Hello Everyday Quilters!
Welcome to Week 5 of the Courtyard Quilt Along! This is our last week and we’re talking about how to quilt it. This last week we’re doing things a bit differently, so be sure to read to the end for all the changes.
We want to thank everyone for joining us for this QAL. We’ve had a lot of fun watching all the Courtyard quilts, in all the different beautiful fabrics, being born! Once the QAL is done, you can continue to post your progress in the Facebook group. We can’t wait to see all the completed quilts!
Week 4: Quilting
I have quilted several Courtyard quilts – what a surprise! I always stitch in the ditch around the shapes to make them more defined. In the large petals, I then echo the two curves and fill with a wishbone pattern. I often fill the larger sashing with a wishbone pattern as well filling in the large cornerstones as I go. In the background arcs, I either fill them echoing the curve, or I make curves radiating from the corner of the background to the arc (see pictures below). I always leave the small sashing unquilted. All of our Courtyard quilts are out on loan right now, so I had to use the best pictures I could find of the quilting! Please post your quilting on the Facebook group – I’d love to see what you do!
Congratulations to Isis Pluut! She won our fourth giveaway – an Everyday Stitches pattern of her choice!
This week we have another giveaway! To enter, comment with a waving hand emoji on the Week 5 post on Facebook. This is the big giveaway – the Anna Maria Horner Made My Day jelly roll, so be sure to enter to win!
The drawing will be Friday, April 22. This is a quick turnaround so don’t put off posting!
Weekly Facebook Live Q&A:
We are not having a FB live session this Friday. We have been plagued with technical difficulties in trying to do this for this qal. We’ve given up! For the grand prize giveaway, we’ll draw the winner and then post it Friday at 11 a.m. It’s not as much fun doing it that way, but it’s not as frustrating either!
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.