Friday, May 14, 2010

Quilt as you go

Oh, this is a fun one! Both the quilt top and back are finished.

Finished top looking super sweet in the shade

You may remember I had pieced a bunch of oddball shaped rectangles - some 2' x 3' , some bigger and smaller. Then I realized things would be a lot easier if I would stick with a consistent size. So I straight-line quilted these funky things directly onto some batting and when all were completed, I chopped them into 12.5" squares.
Just to recap - usually QAYG means piecing directly onto the batting which is obviously the best way to go about things. But since I didn't know I would be doing this method when I began this quilt, I've been improvising.
So the good news is that you can choose to do this at any stage in the game! Especially if your quilt just seems to grow and grow and you worry how you're ever going to put it all together.
Since I'm making a double size quilt (78" x 87"), I made 42 of these squares and then sewed all of them together for the quilt top (and batting). I used my regular presser foot for everything up to this stage just to see how my totally rad machine could handle it. No problemo!

Quilt back waiting to join the lovely front

Next is putting them together. Not as hard core basting as usual, but a night crawling around on my hands and knees nonetheless. Hopefully it goes faster this way. I'll keep you posted!

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