Week 8 Red Fort Quilt Along
It's the last week of our quilt along, which means we get to see all the pieces come together. I cannot wait to see what each of you has created and the way you organize the blocks. I just love the fabric choices each of you chose and watching you piece the quilts has gotten my creative juices flowing.
I want to thank you gals that signed up. This was my first time organizing a quilt along and you took a chance on me, which I appreciate. We have been a small group, but each of you has been consistent in sharing your quilts. Your interactions and encouragement has made these last weeks so much fun.
All right, now to those quilts! Last week I gave you a couple tips to be ready for this week's piecing. First, press those blocks well. Second, trim off the edge of any wonky squares that don't quite line up. This makes sewing the blocks together so much easier.
Like I said before, I usually sew this quilt together randomly just making sure the larger pieces don't line up. Below you can see a photo of my first row done. I just love these bright colors from the Pollinate line. It's like a rainbow.
Make sure after you have pieced the rows together that you press each row in alternating directions so the seams can next when attaching the rows. I love seeing the rows slowly come together. Then, press your quilt top so it's ready to quilt.
Kaitlyn from Knot and Thread Design has graciously helped sponsor our quilt along. She not only donated the patterns I gave away, but she has also given us a discount for quilting services. When you send in your quilt to be quilted before May 7 she will give a 20% discount. Just mention the Red Fort of Agra quilt along when you fill out your request form.
I also wanted to thank Art Gallery Fabrics for sponsoring our quilt along. They are such a great company to work with and create the most amazing fabrics. One of you will receive a fat quarter bundle of Pollinate next week which they gave for our quilt along.
Make sure you share your pictures this week on Instagram of your finished quilt top. One of you will be randomly chosen for the fabric bundle.
Instagram: #redfortquiltalong @thenomadicquilter
Below you can see a picture of my finished top. I have never made a Red Fort of Agra quilt with the larger blocks being the larger scale prints. But I think it helps show off the fabrics and almost looks like a garden. One thing is for sure, this fabric is colorful and cheery! I love it.