Yay – I’ve finished up the top for the Snapshots Quilt Along Project!
I was initially worried about getting all of the blocks to fit nicely together since a few were a little bit smaller (~1/4″) than they were supposed to be. I find that can happen when I piece sampler quilts where every block is different. Thankfully, the three borders helped me work out those kinks.
I have found that its important to measure the sashing strips accurately so they are all exactly the same. I have seen some quilters recommend just adding sashing the same size as each individual finished block. i.e. Sewing on a longer sashing strip than needed and then trimming it to size. However, that can cause a challenge when putting the sashed blocks together and cause your quilt top to have some waves or warps. I hope that little tidbit helps someone!
The team at the Fat Quarter Shop along with Bonnie and Camille designed an adorable pieced backing. I’ve started cutting fabric for it and I can’t wait to put it all together!