August Little Quilt ~ Part 2
8.3.2015

August LQ 16

Here we are, back again for the finish of this wonderful Attic Windows August Little Quilt! The downloadable pattern is now available and you can access it here! As I mentioned last time, I used the collection Garden Square for most of my Little, however, I did throw in a couple of Quilter’s Candy Basics such as Lotta Dots-Black, Lotta Dots-White on White, and Solid-Black. I LOVE the flowers in my windows. Not all the windows have flowers because, well, that just wouldn’t look right (to me!), so I did add one more Lotta Dots-Steel Blue for the remaining windows (see below). Hummm… it would seem that I love Lotta Dots… uh, I do! LOL!!!

August LQ 10

So lets move forward… For this tutorial, the final windows were made “clear” so the flower windows would stand out more, and they do!! Mwah, ah, ah… They are oh, so cute.

August LQ 11

Now that all the window blocks are made they are laid out in a configuration that I love. Actually, when I was finished I carefully stacked them to make sure the order remained intact only to find out later what I thought was random was actually quite symmetrical! Ha! The jokes on me!

August LQ 12

The sashing strips are sewn to three of the four blocks in each row and the rows are stitched together.

August LQ 13

Do you see how the flower blocks benefit from a few clear blocks? Yeah, I think that was a good choice.

August LQ 14

The horizontal sashing strips are created with their partner cornerstone squares. SO cute! It’s coming together!

August LQ 15

Voila! All done! The rows and sashing strips are all sewn together and here it is, quilted and bound. I quilted the Little in the ditch adding one diagonal stitch line through the cornerstone squares to further accent the 45° line created in the lower left corner of the Attic Window block. Isn’t she a beauty! I love it!!!

August LQ 16


11 comments

  1. Kathleen - August 3, 2015

    Oh I can’t wait to get to this one! I’m hoping I have some cute fabric for the windows in my stash. I like that you put a fussy cut block in just a few of the windows.

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    • Mari - August 4, 2015

      Kathleen, well, if you don’t have fabric for the windows, you only need a FQ. I know you will make a beautiful quilt from this design! Thank you for your comment!!! I love to hear what everyone says about our Littles!
      Mari

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  2. Patricia Hurdle - August 3, 2015

    I have a friend that did this quilt for a king size but I must say it was not a nice as yours! your choice of fabric is perfect….

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    • Mari - August 4, 2015

      Oh, Pat, thank you SO much! You post is much appreciated!
      Mari

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  3. Wishful - August 6, 2015

    Love this Little….been wanting to try the window look but not on a big scale

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    • Mari - August 10, 2015

      Wishful, this is the best way to introduce yourself to the Attic Windows, with a Little! But, the way this quilt is made makes the technique so much easier! Good luck!

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  4. Linda Christianson - August 6, 2015

    I cut mine out this morning.

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    • Mari - August 10, 2015

      Wahoo! How did it go Linda! I’m so happy with mine and albeit you will be too!

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      • Linda Christianson - August 15, 2015

        It went great until husband said he did not like the outside boxes not having a frame, so I put more trim around the edge. Now how am I going to quilt it? I often do small quilts by hand, so I was looking for some ideas.

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  5. Pat ESSICK - August 7, 2015

    I love your choice of fabrics and the clear way you show the stages/steps. i can’t wait to try this quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Mari - August 10, 2015

      You are very welcome Pat! I’m so glad the tutorial works for you! Good luck with yours and thanks for commenting!

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