This way, That way….testing

I decided to give my This way, That way quilt design a go today. I have to say I love the block. I still need to work on the dimensions, so that the measurements are not 5/8 or 7/8 etc. Personally, I prefer to work in 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4…don’t you??

After finishing the first block and liking how it looked (coming up), I decided to pull my blue stash out and come up with 38 more blues to finish out this quilt. Yes, I have all these in my stash. In the photo each two groupings, a dark and light blue, will represent a block.


Below are a few photos, on the process I took to make the first block…trying out the design to see if I could get it to work, you never know right 😉

  1. I cut all the pieces. Some of the pieces for the center I made longer to account for error.ThisWayThatWayBlock1_FabricCut
  2. Laid out the center of the block ready for sewing.ThisWayThatWay_Center_Layout
  3. Decided to try and just sew each half with no guidance. I might change the center of the block to be a paper-piece pattern, or at least add some steps for measuring and lining up the cross.ThisWayThatWayBlock_Center_unfinished
  4. Center is complete, laid out border 1.ThisWayThatWayBlock_Border1_unfinished
  5. Border 1 complete, laid out border 2.ThisWayThatWayBlock_Border2_unfinished
  6. Block is complete and will be a 14″ block (14.5″ x 14.5″ for seam allowance).ThisWayThatWay_Block_Border2_Finish

If you remember the design (you can find here), I have an alternate block that switches the dark and light blues around and border is white instead of grey. Here are the two finished color ways of the block.


I am liking it so far, 1/2 a row finished 🙂 only 5 1/2 more to go. If you are interested in testing the block or the quilt pattern out for me, once I have the pattern, written up let me know.

The fabric used for these two blocks are:

Block 1:
Light Blue: Architextures – Blue Print in Blue, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Dark Blue: Maritime Modern – Maritime Moby Blue, Marin Sutton and Riley Blake Designs
Outer border: Ash Grey Kona

Block 2:
Light Blue: Technicolor – Braid in Navy by Emily Herrick, Michael Miller Fabric
Dark Blue: Architextures – Scribble Notes Navy, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Outer border: Kona White

Linking up to “A year of lovely finishes” and “Sunday Stash”.

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34 thoughts on “This way, That way….testing

      1. mlwilkie Post author

        I am excited, the blocks don’t take too long to put together so this should allow me to finish this one relatively quickly. I will definitely let you know when it is time for testing thanks for offering 🙂

  1. Mara

    WOW! This is a wonderful looking pattern, I am like you and like my things to end up even 1/4, 1/2, etc. But if it works out better the other way then go for it, I would love to test it for you!

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      The block ends up being 14.5 so a 14″ block I just have a couple of eighth measurements on the inner borders etc. Thank you for your offer for testing I will send out an update/email with the pattern when I have completed it 🙂

  2. Susan

    Very cool!! It’s going to be pretty great when you finish it up. 🙂 I probably wouldn’t get to actually testing a block, but I’m a heck of an editor. Let me know if you want to me run through the instructions before you publish them. 🙂

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you. I have it working at 14 inches but trying to make it as 15. I should have something written up by the end of the week. I will send an email to those who have volunteered over the weekend. Hopefully 🙂

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