Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Still A WIP but now a QAYG

I'm still working on the same quilt that's been in process for some time now.  I've definitely done more work on this one than any previous quilt so far.  I think it's going to be worth it in the end, but I am growing weary of working on the same thing. It might be time to put it aside for a few days though, but I'm not likely to take long before I'm at it again to finish it up.  This is also my first attempt at a Quilt As You Go (QAYG), although I assembled the blocks into rows before quilting and have just begun to put the rows together in the QAYG method.  After much consideration, I chose to follow Rose Smith's method, at Ludlow Quilt And Sew, QAYG .  For me her tutorial was the easiest to understand and the most straightforward approach.  Still, I'm taking quite a few deep breaths as I go along hoping not to make any critical errors.
You can see here that the batting is cut so as to just butt up to each other just aside of a seam and I've then sewn the strip in three places, right in the center  as I quilted in the ditch, then about a quarter inch on either side of that taking care to get both sides of batting into the stitching.
Each of the blocks are free motion stitched in different patterns, some are my own but most are from Leah Day's FMQ Project. These are all shown from the back to better show the FMQing.

Now I'm going to go upstairs and put together some supplies for tomorrow's class with Gel Print  artists, Linda Germain .  I think I'll make some new collograph plates and some texture boards to take with me.


  1. Have a wonderful time with Linda Germain. I follow her blog and love her work!

  2. Wow! these were just awesome! I love all the different textures and beautiful quilting!