Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mountain Trail Part 4

This is where I left off at part 3.  I've seen several blocks put together on blogs! What fun!!

Sew the light side on your 4 patch, then the dark strip with the red square. Press toward your strip.
Keep building, making sure your dark strips are all on the same side.
And your light strips are all on the same side.

Ta-Da! Your block should measure 5".
You can have some fun with a few different layouts. I am partial to this setting, but this is your quilt, so do what you like. My blocks are laid out 4x5. I always sew my quilt together in sections. The above photos shows how I did it on this one.
You decide what you want to do as far as a border.
If you want to do as I did and copy the original, I first measured the center and two sides of my quilt top to get the length size. I cut two strips that were 2 1/2" wide and attached. Your top is now complete!! Woo-hoo!! In a couple of days I'll tell you what I did as far as quilting and finishing. This is where one of my errors comes into play... Gee, the minute I think I know what I'm doing then something happens and I realize I'm always learning!!


  1. I LOVE this...I found some old reds last night that I bought YEARS ago that I am no longer in love with. I was going to throw them out or find them a new home, then I remembered your project. These reds aren't so ugly as 1-1/4 inch squares! Thanks for the inspiration...I've cut out the squares and set them aside to do this as a "leader" and "ender" project.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  2. Thank you for another beautiful quiltalong. I'm ready to cut my border and quilt now !

  3. This is a darling quilt. I didn't follow along this time but may still make it. I have a few things on my plate this week. Such a quilt little quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)


  4. These blocks are so fun to make - I will definitely not be able to stop at 20. They are also fun to play with! What a great quiltalong project Lori!!
    Your quilt is lovely - no errors noticeable to me.

  5. I'll be ready to sew soon. It's a charming mini for sure.

  6. Except for the border my top is all pieced. And it's gorgeous if I say so myself. Thanks so much for the QAL. There's something about your QALs that strikes a chord with me. I like how their not the run-off-the-mill variety actually almost a little quirky? :)

    Glad to hear you're adjusting to your mom's issues. Let's hope that the research in stem cells speeds up.

  7. I'm still back on the previous step--and you thought I would have it all done! HA! : )

  8. looks wonderful love the red in there, makes the quilt for me!
    love the borders! thanks for sharing

  9. I've got all my blocks made - now I just need to get them sewn together - what a fun project it's been Lori - thanks for sharing this with us!

  10. this is what I get for letting blog posts pile up for months! This is wonderful and I am going to have to make one for myself :-)
    Now where is my list of "to dos"??
    Thanks for sharing of your talent so freely, Lori.

  11. I am ready to go as soon as I can find some time to sew the strips together. Can't wait to see what it will all look like when it is together. Hope to show you the results soon.

  12. Ahh lightbulb moment here, thank you!

  13. I love this Lori. I am about to make a start on it. I shouldn't but can't help myself.:-)

  14. So cute. Wait. Super cute. Must do list!

  15. All blocks complete. Some sewn together. Will get the rest sewn together and cut border tonight. Goal: To be hand quilting in front of "Call The Midwives" and "Upstairs Downstairs" on Sunday night! I love this little quilt. If I can part with it, it will be a Christmas gift. If not, it will grace my table at work. Win-win. Thank you, thank you.

  16. will be sewing all of the strips into blocks tomorrow.
    having a good time with this one and am thinking about doing it again using 1.5 inch squares and strips . . . and making a larger quilt.
    a great way to use up scraps~!



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