Monday, April 2, 2018

Garden of Contentment, Finishing Instructions

These patterns are no longer available.  Craftsy has removed them from my shop, and I've found no alternative.  I'll leave the instructions here for those who already own the patterns.  Thank you for all of your support!!

It's time to put our Garden together!!  I'm going to repeat the cutting instructions for the sashing and borders, the measurements are already in the General Instructions pdf that I uploaded before we started.  If you don't have that, and haven't started your quilt yet, I urge you to download it - it's free.  I had you cut the borders and sashing before starting the quilt, as they're cut from the same fabric you used for your block backgrounds.

So - without any further ado - let's get busy!

Cut 2 – 4” x 44”
Cut 2 – 4” x 54”

Cut 6 – 1 ½” x 13”

Cut 2 – 1 ½” x 44 

I have you cut a little larger than you'll need, as a precaution.  Attach the sashing and borders, trimming as you go.  Better to have a little longer than you need instead of running short!


Attach a 1 1/2" x 13" strip to the bottom of the Peace block, press and trim even.
Attach the top of the Hope block to the sashing strip .
Attach a 1 1/2" x 13" strip to the top of the Faith block.  Press and trim even.
Attach the sashed Faith block to the bottom of the Hope block.

Repeat for the next two rows.  Press well.

Attach a 1 1/2" x 44" strip to the right side of the first row.  Press and trim even.
Attach another strip to the right side of the second row.  Press and trim even.
Attach your rows together.

Using starch helps a lot with this whole process.


Attach a 4" x 44" border to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Press and trim even.

Attach a 4" x 54" border to each side of the quilt.  Press and trim even.

Sorry for the poor picture quality!!!

And you are done!  Congratulations - you have a beautiful quilt top!  I'm using a jelly roll for the binding, piecing it together.  I do like a scrappy binding!  I'm not sure yet how I'm going to quilt it, nothing fancy because I don't know how.  I would dearly love to see pictures of your finished quilts, you can email me or post on my facebook page (link on sidebar).

I'm off to get more coffee and think about what's next....
See you soon!

(Isaiah 58:11) "And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."


sunny said...

It's all so gorgeous! I just have too many things in the works to take on another project. Yes, I'll be kicking myself when I start seeing the quilts online.

Jocelyn said...


Yvonne said...

Very pretty!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Working on Block 8 today...tiny leaves...grin. Thanks for all your wonderful designs all in one quilt.

Big hugs,


TerriSue said...

Dear Allie,I will be a bit sad come next Monday when there will not be a new blocks instructions from you. I still have so much to do on this one that I will be busy still.
The house is in total disorder but the foundation work is done. Praise to Abba for the resources to be able to do it. Now we need to wait several months to see if the house will settle back to a more level area. Then we will be able to have the doors re-hung and the cracks in the walls and ceilings repaired. That we even have the resources to do these things just staggers Jim and I. God has been so incredible these last few years we are left dumbstruck.
I hope you find the right sheet for your backing soon. Your mentioning that made me realize that even though I have a ways to go on my quilt it would not be amiss to start keeping my eyes alert for one for my quilt also.
Thank you so much for the time and effort that went into this stitch-along. You could have easily just put this design up for sell in your Craftsy store. All of the work that went into each weeks posts and especially the Bible verses... I feel so honored to have been a part of this. Thank you again.

Anonymous said...

Hi Allie wow this is so pretty ,what a beautiful design,you are very clever my friend xx

Little Penpen said...

How pretty!

cocoya said...

Very pretty


Unknown said...

I just loved the time spent with this project. A little embroidery, a little applique and a little patchwork, so perfect. Dare I hope for another project for spring 2019?


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