Quilt Along 2019: Happiness Part 2

This is the second instalment in the Quilt Along 2019 to make my Happiness quilt. If you’ve just joined, please refer to Part 1 which as well as giving the instructions for constructing the first row, it also has details of the type of fabrics needed, fabric quantities, and further notes on what to do before you start the project.

Quilt layout

INSTRUCTIONS:

Row B – Green

Diagram 10: Row B layout

See Diagram 10 for the design of the blocks in Row B.

For this row you will need your green prints and white fabric.

For the centre of the blocks, cut the following:

From a green print 4 x (4.5” x 4.5”).
From white fabric 8 x (8.5” x 2.5”) and 8 x (4.5” x 2.5”)

First, sew the smaller white pieces to either side of the central green piece, and press; then sew the longer white strips to the central pieces, as illustrated in Diagram 11, and press.

Diagram 11

For the borders, select 8 different green fabrics and cut 2 x (6.5” x 2.5”) from 4 of those fabrics, and 2 x (12.5” x 2.5”) from the other 4. You should have 8 long strips, and 8 shorter strips.

The blocks are completed by adding the borders to the centre of the block; the opposing borders are cut from the same fabric. I have alternated the arrangement of the border strips so that a block with a long border along the top and bottom is next to one with the long border along its sides, as illustrated in Diagram 10.

First sew the shorter borders to either the top and bottom of the block or it’s sides, and press, and then sew the longer border to remaining side, and press (Diagram 12).

Diagram 12

Finished blocks should measure 12.5” x 12.5”.

Next sew the blocks together to complete the row, which should measure 48.5” x 12.5” (Diagram 13).

Diagram 13

I hope you enjoy making the second row of this quilt – if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to message me. Also, if you’re quilting along with me, it would be great to see photos of your makes!!

Till next time,

Mel x

See the other posts relating to my Quilt Along 2019: Quilt Along 2019: Happiness Part 1, Sign up to free quilt along 2019, and Hello 2019 and hello quilt along. Click here for a review of my 2018 quilting adventures.

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Melony Patch

Patchwork quilter into all things crafty and homely, and with an interest in mental well-being.

13 thoughts on “Quilt Along 2019: Happiness Part 2”

  1. Hi there,

    I’m currently on row b of your quilt along & have a question about the fabric sizes needed for the centre blocks.

    The instructions say white fabric 8 x (4.5″ x 4.5″) but this would make them the same size as the centre green block. I was wondering if they should be 4.5″ x 2.5″ as from diagram 11 they look half the size of the green centre.

    Just want to check before I cut the white fabric!

    Thanks for your help. I’m loving the quilt along so far although taken me a little while to get started!

    Kind regards Lindsay

    For the centre of the blocks, cut the following:

    From a green print 4 x (4.5” x 4.5”). From white fabric 8 x (8.5” x 2.5”) and 8 x (4.5” x 4.5”)

    First, sew the smaller white pieces to either side of the central green piece, and press; then sew the longer white strips to the central pieces, as illustrated in *Diagram 11*, and press.

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    1. Hi Lindsay, many thanks for your message and apologies for delay in replying – I’ve been away for a few days with my family. You are quite right, the instructions should read “From white fabric 8 x (8.5” x 2.5”) and 8 x (4.5” x 2.5”)”. Many thanks for pointing this out and I’ll make sure the instructions are updated to reflect this. I hope you are enjoying the project – feel free to share photos of your progress and do drop me another line if you have any other queries. With thanks and best wishes, Melanie

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