Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I have 3 video tutorials to help you with the seaming of your blanket squares. I share a few tips along the way and here are some of them written out:
1. For this blanket place all of the squares in the same direction, with the cast on edge at the bottom and bind off edge at the top.
2. Use the ends from the cast on and bind off edges placed on a yarn needle to stitch up the squares whenever possible. If there isn’t an end available where you need it for a certain seam use a cut length of the desired color to stitch the seam.
3. Weave in the ends as you go along. Don’t leave all of the ends until the end. You can easily weave the ends in to the seams on the back of the blanket. It is such a treat to have a clean patchwork blanket when you are done with that last seam.
I usually start of the bottom of the blanket and work my way up to the top of the blanket but you can work any direction you’d like.
I work in little time spurts. I will do several seams and then I get up and do something else and then I come back and complete several more. Eventually you end up with a beautiful patchwork blanket. It feels like magic. It is also very motivating when you see several rows stitched together and you realize how gorgeous the blanket is going to be in the end.
Above you can see how I arranged my squares.
Have fun! After I am finished with the seaming I will be back to put a border on the edges that will give the blanket a clean and finished look.