Riley Blake Project Tour- Bloom & Grow



Good Morning, Everyone!  Today I'm sharing the project I made for the Riley Blake Designs Project Tour for Bloom & Grow by Simple Simon & Co.  

Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs


I designed this fun and simple quilt for this project tour!  


I didn't write out an in depth pattern but I'll tell you how I made it in case you want to replicate it.

Side to Side Quilt

This quilt measures 78 3/8" x 95 3/8".

SUPPLIES-

To make this quilt, you'll need:

14 fat eighths OR 7 fat quarters- OR 40- 6 7/8" squares cut from scraps- Used here: Bloom & Grow Fat quarter bundle FQ-10110-18

4 1/4 yards white background fabric- Used here: Confetti Cotton C120-VINTAGEWHITE

2/3 yard inner border fabric- Used here: Bloom & Grow C10115-PINK

1 yard outer border fabric- Used here: Bloom & Grow C10110-BURGUNDY

7 1/4 yards backing fabric- Used here: Confetti Cotton C120-PEONY

5/8 yard binding fabric- Used here: Bloom & Grow C10112-NAVY


CUTTING-

From the print fabric,

14 strips, 6 7/8" x 21, cross cut into 40 squares, 6 7/8" x 6 7/8" (can be cut from 14 fat eighths, 7 fat quarters, or scraps!)


From the solid white background fabric,
7 strips, 6 7/8" x 42, crosscut into 40 squares, 6 7/8" x 6 7/8" 
11 strips, 6 1/2" x 42", crosscut into 63 squares, 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" 
2 strips, 9 3/4" x 42", crosscut into 8 squares, 9 3/4" x 9 3/4", cut each on both diagonal to yield 4 triangles per square, for a total of 32 triangles
1 strip, 5 1/4" x 42", crosscut into 2 squares, 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", cut each on one diagonal to yield 2 triangles per square, for a total of 4 triangles


MAKING THE QUILT-

Using the 2 at a time half square triangle method, take the 40- 6 7/8" white and print squares and make 80 half square triangles (HSTs).  Each HST should measure 6 1/2" x 6 1/2", including the seam allowance.

Next start assembling the rows!  Some of these rows are LONG!  So, if you want your HSTs in a specific order, I recommend laying the out and piecing one row at a time.  Here is the schematic for piecing the quilt top-

Next, square up the quilt top.  There may be a little overhang on the setting triangles (cut from the 9 3/4" squares) and the corner triangles (cut from the 5 1/4" squares).  If there was overhang, it would be very small- at about 1/8".  The center of the quilt top will measure 68 3/8" x 85 3/8".

Finally, add your borders.  I chose to add two borders.  The first one is 2" border and the second one is a 3" border.


For the inner border, sew two pink 2 1/2” x 42” strips together end to end. Repeat to make a total of four pieced strips. Trim two pieced strips to 84 3/8” long.  Sew these strips to the sides of the quilt top.  NOTE:  I had exactly just enough length to complete the side border strip.  If you piece is a little short, take a little bit from another 2 1/2" and add it on to your current strip.  The top and bottom borders use less than the side borders so you will still have enough.  Press. Trim the remaining two pieced strips to 72 3/8” long. Sew these strips to the top and bottom edges of the quilt top. Press. The quilt top should now measure 72 3/8” x 89 3/8”, including the seam allowances.

For the outer border, sew two burgundy 3 1/2” x 42” strips together end to end. Repeat to make a total of four pieced strips. Take one burgundy 3 1/2” x 42” strip and cut it in half to yield 2- 3 1/2" x 21" strips.    Piece one 3 1/2" x 21" strip to one 3 1/2" x 84" strip to yield a long pieced strip.  Repeat once more.  Trim two long pieced strips to measure 89 3/8” long.  Sew these strips to the sides of the quilt top.  Press. Trim the remaining two pieced strips to 78 3/8” long. Sew these strips to the top and bottom edges of the quilt top. Press. The quilt top should now measure 78 3/8” x 95 3/8”, including the seam allowances.



I free motion quilted a meandering loop using my Janome M7 Continental.  I'm still perfecting this quilting design.  While I feel pretty comfortable with it, there are times when I still go too fast of two slow and you can see the difference in stitch length and I'm still working on spacing.  I enjoy doing this design though so I do enjoy practicing it.

Thank you for following along with me!  Let me know if you have any questions!







Happy sewing!  Enjoy!


Talk to you soon,


Jessica 

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