don’t have many quilty-friends (this is honestly my alter-ego!), so this blog really has been a creative
‘quilting’ outlet for me. Without your comments and support, I most likely would not have kept up my blog. I love sharing my quilty-endeavors
with you all – thank you for your support and enthusiasm! Much love for that.This giveaway has ended and the winners have been contacted. Thank you all so much for participating! In another world, I’d give each and every one of you a book (i wish!) 🙂 happy quilting!
Okay! Now on to some fun stuff! To celebrate the launch of my new book, I’m giving away three free signed (by me 😉 copies to you lovely peeps! To enter to win:
1. Leave a comment to this blog post.
2. Include a way for me to email you.
This giveaway will end on Tuesday (September 16), after I draw the names of 3 winners. I will then contact the winners directly for shipping information. 🙂
The rest of this blog post is to share some beautiful Quilt As-You-Go (QAYG) projects that will be in the book. Let me start by telling you how I got started on this adventure that became this book…
making a whole quilt. I was enthralled with this technique because I was able
to complete a full size quilt on my smaller sewing machine, from start to
finish! It feels good when you can say that. Also, it’s a truly creative way to
quilt that doesn’t always require a precise pattern.
having a part-time job and a kid, and it’s all thanks to this technique. I set
totally doable goals and try to quilt at least 2-3 blocks/day. You don’t need a
lot of space to lay out your fabrics/blocks because you’re quilting directly
onto the batting, so it’s easy to start and stop. By the end of the week I
typically have enough blocks for a whole quilt and since I’m literally
quilting-as-I-go, I have a nearly finished quilt!
It’s a great technique for a new and seasoned quilter. In my book I discuss how
you can follow a traditional pattern and still apply this QAYG technique, or
you can make a quilt without a pattern using an improvisational style of QAYG,
as shown above and below. It’s a really creative and way to quilt, and it’s simpler
than it sounds!