Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Technique for Me (Quilt As You Go)

This is something new for me. I have quilted as I go before, but this one is a little different. The most time consuming (so far) is the cutting. Once I figured out what to do, I was surprised at how quickly I could make a block. I did sew these two together just to see how it went, but I am going to make all the rest of the blocks before putting any more together. I am going to get some green thread for all the top stitching since the backing is a green batik. Therefore, I just pinned down the edges of it. I really like a blind stitch hemming, but I want this one done quickly for a comfort quilt and should really follow the pattern JUST ONCE. The second picture shows the fabrics. Each block gets a quarter turn so the 4 patch in the middle will go back and forth but remain the same colors. The outer block is the part that will vary. I am looking forward to seeing how this all comes together.

I bought two different patterns that were displayed with the the Batting Buddy template , so I will have more experiments to come. I purchased Chit Chat Quilt and Speedy Stars patterns.

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