Week 3 - Kiss Goodnight Sew Along

Feb 3, 2022 - 8:47pm

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Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the Kiss Goodnight sew-along. I hope you guys had fun making your Half Square Triangles, getting your blocks organised and now you’re ready to get stuck into making these blocks!

If you have just joined the SAL, welcome! Be sure to grab the pattern, read up on all the details and choose your fabrics soon so you can catch up and join in the fun!

Kiss Goodnight Quilt by Emma Jean Jansen


Don’t forget to post a pic of your cut fabrics to IG and be sure to the use the #kissgoodnightquiltSAL and #kissgoodnightquilt hashtags to make it easier for others to find your photos. Check out these fabulous organised piles of fabrics that are ready to be made into blocks, aren't they inspiring!!


For the next 3 weeks we are making blocks! Whatever size quilt you are making, just divide the amount of final blocks by 3 and you will know how many to make each week.
A quick note on pressing your blocks. Some of you will decide to press your seams open, others will press to the side. Obviously, you should find what works best for you!

Check out Pages 6 & 7 of your Kiss Goodnight pattern for my pressing tips.
To be honest though, it’s not the end of the world if you have to flip the seam as you’re sewing the blocks together to get them to nest!
I like to work on one block at a time for this quilt, so the first thing I do is lay out all the squares in the correct position.

Kiss Goodnight Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen

Next up, I stack the rows from left to right.

Kiss Goodnight Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen


 The Kiss Goodnight quilt blocks are perfect for chain piecing so if you have never tried it, now is the time. So the basic idea of chain piecing is sewing without cutting your threads, so the blocks are all linked and you save time. Start with row 1 and sew squares #1 and #2 together, then row 2 and do the same. Repeat for all 5 rows. Then start back at the beginning and sew square #3 onto each of the rows. Continue sewing until all the squares are added to the rows.

 If you look closely at the photo below you will see all the threads in-between the rows. At this stage I like to cut the threads and then iron the rows in opposite directions so when you piece the rows the seams will nest nicely together.

Then you need to sew the rows together.

Kiss Goodnight Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen

Ta Da, a finished block!

Kiss Goodnight Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen


 Each week I will pick a winner from the posts using the hashtag #kissgoodnightquiltSAL to win a bundle of my patterns. That's three PDF's patterns, your choice!

Kiss Goodnight Quilt Pattern by Emma Jean Jansen

With so much of Australia in some stage of lockdown I hope you are finding a little joy with this sew along because I sure am. It gives me something to look forward to each week and I love looking through the #kissgoodnightquiltSAL hashtag to see all the beautiful quilts that are geting created.

 So once again thank you so much for coming on this sewing journey with me, it means the world to me. If you are feeling isolated, reply to this email, I would love a chat. Or comment on one of the Kiss Goodnight sew along posts, you just might make a friend!

 Emma x

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