I’ve been waiting for-ever to get my hands on a copy of Jera’s new book Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern. Find it here:
It was released this month and I snatched it up on my Nook as soon as I could. It was the middle of the night when I finally had a chance to read through it and it took all of my will power not to get up that moment and start sewing 😉 I’m totally in love with this quilting method- it’s easy to make large quilt tops and pretty much grants instant gratification as each block comes together in a jiffy. Here’s a look at where I’m at with my first attempt at a Quilt As You Go quilt. I love, love, love it!
To start this quilt I gathered up all of the low volume black and white fabrics I had and cut them into 1-3″ strips randomly. I thought I had a ton of these fabrics but I used up almost every last bit of them!
Seeing the stack of finished and quilted blocks grow was so, so, so, gratifying- especially for this Mama who gets distracted and bored easily.
Here’s a phone pic of all of the blocks laid out together. I’m thinking I’d like to attach them via the sashing method described in Jara’s book, but I’m still thinking about it and deciding.
(I’m still figuring out what lense I need to get a good shot of my quilts… the 50mm 1.8 I have on now is a lens I LOVE but just doesn’t give me the space I need to get my quilts in the frame. Nor does it allow me to get the detail in all of my tiny print fabrics. So still researching that. If you’ve got any advice please let me know! I shoot my quilty projects inside in fairly low light so I need something that will accommodate.)
What do you think? Sash the blocks or join as is? Oh the dilemmas of a quilter 😉