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At the Seashore - Dunes Quilt Setting

At the Seashore - Dunes Quilt Setting

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Hi, Everyone!  It's Jessica here - @jessicadayon- today sharing one of the setting options for our Summer 2019 QAL.  Are you excited for our summer camp Quilt Along this year?  I had a blast last year and am excited for this year too!  I am so exited that we can offer you different quilt settings and lots of blocks to put in them.  You can truly customize this quilt to be exactly what you'd like it to be.

For my setting, I am doing a very basic one with sashing and cornerstones- called the Dune Quilt Setting.  This setting is for 20- 12" blocks.  You can choose to make 20 different blocks or you can make just a few and repeat them in the setting. I've been playing a lot with putting different borders on quilts.  And while, adding borders is not my favorite part of the quilt making process, I always love the effect of having more borders and once it is completed, I am so happy that I took the time to add them.  I did that here.  Feel free to reduce the number of borders if you'd like.  But, I love the way these play with each other! This post is part of our summer quilt-along series. Find the rest of the posts by clicking {here}.

  • 2¼ yards background fabric
  • ⅛ yards of Fabric A (red)
  • 1½ yards Fabric B (light blue)
  • ½ yard Fabric C (dark blue)
  • 5 yards backing fabric
  • (20) 12.5” unfinished blocks


  • For sashing, cut (15) 2.5” by WOF strips; subcut into (49) 12.5” x 2.5” strips.
  • For Border 1, cut (8) 2.5” by WOF strips
  • For Border 4, cut (8) 2.5” by WOF strips

FABRIC A (red)

  • For cornerstones, cut (2) 2.5” by WOF strips; subcut into (30) 2.5” squares

FABRIC B (light blue)

  • For Border 2, cut (8) 2” by WOF strips
  • For Binding, cut (9) 2.5” by WOF strips

FABRIC C (dark blue)

  • For Border 3, cut (8) 2” by WOF strips

ASSEMBLING THE QUILT TOP Gather the 20 blocks, white sashing, and cornerstones. Use the blocks and sashing to make 5 rows as they are shown. Borders Piece strips for EACH border together end-to-end. Press well and cut into lengths listed:

  • Border 1 (white) (2) 2.5” x 76.5” sides; (2) 2.5” x 62.5” top/bottom
  • Border 2 (light blue) (2) 2” x 79.5”sides; (2) 2” x 65.5” top/bottom
  • Border 3 (dark blue) (2) 2” x 82.5” sides; (2) 2” x 68.5” top/bottom
  • Border 4 (white) (2) 2.5” x 86” sides; (2) 2.5” x 72.5” top/bottom

Baste, quilt and bind as desired. This quilt setting finishes at 72" x 86". I hope you are all excited about this QAL!!  No matter what setting or blocks you choose to make, we are going to have so much fun!  Cheers to a wonderful summer :) Jessica Dayon {blog: Jessica Dayon} {instagram: @jessicadayon}