Whoop! Whoop! We are almost complete with our Splendor Quilt! This is the final week of our quilt along and I do hope you all have been enjoying making these fab flower blocks!
This week – Week #4 – is all about laying out all the blocks and pieces and stitchin’ up that quilt top. Relax and enjoy the process – it’s easy stitchin! 🙂
1. But first, just a reminder that all of your petals (large and small) should be appliqued stitched to their individual background blocks at this point. If you need reference, refer back to Week #2 & Week #3 of our Splendor QuiltAlong posts.
Also be sure to remove all of that stabilizer from the backside of your blocks. I like to score mine with a straight pin and carefully tear away the stabilizer using tweezers if needed in the narrower sections between the petals.
2. Next, following the Splendor Background Diagram on page 2 of the Splendor pattern, lay out all of your pieces on your design board or floor. Take special note of which way some of the smaller flower blocks are orientated (look at the large petal on the small flower block – is it pointing up, down to the right or to the left?? – these differences in orientation give the circle of small flowers movement and rhythm around the large center flower block.
Once you are satisfied with your layout, stitch the background strips to each background corner block. Refer to the page 2 of the Splendor pattern again.
Next, stitch the single background strip to its corresponding small flower block.
Not so hard right!?!
3. And to finish your quilt top, refer to page 5 in the Splendor pattern and begin to stitch blocks together to form a row. You’ll have a top row, a middle row (which will consist of the larger center flower block we created in Week #3) and a bottom row.
Watch the video below for how easy!!
Once all three rows are stitched together – your Splendor Quilt top is complete!
Great job and bravo! Now you’re ready to machine quilt some awesome designs in all of that negative space in the background or send the top to your favorite machine quilter to do the same!
I’ll be sending this off to my favorite machine quilter, Teresa of Quilting is my Bliss who also machine quilted the first Splendor quilt! Below are some up close photos of the fabulous quilting Teresa did on the first Splendor quilt!! I’ll be sure to post the photos of the second Splendor quilt when she completes it!
This now concludes our Splendor QuiltAlong – send me your pictures so we can see your beautiful quilts!
Until your next colour fix – happy quilting! Linda & Carl xxoo