Here is how I chose to set the blocks. I wanted to keep the setting simple because the blocks were pretty complex. I arranged the blocks in what I think is a pleasing pattern. They are not in chronological order.
Before starting the lattice, I squared all the blocks to 12 1/2" using the Quilt in a Day 12" square-up ruler. I usually make background squares for applique an inch or so larger than the finished size so that I can trim them with the applique centered later. A couple of the pieced blocks were a little shy of 12 1/2", but if blocks are within a 1/4" of 12 1/2", it is not to hard to adjust the seams to make them fit together. See photo below.
For the lattice, I used about a yard of fabric cut into (11) 2 1/2" x width of fabric strips. From 3 of these strips, I cut (8) 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" strips for the vertical inner lattice (Photo 1). From an additional 3 width of fabric strips, I pieced the horizontal inner lattice (Photo 2). I pieced the remaining 5 width of fabric strips together to make the inner border (Photo 3).
For the outer border, I used about 3/4 yds of fabric. I cut (6) 4 1/2" width of fabric strips. I pieced them together to make the outer border. See the photo of the completed quilt top.
Be sure to stop by the other hosts' sites to see their versions as well!
Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts (That's Me!)
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece
What Are the Grand Prizes?
How Can I Enter to Win the Grand Prize?
Complete a quilt top using all twelve blocks by January 16th and enter to win the grand prize! Be sure to share a picture of your "I Wish You a Merry QAL" Christmas quilt top before 11:59 pm on January 15th to be entered to win the grand prize! You can post a picture in the Facebook group, on Instagram using #iwishyouamerryqal, or link up to the linky party. Just click the Blue Frog below to add your link or to see the links of others! Remember, all prizes for the QAL are open to participants worldwide!
Will There Be Another Quilt Along?
We're excited to announce that we will be doing a Fall themed quilt along in 2018! We're still ironing out the details, but we'll let you know more as soon as we do. Announcements about the next quilt along will be made right here on the blog, as well as in the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook group.
Thanks for joining me and Happy Quilting!
This post was originally published at JANDA Bend Quilts.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.