Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Part 2 Sew Along! This week we will begin to transform our long strips into intricate blocks and combine them all to make the Tropical Illusion quilt top. These next few steps are easy enough to do, simple cutting and sewing straight seams, but they require a good amount of attention to detail! My best advice is to slow down, take your time, look at the pattern and read it carefully.
Follow along in the video as I show you how to work through Part 2, cutting and sewing the blocks. For this part, you will first need to have all your 4.5" strips sewn (from part 1). Then grab your rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, cutting mat and you'll be ready to go!
Special Note: I mentioned this was my first quilt, right? Well after editing the Part 2 video, I noticed that I accidentally pieced my final 6 blocks incorrectly (compared to the pattern image for the intermediate quilt). Take a look at the image below to see where I went wrong. When you get to this part in the video (timestamp 11:00 minutes )be sure to sew the top and bottom blocks together opposite the center section to achieve the look of the "cover quilt". I'm including a picture below of the side by side comparison. Honestly, I think it looks fine and that's the nice part of this design, there are many ways this could go together. I just wanted you to see the error here before you followed my lead in the video! My mustard color is the same as the brown in the "cover quilt". There are six 4.5 inch blocks at this point in the process, the top two and bottom two should have been flipped so the mustard color was in the center (like the brown).
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