x 21" pieces and leave the remaining 10 strips whole.

            1.  Join one 3 1/2” x 21" strip to one 3 1/2" x 42" strip together end to end to yield 1- 3 1/2" x 63" strip.  Repeat to make a total of 6 short pieced strips.  Set two short pieced strips aside until later.  Trim 4 short pieced strips to measure 3 1/2" x 57 1/2" strips- these are the sashing rows. 

            2.  Join three 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” sashing strips and four blocks to make a  block row. Press towards the sashing. The row should measure 10 1/2” x 62 1/2”, including the seam allowances. Repeat to make a total of five rows.  (I placed the blocks the order we made them.  However you can arrange them any way you'd like.)

Make 5 block rows, each row measures 12 1/2" x 57 1/2"

            3.  Join the sashing rows and block rows, alternating them as shown below. The quilt center should measure 57 1/2” x 72 1/2”, including the seam allowances.  Press seam allowance toward the sashing rows.

Quilt center, measures 57 1/2" x 72 1/2"

            4.  For the border, sew 2- 3 1/2” x 42” strips together end to end. Repeat to make a total of two long pieced strips. Trim these two long pieced strips to 72 1/2” long.  Sew these strips to the sides of the quilt top. Press. Trim the remaining two short pieced strips to 63 1/2” long. Sew these strips to the top and bottom edges of the quilt top. Press. The quilt top should now measure 63 1/2” x 78 1/2”, including the seam allowances.

Quilt Top Assembly

       1.  Layer the quilt top, batting, and, backing.  Baste the layers together.

       2.  Hand or machine quilt as desired.  

       3.  Using 8- 2 1/2" strips of the binding fabric, make continuous binding and bind the quilt by hand or machine.

And, that's it!  Can you believe we have reached the end of this quilt along?!  I can't!  It flew by for me.  I hope you have had a great time making this quilt and I hope you feel you have stretched your skills!  Thanks for sewing along with me!

Talk to you soon,



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