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Quilt As You Go

I am fascinated with the Quilt As You Go (QAYG) technique.  Cutting and piecing are my favorite parts of the quilt making process – I truly dread the actual “quilting”.

Fortunately there are several books, online articles and tutorials teaching this unique technique. My go to reference is Jera Brandvig books Quilt As You Go Made Vintage and  Quilt As You Go Made Modern.

In both books she teaches different joining methods.

With the placemats below I stitched six 3.5 x 12.5 inch strips directly onto a 13 x 19 piece of batting and backing. After stitching I trimmed the placemats to 12 x 18, then I added binding.

QAYG P2

QAYG Batik Placemats

 

QAYG P3

QAYG Batik Placemat Front

For the table runner – I stitched/quilted jelly roll strips on to twelve individual 9.5 inch squares of batting, trimmed squares to 8.5 x 8.5, joined the squares to create the table runner, added backing, stitched in the ditch and added binding. Finished size for my table runner is 16.5 x 46.5.

QAYG TR2

QAYG Batik Table Runner

 

QAYG TR1

QAYG Batik TR Close Up

Both projects were quick and easy, I’m happy with the results.

I really, really love QAYG 🙂

Until next time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Day New Project

Today I fooled around with my Creative Grids 60 degree Equilateral Triangle ruler. I’ve seen many table toppers shaped as hexagons and of course I had to have one also 🙂

Using a Christmas fat quarter bundle I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics several years ago.

  • I cut three 2.5 inch strips each from 5 fat quarters
  • sewed 3 matching strip sets ( 5 strips per set) pressing seams in one direction
  • using the Creative Grids 60 degree equilateral triangle you can cut 2 triangles per strip set at the 10.5 inch line

I came up with this — I am really pleased with the results! I can’t wait to finish it!

Christmas Strip Hexie CU

Christmas Strip Hexie CU

Christmas Strip Pieced Hexagon Table Topper

Christmas Strip Pieced Hexagon Table Topper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was so excited I wanted to share!  Break time over back to work!

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