Friday, 1 September 2017


HI don't like quilt as you go.  It's a great method for making big quilts without all the hassle of heaving them about under the machine, but personally I find all the fiddling about with covering the seams on the back outweighs the heaving.  That's just my view of course: I know others love it.  Well, they say a lady has the prerogative to change her mind, and I'm making a reasonably big quilt, and I thought, 'What about making it in two halves?'  

It's a mile a Minute with hearts, and I thought if I made it in two halves, then I could join it down the middle and it would save both the heaving and the fiddling!  Plus, I'm using large pieces from my stash as backing, but only making them half as big as I would have had to do! The first half is ready for quilting, and I'll report back. 

In other news, my pineapple blocks are ready to layer up.  I'm really pleased at how well the scrap box went down, and am waiting to show Carole, as it was her scraps in the box!  Just shows what you can make from what was ready to be thrown away! 

And here is my Sarah Fielke BOM so far.  I've been a bit slow on the corner sunflowers, but that's fine, because it isn't a race!  I'm pleased at how they're going, and will just take it steady till they're finished.  


Frog Quilter said...

Love your Sara quilt. Scrap quilts rock and yours is beautiful.

Mary-Jeanine said...

Hi there. In regard to the QAYG in 2 sections: its a great way to FMq: quilting smaller pieces and then sewing them together. Marti Michell has a book on it: Quilting in Sections. I've done it and I teach it too. You can also make several sections of a large quilt, sew them together afterward, and then add borders afterward. All 3 layers at once. Al a Kaye Wood's 6-hour quilt method.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Loving your Sarah Fielke BOM! Gorgeous!