Tag Archive | technique

Quilt-as-you-go Queen Quilt for my bed…

Hello again, so I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I sure did, spent lots of much needed time with my family. And of corse paid my respects to what this day represents. I have a cousin in Afghanistan right now, so my heart goes out to him and his family. We all are praying he has a safe return home soon.

On another note, I have started making my queen sized quilt for my bed, like I’d mentioned in my last post. Yes, I am using the quilt-as-you-go method, and it’s awesome. I really can’t express to you how much I do love this. It’s so simple and makes it so much more fun when making a quilt.

I mentioned previously how I would be changing it a bit, compared to the last quilt I made, for my previous quilt-as-you-go quilt. In the previous one, it had random diagonal stripes of fabric that sat horizontally across the quilt. Well in this one, as you can see, I’m making even, 6″, parallel stripes, still going horizontally across my quilt. I really thing it gives the quilt a more finished and professional look. The other one is fun and edgy, but I dunno, it just didn’t sync well with me.

Well, I hope you enjoy the pics, even though they are absolutely horrible. The lighting in my house does absolutely no justice for it. The colors are much more royal then seen in the pics.

Thanks for reading
Christina

20140526-234725.jpg

20140526-234733.jpg

Advertisements

Quilt-as-you-go Crib Quilt

Hi there, so can you tell my favorite color is royal blue and that I love peacocks lol! 😉 So I know the title says crib quilt, which is the actual size of this. However, this is just a sample I made for a class I’m teaching. I’m actually going to be making a queen sized quilt like this for my bed. Except, instead of having diagonal pieces I’m going to make a striped quilt that has all pieces parallel to one another. I think that will look a little better than this one.

Anyway, so a while back I blogged about some quilt-as-you-go placemats I made for my table. Well This is the same technique just incorporated into a stripy quilt.

For those of you who haven’t tried this technique in quilting before, you definitely should. It cuts the time literally in half, which makes quilting so much more fun, well to me it does. It’s really a great technique, you don’t have to worry about puckering, and bunching, etc. and by the time your done adding all the pieces to your quilt, all you have to do is add the binding and your done! Ha I Love it!!

I’ll be starting on my quilt for my bed soon, in which I’ll give you updates for that. So until then, I hope you have a marvelous Memorial Day weekend. I know I will be, lots of fun family time to look forward.

Thanks for reading,
Christina

20140522-123512.jpg

20140522-123522.jpg

20140522-123530.jpg