Monday, 30 January 2012

Quilt as you go

Studied Ann Petersen's Craftsy video on big quilts with small machine to give this technique a go

wanted to avoid having to send off to longarm quilter ( love you all, but cash strapped), so my idea was to free motion the furoshiki, then join using sashing front and back technique.
Ann showed a method where the back sashing is machined by quilting in the ditch on the front edge sashing. Tried this, but my stitch line was messy and did not always catch the back sashing. So....had to resort to HAND SEWING edge of back sashing down....good grief, the effort !

Hope it holds; always remember my hand sewn border on my first quilt coming undone after a few nights of using the quilt, so I became a machine convert. 

Dear daughter had her birthday this weekend...went for a cupcake type creation. She, of course, spent most of the day hunched over Facebook as she is now officially old enough to have an  account, so I couldn't use her age  as an  excuse any more. Had to hunt a bit for 13th candle in the dusty recesses.......


  1. love the blocks...waiting to see if the stitching holds !! xx

  2. oh my! quitl as you go!
    never done it!

    yum! 13!!! TEENAGE years!!!Let me know how it goes, we're not far behind! LOL~!