This time I am writing a post is about Sheila’s quilt, a QAYG project. A project were all pieces are quilted separately and later sewn together with a zigzag stitch. To cover the zigzag we use a thinner decoration strip sewn first on the back and a wider strip sewn on the front. Sheila has pieced and quilted this piece herself. She only asked me to sew the last two long strips because the quilt is getting heavy.
This quilt has 12 blocks, each block is 20″ x 20″. The quilt top is now 60″ x 80″ and it has a perfect size to fit the mattress. The next phase is to add borders for the drop. We have calculated the exact measurements so that the drop borders just about touch the floor. Sheila has used for this QAYG quilt 3 charm packs and a light green solid to make the broken dishes block. Each block has 9 broken dishes units and is finished with a blue border.
A colorful quilt back. This is QAYG magic!
Detail of the strips covering the zigzag stitch when sewing the blocks together.
And some more details of the quilt so far :
Have you done QAYG projects? What is your experience? Let me know!
Thanks for stopping, happy quilting!
Even though it was not my goal to finish the twister quilt this year, I made it with a bit of luck (and time). I also have a name for this colorful piece : Indian Summer Quilt. The red and yellow hues remind me of a wonderful sunny and windy autumn day when the leaves start to change their colors. Shimmer of green trees and sparkling blue water surface. It was fun to work with the twister tool : cut, piece, cut and piece the blocks.
The quilt has 12 blocks, each is 23″ x 23″. Quilted in straight lines with the walking foot with distance of 1/2″ between the stitches. When putting the quilt together, I have alternated the vertical and the horizontal stitch direction.
For the backing I have used red marble and solid light green fabrics. For the blocks I have used a range of Kaffe Fassett fabrics in different hues. More details here :
Quilt size : 69″ x 92″ / 175 x 233 cm
Block size : 23″ x 23″ / 58 x 58 cm
Now I have time to work on my Horizontal quilt and I have a custom quilt on order – with Drunkard’s Path block.
Wishing everybody a very happy 2015, Barbora
Since returning from my pre-Christmas visit in Prague I have worked on the twister quilt. Now I have all 12 blocks finished and they are ready to quilt, one by one. Yes, once more a quilt as you go termination. This is my WIP for the end of 2014 and January 2015. Maybe I can squeeze in some work on my Horizon quilt.
I had a wonderful time in Prague with my mum and other family members. The weather was mild for the time of year, but one frosty morning.
Shopping was also on my agenda. Not only I visited some malls but also the Christmas market on the Old Town Square in the heart of the city.
Herewith I would like to wish all my friends and followers a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2015. Thanks for all your comments and support.
See you soon, Barbora
Well, I finally finished the lilac quilt for Joan. The last drunkard’s path blocks for some time. Now I need to do some straight sewing and quilting! I have worked on this quilt for some time and now it is ready for delivery. Each block was quilted separately with the walking foot. I have joined the blocks together with golden strips on the front and with red ones on the back. The binding is also golden.
Quilt size : 84″ x 84″ / 213 x 213 cm
Block size : 28″ x 28″ / 71 x 71 cm
And here some impressions from my early morning dog walks :
Last weekend we went to Balneario de Archena near the town of Murcia to enjoy a few days in a spa. The hotel is situated in wonderful Valle de Ricote on the river Segura :
Thanks for stopping, have nice weekend and happy quilting, Barbora
A few weeks ago I picked up the knitting needles (after 30 years of absence in the knitting world) and started to test my skills. Well, the easiest way is to make some small projects – like shawls or scarfs and so I did. Somehow it feels funny to put on shawl when we have 28°C in the sun. But winter will come sooner or later. Also a photo of my “favorite” shop at the moment.
Not only knitting was on my agenda, but also some quilting. I was asked to make a sample of a Lone Star block. The result was not as good as I expected it – a bit too crooked for my taste. I suppose I have to practice more precise piecing.
And my last project over the last few weeks is another quilt for Joan : Lilac Drunkard’s Path. Once more a quilt as you go. I have all 9 blocks pieced, 5 are in lilac and 4 in orange/red hues, each block is 28″ square.
We have spent a wonderful day in Alicante, just wandering through the city and marina, eating some tapas and enjoying an ice cream.
Thanks for stopping, enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy quilting, Barbora