"Quilt Recipes" This Way Not That Quilt Along: Week 6 + "Tucked-Away Treasures" book by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts

We’ve reached Week 6 of the "Quilt Recipes" This Way Not That Quilt Along!

This week we’ll finish the quilt top for the This Way Not That Quilt Along. Let’s sew, sew, sew, row by row! Refer to the Quilt Assembly Diagram on page 32 of "Quilt Recipes" for instructions from author, Jen Kingwell.

Martingale staffer Lisa shares a couple tips for joining rows and a pic of her finished quilt top this week. Yippee!!

Lisa’s Learnings:

• Even though I’m not a huge fan of pinning, I used a bunch of pins when I joined the rows. I used three pins on each block: one on the left side (to line up the middle of the block underneath), one in the middle (to line up the seam underneath), and another on the right side of the block (to line up the middle of the block underneath).

• I joined my rows in pairs–rows 1 and 2, 3 and 4, then rows 5, 6, and 7. Before and after I sewed each pair together, I checked the layout photos I took on my phone to make sure I had the placement correct.**

• After stitching, I pressed the newly joined rows and placed them back on the design wall to make sure I kept everything in order.

• I worked my way down the quilt top and joined rows 1 and 2 to 3 and 4, then added that section to rows 5, 6, and 7.

**If you’re paying attention and have a keen eye for detail, you may have noticed that I flipped row 5 sometime during the process. I think the overall design still looks a-ok, and I’m chalking it up to creative license. That’s code for: I noticed it, but don’t really want to rip it! Tell me in the comments if you think I should rip it and flip it….

Let’s see your finished This Way Not That quilt tops! Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram. Tag us using @martingaletpp and include these hashtags #shopmartingale #quiltrecipes #quiltrecipesqal #thiswaynotthatquilt .

Join me next week for tips on piecing the backing fabric and preparing the binding….

September 2022 releases

We’re releasing 5 more fabulous NEW books this month! Today’s spotlight is shining bright on the "Tucked-Away Treasures" book by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts. This is Paula and Mary Ellen’s fourth book, but it’s the first to focus on small quilts. Consider stitching a few (or all 14) of the lovely little quilts and spruce up your decor with splashes of timeless style.

From the back cover of "Tucked-Away Treasures":

Delightfully small quilts with big style!

Designers Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts love incorporating small quilts throughout their homes. And because they do, they also understand the importance of adjusting the scale of little quilts and adding interesting details that pack a visual pop into each one!

The 14 patchwork quilts in this book are perfect accents: tuck them into cozy vignettes, use one to top an inviting table, or spruce up a room by hanging a pair on a wall. Whether you favor the rich reproduction and border prints used by the authors, or you prefer a lighter, brighter look for your decor, the classic lines and timeless look of these patterns are the perfect match for any home.

Get your copy of "Tucked-Away Treasures" from the authors (get the scoop on their website), your local quilt shop, ShopMartingale.com, or anywhere you buy quilt books!

Happy stitching!


1 Comment (leave a comment)

  • On the This Way Not That quilt top assembly: I wholeheartedly agree with all the pinning! It made all the difference in lining my blocks up as evenly as possible. As for the inverting of rows – I experienced a similar flippity-flip/what-the-heck-happened-there?’ sort of situation. While I did need to do some ripping, I went with ‘minimal,’ for the sake of your sentiment: Creative License! Art is a journey, man. Not a perfect science. I say, ‘don’t rip if you don’t have to!’ Your quilt looks great!

    Pam Selkirk on September 8, 2022

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