Eldon Quilt Along - Part 3

Welcome back everyone to our Eldon Quilt Along Part 3!

I hope you've enjoyed this quilt along as much as I have so far, but the best is yet to come!

Assembling your quilt top is half the FUN! And now you have your stars

and log cabins made and you are ready, SEW, go for your next step!

Playing with your fabric placement allows you to create fun illusions.

Notice how the different combinations and groupings of light and dark blocks

can create its own stunning image during a quilt's assembly - thats practically magic!


But unlike magicians,

I love sharing my quilting secrets with you!

Don't forget to watch our YouTube video for more magical tips and tricks today.


Ready to brew up something amazing?

For this project, I chose our Eldon Pattern, Fabric Kit, and Templates. I am also using Aurifil Thread 2370, Rotary, Rotating Cutting Matting, Sewline fabric pencil, and a Ruler.


Before we start sewing all units together, we will cut our background diamonds.


Background Diamonds

For one Star Block Background cut: 8 Diamonds B (Eldon Templates LBQ-0214-T) from light fabric

Select your light background fabric.

Cut using Eldon Template B.


Eldon Block Assembly

To make one star block, first arrange one star unit and 8 log cabins as shown above.

Keep your templates close for marking sewing points.

Fold star unit in half, right sides together.

Starting with the top point, fold down as shown above.

Line up one log cabin, right sides together.

Visit our YouTube Channel for more details.

Mark your sewing points.

Pin each corner, sew, and open.

Repeat for each log cabin.

Pin and sew light diamonds in the same manor as your log cabins.

Press all seam allowances towards the outside of the block.


Eldon Quilt Assembly

Arrange your blocks, log cabin setting squares, and background

triangles (cut using pattern directions on page 1) following the quilt layout.

Start by marking sewing points.

Pion and sew from point to point leaving 1/4" opening. Press.

Join me on YouTube to watch as I do these final steps with you and further explain how to sew blocks into rows then rows together!

Fantastic job everyone!

I am SEW impressed and would love to see how your Eldon quilts come together -

tag us on Instagram @laundrybasketquilts or #eldonquiltalong2022


Happy Quilting!

Edyta

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