Courtyard Quilt Along – Week 3

Hello Everyday Quilters!

Welcome to Week 3 of the Courtyard Quilt Along! This week we’re sewing the blocks.

We love seeing your progress, so be sure to post to the Facebook group so we can see your beautiful creation come together! Click here to join the Everyday Stitches Courtyard Quilt Along 2022 group.

Courtyard (64″ x 85″) The bordered version.
Courtyard (64″ x 85″) The scrappy version
Courtyard (64″ x 85″) The checkerboard version.

Week 3: Sewing The Blocks

Once the curved piecing is done, the blocks go together really fast. At this stage they are in essence a large nine-patch block.

First, determine your wide sashing and cornerstones. If you’re doing the scrappy version, mix and match as you choose from the leftover fat quarters. If you’re doing a more controlled version, you’ll know what you’re using so you can cut them all at once. The size to cut your 4 wide sashing and 1 cornerstone per block is in the pattern.

The pictures below show the stages of sewing the blocks. Rinse and repeat until you’ve made the number of blocks your size calls for.

Four curved units sewn. When laying out your blocks, be careful to have all the small arcs on the four outside corners of the blocks. It’s easy to get them turned around. Pay attention to color placement if you are grouping colors together. If you going totally scrappy then you don’t need to worry about this. But we like some control even in a scrappy quilt, so we group the small arcs and the large arcs together.
Our block with the wide sashing and cornerstone.
Sew together like a nine-patch block. Press toward the sashing so the units nest together when joining the rows.
One block done!

Weekly Video Tutorials

There’s no video this week! Since sewing the blocks is so easy and you heard how loud Jenifer’s basement was in last week’s Live session, we decided to stick with pictures this week.

Our QAL Progress:

This week we assembled one block! You can see our progress above.

Winner Winner!

Congratulations to Colleen Rangel! She won our second giveaway – an Everyday Stitches Spoolin’ Around kit!

This week we have another giveaway! To enter, post a new picture of your progress and tell us where you are from. We should have done this last week! It’s always fun making new quilty friends from all over the world! As for us, Trisch lives in Overland Park, Kansas, and Jenifer is from Kansas City, Missouri, but we’re only about 20 minutes apart from each other.

The drawing will be Friday, April 8. This is a quick turnaround so don’t put off posting!

Weekly Facebook Live Q&A:

If you don’t know, each week on Fridays we host a Facebook Live Q&A Session (11 a.m. CST) if you need just a little more help or clarification on anything at all – or maybe you just want to spend some time with like-minded quilters. You can submit questions ahead of time here or post them during the live session.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the live session. We’ll post it to the Facebook group after so you can watch it whenever you have time. We hope to see you this Friday!


Week 1 – Cutting the Curves. Learn how to use the templates to make perfect curved cuts
Week 2 – Sewing the Curves. All our tips and hints to make your curve piecing perfect!
Week 3 – Sewing the Blocks. Piece the blocks
Week 4 – Assembling the Top. Putting it all together
Week 5 – Quilting and Finishing. Top assembly and binding tips

Good luck sewing, and we’ll see you on the Everyday Stitches Courtyard Quilt Along 2022 group.