Here is the sixth and final part of my very first Pocket Patchwork Sew-along! I can hardly believe that we're almost done! I have thoroughly enjoyed presenting this little project to you and have loved each and every comment. Enough about that - betcha want to get sewin'! Here's your cutting instructions.
*Cut (4) 1½" black print squares for border.
*Cut (4) 1½" brown print squares for cornerposts.
*Cut (24) 1½" x 2½" assorted light print rectangles for Flying Geese (FG)
*Cut (48) 1½" black print squares - cut in matching pairs - for FG Connector Corners (CC).
Let's make some Flying Geese for a pieced border!
*Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all (48) black print Flying Geese CC 1½" squares.
*Place a black print CC to the left side of a light print 1½" x 2½" rectangle. Sew (scant) on the diagonal line; press and trim. Repeat on the right side. Make (24) FG that should measure 1½" x 2½" unfinished.
*Arrange the units for the borders as shown. Sew together; press seams open.
*Sew side borders to the quilt center; press to the quilt center. Sew top/bottom borders in the same manner.
Your Busy Work quilt should measure 15½" x 15½" unfinished.
Ta Da! What do you think? I just love this little quilt and it was very easy to put together. You know what we need next? A Give-Away! I'd love to hear what you thought about my first Pocket Patchwork Sew-Along. If you're making a Busy Work quilt for yourself, I'd love to know the colors you chose to use.
Busy Work ã 2012 Pam Buda/Heartspun Quilts, Inc.®
Leave me a comment before midnight, May 6th, for a chance to win a set of my 6 new patterns! I'll also share where I got my inspiration for Busy Work.
Thanks so much for sewing along with me. I had such fun, we'll have to do it again soon. Please spread the word among your quilting friends to become a follower of my blog and sign up for the posts to be delivered by email. The more the merrier!
Thanks for spending a few moments with me today! I really appreciate it very much!
Such beautiful work! I love the blocks :)ReplyDelete
I love the finished quilt - couldn't wait for today to see it finished. I have kept right up with it and was so much fun! Thanks for this sweet little Busy Work quilt and will be looking forward to more in the future!ReplyDelete
Very nice little quilt - great sew along thanks for doing it! Can't wait til the next oneReplyDelete
I loved this Patchwork Pocket sewalong...made all the parts right on time, so will have this finished by the first of the week. Please do more!ReplyDelete
I've enjoyed seeing this project unfold! I haven't been able to make it yet but have it saved to do so. I also think it would be a great idea to add links to all the prior posts in this final posts. It's such a cute quilt!ReplyDelete
I have all the instructions printed out and waiting on my cutting table. Was away on vacation so I plan to start this weekend. Love it, thank you.ReplyDelete
Pam, this was such a fun sew along. The finished quilt is so cute! Thanks for taking the time to do this. Karen S.ReplyDelete
Pam, I loved this quilt along. I have looked forward to it every week. It was easy quick fun and done. I am doing civil war greens, a little cheddar, and tan shirtings. I hope you do another right away. What will I do Friday afternoon? I have also been tempting my friends. I am so glad I found your site. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Your "Busy Work" quilt along looks like a quick and fun project. The color selection captured my attention. Thanks for the chance to win your patterns.ReplyDelete
Love, love your little quilt! Can't go wrong with black and tan, but I really want to throw in a little red!ReplyDelete
I already had the Little Gatherings layer cake and did'nt know what I was going to make with it. So I was very pleased when you posted your sew along. Can't wait to finish. Thanks for the chance to win some of patterns.ReplyDelete
I love these little stars. I am using Civil War fabrics with a dark blue print, a soft yellow and cream. I am very happy with the way it looks. Thank you for taking the time to provide the patterns each week.ReplyDelete
I love the finish. It makes it all happy.. I have choosen the same colors as you as they just go in my house. Thank you for taking the time with us to do this sew along..Awesome.ReplyDelete
Sweet little quilt, love the differnt centers on the start. Lots of movement in this quilt.ReplyDelete
I la-la-love your border. The whole project has been fantastic with just a little work needed each week. I think I heard that you were going to do another of these some day and I dearly hope so. My blocks (http://sarahdidit.blogspot.com/2012/05/almost-wordless-wednesday.html) are purple, teal and a neutral batik. I'm hoping to get the top finished this weekend.ReplyDelete
Love the busy work quilt. I plan to start on mine this fall. So cute and love love the Little Gatherings fabric line. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.ReplyDelete
Have really enjoyed doing this little quilt. The finished border is wonderful, I never would have thought of that design. I used Little Gatherings also because I had them. I have kept up each week and now it will be a finished project, something that doesn't always happen. I can't wait for the next online sew together.I really enjoy 6 inch block projects. Glad I discovered your blog site.ReplyDelete
May the random picker Gods shine upon me this time!!!!!!!
This would be so cute made in pinks and browns. I love sew alongs!ReplyDelete
I love this little quilt. I haven't been able to keep up because I'm on a deadline for another project, but it is at the top of my To-Do list. I have the Little Gatherings fabrics and may use some of them, but I may also add a bit of blue to the piece.ReplyDelete
Hi Pam! I really loved the sew along. I'm thinking of making one (or two) as a gift for an exchange partner. (she's a long arm quilter - do you think it is o.k. to just send her the top? I'm not sure I could measure up to her beautiful quilting on my domestic~) I've started using Evernote as a way to save off internet content. Thanks so much for sharing this! Love your patterns. Can't wait to see all the new things you will be creating~!ReplyDelete
So fun! I love sew alongs and this is a wonderful project--thanks for doing this and can't wait for the next one.ReplyDelete
Karen in Breezy Point
I really like this quilt, and just came across your blog. I am going to make it for myself in blues and tans. And I have the perfect place to hang it.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Now I can finish up my little quilt! I have used black and brown...thinking if it is good enough for the designer it is good enough for me:) Thank you so much for all your inspiration...it has been so much fun quilting a long with you. I sincerely hope you will do it again! Hope I win a pattern...I am hooked on your things.ReplyDelete
So fun to be a part of this project! Mine is done in green, purple and tan, perfect for my green and purple kitchen. I am just a bit different, I guess, but what else do you expect from a girl named Shawn.ReplyDelete
I did not sew right along with you... but, will return to sew this in the near future! I'd like to use the black, tan, cream combo you used in yours too. Thanks for the inspiration and the addition to my future list of sewy projects!ReplyDelete
I've loved seeing this project - thanks for being so generous to share it with us! Please enter me in your giveaway drawing!ReplyDelete
It's been so much fun waiting for Friday to see the next piece of the quilt. I love the finished quilt. I did mine in the same color way as yours and I'm going to quilt it with an overall design using my embroidery machine. Thanks for a great project!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Pam , I have thoroughly enjoyed making this little quilt and the final outcome is gorgeous , can't wait to start cutting . I have made it very similar to yours , in tans and black . Love it !ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for this beautiful little quilt, I love it! I make mine of scraps (reproduction fabrics + new fabrics) in various colors, trying to balance the colors and the contrasts.ReplyDelete
Wow------what a great border. I usually don't get your blog posted on my email til later in the day, but couldn't wait, so here I am. I used the same colors as you did, but they are my favorites anyhow. So, off the cut and sew. Thanks for the project and looking forward to many more.ReplyDelete
It has been great to follow your project. I haven't started it yet, but it will hopefully be my next one! I've got all of it copied so I'm ready to go. I'm leaning toward using browns and blues.ReplyDelete
I stumbled across your blog partway through the project. I had to become a follower so I could see how it all came together. I like the finished project and home to make it for myself someday. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I have had so much fun with this little SAL. I couldn't wait each week for Friday to come. I have been using the same fabric line as you have used. I love the colors. I do not work with black, enough. I decided to hand piece mine in the evenings, watching TV with the kids and husband....just a litte "Busy Work" to have next to the couch when I sat down. Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
I really enjoy your quilt alongs! Would love to win some of your patterns. Your design sense really fits my sytle.ReplyDelete
I love it! I love stars and this is just so me! I have saved all the steps, but need to fabric shop before I make my own~ thanks so much for the fun!!ReplyDelete
Love your project but a bit too "busy" to tackle it with the weekly gang. I hope to try it soon. I will use a dark red, navy and tan/gold combo.Hopefully you continue with another tempting project and I can start on time.ReplyDelete
Loved this quiltalong. The design is lovely. Unfortunately I wasn't able to tackle this one but will definitely do it in the near future. Thanks for the chance to win some of your email@example.comReplyDelete
I was so hoping to see a GREAT border and TA DA you were spot on! Love it! I really hope you will have more quiltalongs in the near future! I'll email you photos when I finish mine. Oh...thanks for the chance! Enjoy the weekend.ReplyDelete
I love this design and I love those colors. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
What a grand finale! I should have guessed you would come up with such a cute border to set off these gorgeous blocks! I can't wait to add the borders on to my Busy Work. I will send you pictures when I finish:) thanks so much for a fun little sew along. (you already know I used Jo Morton fabrics).ReplyDelete
Pam, this was so much fun and so easy. I have just started making little quilts, I hand sew only so these are perfect, doable, finishable and charming. Everything I need in my little quilting world. Thanks again. MardiReplyDelete
Thanks so very much for sharing these lovely blocks and how to finish them into a lovely wallhanging. I've enjoyed watching it come together.ReplyDelete
It was a lot of fun to see what would come next on Fridays! I hope you do another one at some time. I have chosen to do mine in purples:)
Your wallhanging is beatiful I just started following can't wait for the next busy work you start. Please put me in the giveaway.ReplyDelete
I love to work tiny, so the little geese border was the perfect ending to this sweet quilt. This was a fun quick little project and I hope you do more.ReplyDelete
I am collecting teeny prints for Busy Work. I just started following your blog and look forward to your fun projects. Please enter me in your give-away : )ReplyDelete
This was an awesome sew along...thank you for taking the time to share with us step by step!ReplyDelete
This is really cute!ReplyDelete
Your blocks are so warm and inviting! awolk at rogers dot comReplyDelete
Sewing along with you on Busy Work was fun but I have to come clean and admit that I am not as far along on the sewing part! My color choices are similar to yours using the black/darkest brown and creamy tans. Hope to finish real soon! Thank you so much for sharing this and the opportunity in the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I love this pattern. I am doing my blocks in the Tavern Blues fabric by Paula Barnes.Thanks so much. This is so addicting watching this mini quilt take shape each day.ReplyDelete
I love stars and this pattern is great. Havn't started yet but have some Jo Morton prints that I will use. Have really enjoyed seeing it come together.ReplyDelete
I loved this series, I had too many boms this time around so haven't made them yet but I have a fq bundle of Little Gatherings that would so like to be made into these stars. Thanks for the patterns and the chance to win your others!ReplyDelete
Thanks Pam, I always looked forward to Fridays so I could see and do this little quilt. I have so many different hats that I have to wear during my day that just sitting down at the machine and for 10 min was refreshing to me. I look forward to more of your patterns. Thank you again!ReplyDelete
Hi Pam - I love this little quilt and have chosen fabrics from a line a few years back called Bound to the Prairie. It is looking so good. Thanks for the freebies.ReplyDelete
I love the fabrics you chose. Haven't started mine yet but it's on my to-do list (lol) & I will probably try to kinda copy your color choices. Thanks for doing this sew along.ReplyDelete
I just started making this quilt. I am using the Little Gatherings fabric also. I have the fat quarter bundle and was trying to figure out what to make. Sure glad you made this avaibable for all of us. Can't wait until the next one.ReplyDelete
Love your little quilt and the colour combination that you used. Thanks for the chance to win some of your patterns.ReplyDelete
I love this little quilt, but don't have the time to work on it now. Each week I have been saving the patterns, and I am looking forward to making it this summer. Thank you!ReplyDelete
I love, love, love this little quilt. I'm going to donate mine to the mini-quilt booth at the Quilt Festival (sponsored by the Utah Quilt Guild). This one is a perfect size and I hope it will be real popular. I have loved Journey I at Village Dry Goods in Brigham City, Utah, and am looking forward to Journey II.ReplyDelete
This little quilt is adorable. I am just getting into mini quilts as I begin my retirement. Mine is not ready to send a photo yet, but I have the fabrics ready to go and have started cutting. The border really adds a great finishing touch.ReplyDelete
You fabric line is lovely. I look forward to buying and using it - maybe with your patterns.
Love this little quilt. Can't wait to finish mine.ReplyDelete
I love this quilt! I am doing mine in blue and brown and am looking forward to the finished quilt.ReplyDelete
LOVE IT....LOVE IT....LOVE IT!!!! I have done part of it, but not all (life got in the way) but I will finish soon!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us by designing this project. I say "keep 'em coming"!!ReplyDelete
I started late, but pleased to say that I am almost finished. I have enjoyed every step in making this quilt and your instructions were so easy to follow. I had a Primitive Gatherings layer cake and made my quilt similar to yours with blacks, browns and tans. Thank you so much for this tutorial and I am anxiously waiting for the next one.ReplyDelete
I really like this series and hope to see another one! Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete