29 October 2016

MOD Bear Paw QAL - Quilt Assembly

Today's post is to provide the instructions for Quilt Assembly.





Close up of BIG BEAR block placements
for use during QUILT ASSEMBLY.








Quilt Assembly:

Step 1:  Arrange your completed blocks according to the quilt layout you have chosen. Sew Grey (L) Sashing strips onto the right side of all but the last block in each row, as shown in the first row.



Step 2:  Sew the LONG SASHING units made in Step 24 to the bottom of all but the last block in each row, as shown in the second row. Sew a Grey (L) sashing strip to the bottom of the last block in each row.

Step 3:  Sew the blocks together to make the rows, as shown in the third and fourth rows.

Step 4:  For the final two rows you will be using the pieces made in the BIG BEAR blocks instruction section. Sew these two rows together in the same fashion as above.

Step 5:  Sew the rows together to complete the QUILT CENTER. For the BABY and CRIB quilt, I recommend stitching around the outside edge of your quilt to prevent the seams from coming apart, as there is no border, then move on to the final Step for quilting and binding.

Step 6:  For the LAP and FULL quilt settings, sew the Dark Brown (B) Plain Borders strips between the Background (A) Plain Border strips. 



Sew these borders onto the edges of the QUILT CENTER UP TO ¼” of the corners of the quilt center. Miter the corners.






Step 7:  Sew the BEAR PRINT border blocks into 4 rows. For the LAP quilt, the rows will each contain 7 sets of BEAR PRINT border blocks. For the FULL quilt, the rows will each contain 9 sets of BEAR PRINT border blocks. Sew two BEAR PRINT Borders onto the sides of the quilt top. Add the 4 Background (G) squares to the ends of two remaining BEAR PRINT borders. Sew these two remaining BEAR PRINT borders onto the top and bottom of your quilt top.



Step 8:  Sew the Background (C) Plain Border strips onto the edges of the quilt UP TO ¼” of the edges of the Background (G) squares. Miter the corners.



Step 9:  Prepare your backing and batting. Baste the quilt. Quilt as desired and trim quilt edges. Prepare your binding strips and bind your quilt.



FOR TRIMMING THE BABY AND CRIB SIZE QUILTS, I RECOMMEND TRIMMING 1/8" LARGER THAN QUILT TOP, TO ALLOW FOR BINDING TO NOT COVER THE POINTS IN THE BLOCKS AT THE QUILT EDGE.

OR YOU MAY WISH TO ADD A NARROW BORDER BEFORE QUILTING AND BINDING. FOR A PERFECT EXAMPLE, PLEASE SEE THIS BLOG POST BY LAURA OF SEWING OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE.


Helpful Links - 


Binding tips








For those who are joining in the quilt along, I have decided to have a linky party where you can share your progress throughout the quilt along. So if you have assembled your quilt top, you can link up here!











Click on this link ===> MOD Bear Paw QAL page for all the details and to see the schedule.


A quilt along is always more fun than quilting alone.
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It is not necessary to purchase the pattern in order to participate.  But if you would prefer the convenience of using a printable pdf pattern, MOD Bear Paw is available for purchase and includes complete cutting instructions and a detailed guide to finishing the entire quilt in any of the four different sizes listed.  The pattern is available in my pattern store here.







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4 comments:

Little Quiltsong said...

Thank you again, Lorna for making this pattern available and for the sew along! This is a special pattern!!

Kat Scribner said...

This design has been nagging at me since you first released it. So yesterday I started my blocks, goal is several blocks per month, so will not be done until next year. I will enjoy looking at everyone else's link ups.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I've been having so much fun making Bear Paw blocks, that, since I need a quick baby quilt, I may make this using rainbow colors (red, yellow, orange, green, blue and purple) and just make the paw blocks, since I can't figure out how to make a rainbow bear. I have a great confetti fabric for the sashing.

Cathy said...

I love the fabric you used for the sashes! So much fun, and so unexpected!

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