Saturday, May 26, 2018

Plus Playtime QAL: Row 1 Construction

My apologies for being late with this post. You can find the ezine issue with this pattern by going to Sew in Love With Fabric where you will find the newest issue, and can scroll back to January for the one that my quilt is in.

This week we are making the three blocks for row one. Follow the diagrams in the pattern in the ezine to make Block 1. Remember that you construct the blocks in columns. Below you see segments two and three using this method:

Sorry I didn't get the measurements on segment 3, but to be honest, I've forgotten how I did all those nifty diagrams, and will need to wrap my head around it all again this coming week. I must admit it looks pretty professional and am rather amazed I actually did that. I'm still feeling in a bit of a fog.

Block 1

Block 2
Note that this block uses the large shadow plus fabric as your background.

Block 3
Regular background fabric here.

A tip on pressing

Within each block, press all horizontal seams for columns one, three and five down. Press all seams for columns two, four and six up. This ensures that in the few places where seams do nest, you can butt them up against each other for a crisp line. Alternatively, you may choose to press all your seams open.

For row 1, be sure to press all your vertical seams to the right so that when you join the three rows, all seams butt up against each other, or nest together nicely!

Here are my first three blocks for row one:

Like the Lays potato chips people say, "Betcha can't eat just one!" and I betcha can't make just one .... block, or row!

See you next Tuesday for row 2.

Thank you for your understanding, and that not one of you wrote to me asking where the instructions were; that, as well as all the heartfelt comments on my previous post, have touched my heart, and meant more than you know. Care and compassion isn't really that hard to give but the comfort those two acts provide resonates so deeply, and makes me feel like my heart has had a hug from all of you. So I thank you so very much.


  1. You have been a constant companion in my mind as I try and focus on life. I completely understand the fog.

  2. Blessings and hugs. So good to see you back, but do be easy on yourself.

  3. Good to see you back. I've been thinking of you and watching for you. Hugs.

  4. Thinking of you and all that you have going on in your life. Wishing you peace, love and joy.

  5. Thanks for doing this QAL! Love it.

  6. Nice to be reading your blog on this sunny Sunday morning. Love this plus quilt. I have tried a couple of times to get the pattern but am unable to. Think there is a problem here.....the problem is between the computer and the chair. Enjoy your Sunday, Sandra.

  7. This is perfect timing for me. I just started reading about the cutting instructions yesterday. I may wait until tomorrow to cut, but now I know I should get crackin'. Enjoy the Indy, Sandra!

  8. Oh, Sandra, so many of us have been where you are. Each of has a story similar to, yet different from, yours. We are all pretty independent quilters and will figure it out and you can take all the time you need to work with your grief. I love yolu.

  9. Sending hugs and gentle pats on the back your way as you ease back into your routine!

  10. Sandra , some where they lost my name for the giveaway you had, hugs great blocks

  11. No need to apologize...we all understand. Time to get sewing.

  12. Still thinking of you Sandra and sending good vibes your way.


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