Zippers, Inset Seams, and Curves! Oh My!

This past week I fit in two full days of sewing with friends. I focused on completing the Fence Rail Star quilt during those two days. And ta-da! I did complete that quilt top!

Yesterday I made a quick trip to my LQS to pick up a ruler set I had ordered. And while there, I looked through the fabrics in their clearance section and found this piece for the back of the Fence Rail Star quilt.

I just thought the sayings on this piece worked perfectly with the scrappy quilt top!

The print has a saying starting with each letter of the alphabet: Act kindly, Be honest … Jump for joy … Make someone happy … Read good books, are a few of the saying.  Cute, right?! The fabric line is Ron’s World by Buggy Barn for Henry Glass & Co.

I also spent some time catching up on a BOM I’m doing this year. Here are blocks 6 & 7 completed for the Facebook Sit Down Free Motion quilting BOM.

Block 6 has a zipper pocket in the center of the star. I can see this block used in future quilts to tuck little notes in for kids quilts, or maybe wedding quilts. Where would you use a zipper pocket in a quilt?

Block 7 was paper pieced and has those dreaded inset corners and triangles. Our instructor is doing just a bit of pushing to help us all overcome some piecing fears! Have you conquered inset and ‘y’ seams in your piecing?

And I did get a few of the On the Wave units sewn together. This is a quilt-along sponsored by Goshia of Quilts My Way.

Goshia’s quilt-along is called Sew All Around. That may be a clever play on words as both of the quilts she has presented have curved piecing! Have you ever made a quilt with curved piecing?

How did I do on last week’s To-Do List?

  1. Fence Rail Star quilt – sew together rows, maybe get to borders. ✔️ top completed and back purchased!
  2. Layout On the Wave quilt pieces, start stitching. ✔️ layout ready and stitching started!

To-Do List for this week:

  1. Piecing On the Wave quilt top.
  2. Piece back for Fence Rail Star
Linking to To-Do Tuesday and Linky Tuesday.
That’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by!



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3 Responses to “Zippers, Inset Seams, and Curves! Oh My!”

  1. Kathryn Trask Says:

    The Fence Rail Star quilt looks so great and I love the backing fabric you were able to pick up for it. Words to live by!

  2. Sarah Says:

    Love the backing fabric for the fence rail star quilt! And your BOM blocks look great!

  3. Christine Slaughter Says:

    Love, love, love how the fence rail quilt top turned out! And you really did find a perfect fabric for the back. Love those little encouraging and cheerful phrases.

    That zippered pocket block is very clever. What a neat idea for a way to store little treasures… so long as one remembers to take them out when washing the quilt! LOL!! Great work on your inset blocks. I recall hand-piecing Y seams on an aurifil block of the month (maybe 2014 or 2015) and it was super difficult for me. I haven’t attempted to use my sewing machine to do them. Yet. ;)

    Your On The Wave blocks turned out fab… you have fantastic sewing skills! Well done!

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