Our sew along continues today with constructing the blocks and the outer shell for the tablet cover. Now that you have the HSTs done, lay out the blocks. Begin with one of the colors as primary, then the other color as primary for the second block. This is one of the patterns on the Moda Cake Mix papers set #3. So, lay out your HSTs in this configuration.
Sew in rows, then press seams in opposite directions on the rows to nest the seams. For example, do rows one and three to the left, and rows two and four to the right.
First block complete.
Do the second block in the same way with the colors swapped. So you have two blocks, 8-1/2 inches unfinished.
With another cake layer, cut two pieces of fabric. One will be 8-1/2-inches x 3-inches, the other 8-1/2-inches x 6-inches. Lay out the small piece, then the two blocks, then the larger piece and sew together. Turn the blocks as needed to get the seams to nest.
On the larger fabric piece end, curve the corners by placing a plate 2-inches way from the corner on the top and side on the long edge. Cut off the corner with your rotary cutter using the plate as a ruler.
Here’s the outer shell all assembled.
Now, sew more 3 cake layers together for the lining.
I needed the extra space around the top piece, as I was doing the quilting on the longarm. Layer the top, batting and lining, and quilt as desired. I did just a simple stitch in the ditch for the blocks and a beadboard pattern on the end pieces. This is a great time to quilt with Aurifil threads, the SID virtually disappears leaving just a nice texture letting the fabric sing.
Once you have quilted the piece, trim the excess batting and lining to match the top.
Next week we’ll finish it up! Today the giveaway is sponsored by Olfa Cutting Products! I know I couldn’t quilt without my rotary cutter. Ever since I got my Olfa Splash at the Fat Quarter Shop, I have not even picked up my old ones. The Splash is just so much more comfortable to hold and use.
What other Olfa products do you like? Do you have other Olfa rulers, mats, or specialty items?
PS – I want to let you all know that I have fixed the link on the rafflecopter from yesterday for Karen Kay Buckley’s facebook page, click HERE to get to yesterday’s post and links.