Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Podunk Posy Final Assembly Tutorial

Before starting the tutorial I'd like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response to this quilt.  When the idea was born I never dreamed that so many quilters would fall in love with it.   I'd also like to welcome and thank the new followers of my blog.  
So lets get this Posy party started with a few reminders about the quilt.  First, all the tutorials for the Podunk Posy quilt can be found in the tutorials tab at the top of this blog.  I'll also list them at the bottom of this post.  Second, I've given several options and tutorials for the final border corner blocks, but any 12" block will work.  Third, this quilt can be made with or without the inner borders.  The only difference in the two layouts is of course the two inner borders and adding one more Posy block to each side of the quilt.  One will finish at 72 inches and the other at 78 inches.

Okay!  Now that we have all that out of the way grab some chocolate, turn on your favorite tunes and lets get this quilt done!  I'll be listening to a little classic country, you know nothing says Podunk like a little Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.  Throw in some Merle Haggard and George Jones and we're having a dandy ole time...YeeHaw!

Piece your Posy blocks as show below, pressing seams open.   Repeat 3 more times with a chocolate in between each set...Not a piece of chocolate between each Posy!  You'll pass out from a sugar high!

Add your corner blocks to two of the Posy strips.  Tip.  The butterfly is larger on the top make sure she's facing the right way before stitching.  Press towards the butterfly block.  Set these aside for now...you better get another piece of chocolate while your up.

Attach the two Posy sets without corner blocks first as shown below.  Press towards the center of the quilt.

We're almost there! 

It's so exciting to be putting the final borders on the quilt top, grab another chocolate, and do a little country boogie...that's it girl shake those tail feathers!
Okay all that's left is to attach the borders as shown below. 

Here's how I pressed my last borders.  See how the last border(on bottom of picture) wants to naturally go towards the corner block, but the tulips want to go towards the borders(center of quilt).   We're going to clip the seam allowing the quilt to lay as flat as possible.

Carefully snip the seam allowance, almost to the stitch line. 

Now you can press the tulips towards the center and the edge by the corner block towards the corner block.  Whew! that was a little scary, huh?  I think it calls for a couple of chocolates to calm the nerves...Oh yes, all better now.

And the front lays nice and flat.

As always if you make this quilt or any of my quilts I'd love to see them and share your lovely on my blog, so let me know and send some pictures, we all love pictures!

You can find the rest of the tutorials for this quilt below or in the tutorials tab at the top of blog.  Should you find an error in any of my tutorials please let me know so I can correct it ASAP, we don't want everyone to know I'm not perfect!  LOL!

~ Lea Anne ~
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  1. This is a wonderful quilt and I really enjoyed the tute. I must stock up on chocolate and come back! Do you mind if I pin it so I can find it again easily? :)

  2. This is a very wonderfull quilt¡. I love it.

  3. Sew much work on your part to give us a beautiful quilt. Thank you.

  4. It's no wonder that Podunk Posies has been such a huge hit Lea Anne, because it is a beautiful and cheery quilt! You've done marvelous work and it is even more wonderful that you have shared the steps with everyone. I just pinned your last picture, so more people will see your quilt!

  5. I LOVE this, I can't wait to get started, I have all my 2.5 in squares sorted and ready to go. Thanks for such a beautiful pattern!

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  7. I really love the look of this quilt! And I also love classic country music! The new songs are just not the same. I usually applique mostly but see this quilt in my future eventually. Thanks for sharing through the tutorials!

  8. It's a great design and looks beautiful too.

  9. You already know that I' crazy about this quilt. I can't wait to get started.

  10. that is beautiful! you rock girl!!!!!

  11. It turned out beautifully. Love those butterflies in the corners.

  12. Wow, it's beautiful. Congratulations.

  13. This is a FABULOUS tutorial! I'm cutting squares for the center as we speak! XO

  14. This is such a happy quilt, thank you for sharing it!

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