Saturday, January 9, 2016

qayg

I guess this counts as my first finish for 2016.

This is a Quilt-As-You-Go project of my own design. All fabrics used were from my stash including the backing and the wadding was leftovers from other projects.

The quilt measures 56 x 90 inches and got the seal of approval from my six foot four inch tall quilt holder (DS).

I followed instructions by Fiona at bubrugz - there are different ways to make QAYG quilts and blocks but I found Fiona's instructions easy to follow.

It was certainly the only way I could make and quilt something this size although it was a bit tricky joining the last two sections together.

What it did mean was that a machine binding was the way to go - there was no chance I could hand sew all that black.

I searched the internet and found a Youtube tutorial by GourmetQuilter . I think I liked it best because she actually demonstrates the technique on a full size quilt rather than a wall-hanging or table mat.



This quilt has been offered to BlanketLovez - a charity that donates quilts to sick kids in hospital and their families. They get a lot of baby and small children quilts and girly ones so I wanted to make one for an older teenage boy. I'm waiting to hear back from them. Fingers crossed it passes muster.




7 comments:

  1. It's excellent!! Most places get lots of little quilts and I try to make some large ones too for that reason. Yours looks wonderful and I know some teenager will love it.

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  2. Looks great! I think anyone, me included, would like to have it! Some teen is about to be lucky!

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  3. Oh Ann, that is a beautiful quilt. Some lucky person will enjoy snuggling under that quilt. I'm going to attempt to start putting my quilted blocks together this weekend. Wish me luck.

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  4. It's great Ann. I can't imagine it not passing muster! Thanks for sharing the links to QAYG, especially the demo using a large quilt. Large projects often have issues that little sampled don't.

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  5. Some big boy is going to love that quilt! I do, for sure! I really like the way you put the blocks together. Those links are very helpful too. ---"Love"

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  6. Love your quilt, love the fabrics, too. That is a great quilt for a guy. I have not tried qayg but think it would be fun to try.

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  7. It's going to pass muster. It's wonderful! You're off to a good start for 2016 - keep up the momentum and I'll be excited to see lots of wonderful things from you this year.

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