Friday, March 20, 2015

Free Motion Friday

On Monday I asked who wanted to join in with a free motion, quilt as you go, quilt a long. I had several friends who thought that would be fun. I'm at a conference for work (have to do something to afford my fabric addiction), but I wanted to give you some information on gathering your fabric and supplies.

I've started creating some crazy colored blocks in various sizes, solid interior surrounded with some fun jelly roll strip. I really love an alternate grid set up, but feel free to make all your blocks the same size, if you prefer. 

I'm planning on using plain old fleece for the batting and backing, but feel free to use separate acting and backing.

I'm really looking forward to sharing and learning from across the quilty community.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Design Wall: Free Motion Quilt-As-You-Go Project

Over the past few years, several blogs have offer free-motion Fridays. I miss the practice and the camaraderie. So my question is, would anyone else like to join up to quilt?

The idea came to me when I spied a Alison Glass jelly roll. I just fell in love with the colors.

I already had a ton of solids and some mini charms I picked up at QuiltCon. I just cut them into various sizes. Yesterday I spent the day surrounding them with the jelly roll stripes.

I don't have them all done yet and the layout hasn't been finalized. But look at all that lovely open space to quilt. I thought that the alternate grid and various sizes would give us a chance to experiment with some different fills and motifs.

If anyone else would like to play along, you can create your own layout or I can give you the dimensions of my blocks. I could have a link-up on Fridays with a block a week and we can share our questions with each other and hopefully our solutions. If you don't have a blog, you can post your picture on Flickr or even my Facebook page.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you and linking up with  Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times

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Monday, March 9, 2015

A New Quilty Start

Strips! Lots and lots of strips. I purchased this cool Stripology ruler at Quilters Corner (my favorite LQS).

I can't believe how quickly I was able to cut piles and piles of strips.

This is seven yards of strips in random widths. I have an idea for a fun and easy QAYG (quilt-as-you-go) quilt.

This is what the first panel looks like. I joined the strips in a flip-n-stitch method, so this panel is already quilted.
The colors aren't quite right in this picture, but you get the idea.
Stay tuned for further design updates.

I'll be linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times

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