Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Quilt as You go Blocks
So I tackled a couple of blocks that I agreed to make for a special quilt. They are done in a scrappy, quilt as you go style. And I include selvages for the first time I think! This was the perfect way for me to try them out. And I think I might be hooked.
We were doing colors mixed with neutral backgrounds with lots of delicious fabrics thrown in. It was a ton of fun to pull out some Munki Munki fabrics to use and other precious scraps.
This method can be found all over the internet, so just google "Quilt as You go". I did mine with a 1/4" quilting throughout the top layer and the batting. Then the backing for each piece is added later and quilted separately. I just quilted in the ditch in each block and that was perfect for quilting all three layers together.
Then I send these off to someone else who has agreed to connect the blocks to make this special quilt. I don't know too much about how that is done, so you can probably find more information with the details on the method itself if you search. But from what I've seen so far, this quilt is going to be GORGEOUS and I'm already jealous. lol
PS. What do we think of the shots of the blocks in front of my fabric? Too colorful? Distracting? Perfection? I haven't made up my mind yet but I love the light I get there... I did do a couple of shots where I cropped out the background.
Better? Blah? No Difference?