Sunday, 17 March 2013

QAYG Flora Quilt - Fresh Sewing Day

I am participating in the Fresh Sewing Day again on Lily's Quilts. Go find it here:

 Pheeewwww, finally this quilt is finished, it honestly almost broke my back and brought me to the brink of giving up on quilting altogether. It was a nightmare to make and ended up being much bigger than I am normally comfortable with.

Once again I made a reversible quilt with 2 very different designs on front and back. On the front I used lots of colorful Phillip Jacobs fabrics and on the back I used Flora and Fauna fabrics by Patty Young, one of my favorite lines of all time.

Making the blocks was not bad, they are all 12" wide and were really fun to make, quilting the blocks was a doddle. The difficulty is attaching the blocks to each other. Again, the blocks were not too bad but sewing the rows together made me curse out loud many times. The strips just sort of wrinkled as I sewed them on, maybe a problem with the sewing machine, feet too tight or something, and the strips on the back did not always cover the stitches from below. Very annoying. I pride myself in the quality of my quilting and this is simply not up to my standard.

But it is done and that will be the last QAYG project for a while.

Lots of love,

Saturday, 9 March 2013


Hello all,

I am currently working on my double sided quilt as you go quilt and it is driving me up the wall. It is always a risk doing a QAYG as attaching the blocks an be so tricky and sometimes I get lts of wrinkles in the strip that covers the edges of the blocks.

Oh well, I'll just have to stick to small baby quilts as that seems to be the only thing I can do. Our place is o tiny that I can never make a larger sized quilt, well unless I use the QAYG method which on't always turn out well.

So annoying.

I will show you the end result once it is finished and let you be the judge, but I am a bit disappointed with this one.

Lots of love.

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