Row by Row 2016 ‘Sew by the Sea’ Creating the Background

Creating the background.

Creating the background.

To create the background Ocean, Tidal Pools and Sand Bar: Cut out the paper pattern pieces. Best Press fabrics A, B, C & D.

With fabric and pattern  right sides facing up, place patterns on fabrics and cut out.

With fabric and pattern right sides facing up, place patterns on fabrics and cut out.

With fabrics and pattern pieces facing right sides up – Lay on corresponding fabrics and cut out shapes.

Keep the paper pattern on top of the cut fabric pieces for reference.

Keep the paper pattern on top of the cut fabric pieces for reference.

Lay the pieces in order, 1 through 7, with piece 1 being closest to you and 7 furthest away.

Join pieces, right sides together with 1/4" seam allowances.  Press all the seams towards piece 1.

Join pieces, right sides together with 1/4″ seam allowances. Press all the seams towards piece 1.

First stitch pieces 3 to 4.  Press.

Next stitch pieces 6 to 7.  Press.

Then stitch pieces 1 to 2.  Press.

Now stitch piece 1-2 to piece 3-4.  Press.

Then stitch pieces 1-2-3-4 to piece 5.  Press.

And then stitch piece 1-2-3-4-5 to piece 6-7.  Press.

This is the background Ocean, Tidal Pools and Sand Bar.

This is the background Ocean, Tidal Pools and Sand Bar.

Attach your Sky to the top of your background (piece 7)

Attach the sky, then square up your background piece to 9 1/2" x 36 1/2".

Attach the sky, then square up your background piece to 9 1/2″ x 36 1/2″.Great Job!  You have created the background for your 2016 Row by Row.