Week 4 Berry Cross Quilt Along: Building the Blocks

It’s quilt along time again! Some of you are just joining us but even so, you’re catching up fast! If you haven’t joined our quilt along you might want to because Berry Cross is not only beautiful but it’s versatile too! There are three different colorways, and each one is striking. Think of the endless possibilities!

Click here or click the Berry Cross QAL tab above to learn how to join us and make a Berry Cross quilt!

Colorway 1

Colorway 2

Colorway 3

Well, it’s time to make those blocks and If you haven’t been measuring your block units, you might want to do that before assembling your blocks so you can correct any errors in sewing or cutting.

Lay out the units like this. Sew each row, pressing away from Unit 3/4.

Sew the rows together and press the seams open.

Make 20 blocks total. The blocks should measure 12-1/2” square. To help make my blocks, I like to lay them out on this handy tool—it’s basically a piece of plexiglass covered in batting so the block units easily stick to it.

Don’t be afraid to take your time and have fun! Next week we’ll sew these blocks together into a finished quilt top. If you want to work ahead that's fine, but don't forget to take photos of your blocks before you sew them together so you can enter next week's giveaway.

Time for the giveaway! As before I assigned a number in the order in which the photos were posted to the linky and then used Random.org to generate a winning number. (I did not assign a number to moi.)

Congratulations, Mary! I’ve sent you and email with the digital gift certificate attached. Have fun shopping at Always in Stitches! For those of you who haven't visited the shop in person or online, please do and don't forget to thank them for sponsoring our quilt along!

As you work along this week, don’t forget to show off the progress you’re making. Share a photo of your next step (even if you’re behind right now) to the Quilting with the Inquiring Quilter Flckr or Facebook groups and/or on Instagram. Seeing the photos is so encouraging! Don’t forget the tags @inquiringquilter #BerryCrossQAL on Instagram so we can find your photo.

If you have questions or you need some support to get going, don’t forget to use the Facebook group. We're here for you.

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Tell me…are you enjoying the quilt along? What’s been your favorite part so far?