It is getting closer and closer.  Verona will soon be released into stores in February 2012.  In fact, it’s “on the water”– being shipped from the manufacturer in Korea now!  Until then, I am going to give you some little teasers on the beautiful creations that can be made with this fabric line.   I have some extremely talented seamstresses/designers working on fabulous patterns, using this collection.  It is impressive stuff!  I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!   It feels like Christmas around here!

Here is the first in the line up, introducing my Sweet Caroline quilting square with a little unexpected twist, a ruched strip.  Just imagine how beautiful this quilt is going to be put together!  

  With right sides together, fold 7 1/2″ x 22″ strip of fabric in half lengthwise.  Using 1/4″ seam, stitch along long edges to make a tube. 

 Press seam in one direction; turn tube right side out.  Centering seam in back press long edges of tube.  

 Using long machine stitches, baste 3/8″ from each long edge of tube.

 Pull threads, gathering long edges, to make a 12-1/2″ long ruched strip.   

Baste a scant 1/4″ from short edges to secure gathering threads.  

Use a 1/2″ seam to secure the ruched strips to the other pieces of the block.  

Piece the block together as shown in the diagram above. 

Stand back and admire.  Such a beautiful quilting square.  If you have any questions please let me know, I am happy to help!

Take a look at the different color combinations available in the Verona Collection. 

Until next time,

Be Inspired!



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