Thursday, August 21, 2014

Patchwork of the Crosses

Today we'll work on the last units to be stitched – the corner connector units.  These are fun and easy to make and quick to sew.  Begin by fussy cutting four squares for the center of the units.  The squares are small so look through your fabric scraps from earlier months to see if there's anything you can use like I did on this block.  Remember the pink fabric from Blocks 5 and 6?

Or, look through your stash for something totally different. Small prints or stripes work especially well.
Here are a few of the blocks I made.

Next surround the center unit with eight square sashing units.  I found it worked best to sew the sashing squares together into units of two and then adding those units to the center square.  This allowed me to add the units to all four sides with one continuous thread.

Don't forget to remove the papers from the center squares when you finish stitching the corner unit.  As soon as you've stitched on all four sides, the papers no longer serve a  purpose and removing them will make the units more flexible for stitching into the quilt

You are now ready to insert the unit into the quilt top.

Isn't it exciting to see the quilt finally coming together? From now on, it's just a matter of staying on top of things and getting the blocks made each month!

Just a reminder - did you remember to pick up your August fabric pack?

For those of you new to Patchwork of the Crosses:  Click here to go to the beginning of the Patchwork of the Crosses Blog Along which started in April and posts every Thursday.

Click here to go to the website to order additional square papers for the sashing and/or corner units or to order glue refills.

Don't forget to send pictures of your finished blocks to us at   All the pictures we receive are posted on our Pinterest board for everybody to “ooh” and “ahh” over!  

1 comment:

3DogDesignCo said...

Cool, I didn't know you were doing one too!