-After each column is sewn together, iron each column making sure to press theseams towards the color blocks. You don’t want your colorful seams to showthrough the quilt top after its sewn together so it’s important that you press eachseam towards the nearest color block.-Layout your columns again on the floor, and start sewing on your whitestrips. Start with the border of the first column, and continue to sew thecolumns together until you have all 5 strips sewn on and all your columns aresewn together with white strips in between. Make sure when you are sewingyour strips onto each column that you watch which way the seams are pressedand sew over the seams so they will be facing the right direction. Because youhave to press the seams different directions so they don’t show through the quilttop, you must sometimes sew the seams down the opposite direction you aresewing.*See picture 3-iron again, pressing each seam towards the colored blocks.-trim off excess white fabric at the ends.-sew on the top borders.-press once more making sure there aren’t any colored seams showing throughthe white quilt top that need to be pressed towards a colored block.-Your quilt top is now finished and ready for basting, quilting and binding!
Finishing the Quilt and Adjusting the Size:
- To make your quilt top larger than a baby size, simply add more blocks ontoeach column, and add more columns. If you make it larger you will need topiece your strips together to make each white strip long enough.-I do not include instructions for basting, quilting and binding the quilt top,but there are many good resources online or at your local quilt shop if you need