Lighthouse Quilt Along Week 4: Quilt Top Assembly

Lighthouse Quilt Along

This is the last “official” week of the Lighthouse Quilt Along, but do not worry if you are still working on piecing your blocks. I know I posted at a quick pace in order to have the information available to everyone as needed. I hope you have enjoyed making your blocks, maybe learning something new about design, color, calculating fabric requirements or paper piecing.

Lighthouse Quilt Top : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today we are going to focus on sewing your blocks together to make your quilt top. This is really very simple. I lay my quilt blocks out on the floor or a design wall. (Let’s be honest, usually the floor.) I start at the top and sew the blocks together row by row. The most important thing for me involves pressing the seams.

Lighthouse Quilt Top : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I like to press my seams in alternating directions per row. For example, I will press all my seams in the first row to the right. Then I will press all my seams in the second row to the left. Then continue, right – left – right – left. These alternating pressed seams become “locked” together when you sew your rows to each other, forming the finished quilt top.

Lighthouse Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

And that’s it! Finish your quilt as usual. I’d love to see pictures of your completed Lighthouse Quilts (or quilt tops), so feel free to post links in the comments as you finish your projects!

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12 Comments

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    Gertie

    November 20, 2013

    This quilt makes me smile every time I see it. Absolutely beautiful.

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    Anne Beier

    November 20, 2013

    I am behind, but finding the process of making the blocks much easier.
    I will post the link or send you an e-mail with the photo of the quilt top when it’s finished. Thanks, Faith.

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    rosa

    November 20, 2013

    Just stunning!

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    shirley tener

    November 20, 2013

    its lovely

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    Mabel

    November 20, 2013

    Beautiful!!! Lovely, Lovely

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    karen

    November 21, 2013

    Your quilt is just beautiful. I love it, love it, love it.

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    Karyn

    November 21, 2013

    I love the way the colours lead into each other.

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    Nick

    December 1, 2013

    I finally finished Faith! Thank you for an amazing pattern. I had such a blast making this. Here’s a link to my completed quilt for anyone who might me interested…

    http://quiltsfromtheattic.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/a-lighthouse-quilt/

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      Faith

      December 1, 2013

      I love it so much! You did such a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing the finished picture with me. 🙂

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    Tabatha smith

    December 2, 2013

    beautiful quilt!

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    Susan Paxton

    December 2, 2013

    I am way behind and have not even started mine yet. I have all the directions saved and will start mine after the first of the year. I love the looks of your quilt and hope to make one just as good looking. Thank you so much for your posts. I will post some pix as soon as I get it to a semi completed form.

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    Jeifner

    December 14, 2013

    It looks so beautiful with the color cascade. I could also see this in scrappy prints looking great.

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