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:
Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern: Fresh Techniques for Busy Quilters
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 😉
Moya Espley says
Oh goodness me …. I have been following you for a couple of months and love your web site and this popped into my inbox about half an hour ago ….. I’m so fired up it’s just a wonderful marriage of your black and white and few blocks of colour, well done you. I’m in Lichfield in England and a complete novice to quilting but really wish to have a go now I’ve seen your pictures. Many thanks for the inspiration, Moya xx
I love your B&W fabric collection and looks perfect in your block choices. I really like the look now so vote for no sashing. I have made a purse with the QAG method and loved this method. The book you referred to sounds interesting.
Linda Phillips says
It’s beautiful the way you have it laid out. I have her book too and love it. Did you use 5″ squares?
Hi I’m trying to make my first quilt and was wondering if you remember any of the low volume fabrics you used? I love them and can’t seem to find anything 🙁 thanks
Joan Lowder says
hubby rarely comments but he loves this and wants one for king bed. was hoping you show how you joined the blocks. did I miss it. Off to Pineapple fabrics tomorrow for white with black. By the way. what was on the back.
I don’t have pictures of the back at the moment so sorry!
Joan Lowder says
so did I miss it or did you use sashing. Got any pics of finishing it off.
so did you layer back, batting and then the colored piece that you started adding to.
Doing my first king quilt in 2 sections.
My husband fell in love with this quilt. So to add to my stash I loaded up on white with black fabrics. It us next.
PS. Also show the back please.
I don’t have pictures of the back so sorry! And I did not use sashing.
Joan Lowder says
Rare that Don comments. Looking over my shoulder while looking at Pinterest he said he really like this quilt. Well off I went to add to my black white fabric. Think I should have been looking for white with a smidge of black. No luck. Going to use up my batiks for centers but my black white too heavy.
I’m totally in love with this quilt. Sewn as is!