Welcome to part two of the Stitch Pink Together quilt sew along! We hope you’re enjoying making these blocks. We have more fun on the way with two different heart blocks to make today. We’ll also begin to make the alternate blocks this week since there are fifteen of them included in the quilt.
Stitch Pink Quilt Along Part 2
Today we’ll be making three different types of blocks. While it sounds and looks like a lot of sewing, there is strip piecing you can use to save lots of time with the alternate blocks. And I share a great cutting technique on today’s video. I won’t be sharing the tutorial videos here on the blog, but you can find them on our YouTube channel here.
Helpful Tools and Tips
Be sure to watch the video for all of my tips for block pressing and tools that can help make your sewing quicker and more accurate. Below is a list of tools I suggest in today’s video. These tools are helpful not only for today’s blocks but will also help as you continue making the quilt:
- Mini Simple Folded Corners Ruler
- Olfa 1 ¼” x 12 ½” Ruler (Note…it’s called the 1 x 12 but measures at 1 ¼″ x 12″)
- Creative Grids 4 ½” x 8 ½” Ruler
- Remember that you will need the Together Quilt Pattern to make this quilt (QLD210)
2 Simple Hearts + 2 Squares Blocks
You will be making three of the 2 Simple Hearts + 2 Squares Blocks. Cutting information for these blocks is found on page two of the pattern with assembly instructions beginning on page five.
4 Simple Hearts Blocks
There will just be one of these blocks in the quilt. Find cutting information for this block on page two of the pattern with assembly instructions beginning on page 6.
The alternate blocks group is the biggest group of blocks. But they go together really quickly. Cutting instructions can be found on page two with assembly instructions beginning on page eight. Be sure to watch the video for some fun helps for these blocks. I’ve also got my tips in the list below.
Extra Tips for Making the Alternate Blocks
- Watch the video to see my technique for stacking and cutting multiple strip sets.
- Use the same strip piecing technique for the center and corner four-patch units.
- Consider “flipping” the center seams of the 4-patch units as shown in the video in order to eliminate bulk at the centers of these sections.
Thanks so much for sewing along and for stopping by to read the Stitch Pink Quilt Along Part 2 post. We’ll see you back on Monday next week for another set of blocks to sew and a new Stitch Pink Together Sew Along Video. Remember that you can find all of the previous posts in this series here.