Wednesday, October 10, 2012

it started with...

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Just playing with my scraps today to start something new.  I've definitely missed quilt-as-you-go.  I like this now, but I'm afraid it's going to turn out darker than I want. Think I can control these scraps?  More soon!

35 comments:

  1. Ooh, fun! I like what I'm seeing.

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  2. looks great - I'm doing the same sort of thing (even using some of the same fabrics) in preparing pieces for a weekender bag.

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  3. This is looking amazing - I've never tried QAYG like this before, but I might have to!

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  4. Ok.....silly question here....do you have the backing on as you do this?

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    1. Nope. If I were making a quilt, I'd add backing at the very end and do minimal quilting or tying to attach it.

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    2. This was my question too. This is WAY up my alley!!

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  5. That looks like such a fun idea. A great way to use up some scraps =D

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  6. Rachel, it's like string piecing married to quilt as you go -- I love it! My next string/scrap quilt will be sooooo much easier!

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  7. Love this so much! I have never seen QAYG done piece by piece like this until recently...and it is intriguing. Definitely a way to do improv a little bit differently. Can't wait to see what this turns into!

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  8. I really need a new improv piece like this to get my creative juices flowing again...like the way it's looking!!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. I think I'm going to change things up a bit from my original fabric layouts. Good to take things slow for once!

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  9. I just love the straight stich lines with this method! Love the colors, too.

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  10. I love the creativity and look of this! And I'm really wondering if you could do this with the back on at the same time? What size is this block going to be? Will you add other blocks to make this bigger? I'm just curious about doing QAYG with all three pieces of the sandwich at once. Can you recommend a good tutorial?

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    1. With QAYG there's tons of start/stopping in the quilt lines. The stops get hidden when you piece in a new fabric. But, if you had the back on all the stops and starts would show. It would be too much work, in my opinion, to bring the thread up each time to create a clean back. Those are my thoughts anyways!

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  11. Rachel,as usual you inspire me! A question. What kind of thread are you using and stitch length? The thread looks thick and long. So pretty! Kim

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    1. I'm using Gutermann thread (my usual) and a 2.5 stitch length. I've had great results quilting with longer lengths too, but wanted something sturdy for this project.

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  12. Love it. What a great way to use up those odd-sized small leftovers.

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  13. For now, it is becoming precious, sure do a good job. I like the idea of ​​working well with pieces of fabric.

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  14. I see why these are our favorite scraps. Can't wait to see how it finishes up. :)

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  15. I am looking forward to what this will be in the end. It is such a good idea. I have a lot of beautiful scraps that I could use. I must try this method
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  16. Love it! Do you join the scraps together as it gets bigger before adding them? I have a stack of wadding scraps that I think I just found a use for! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Yes, exactly. I make little mini-blocks before adding as things grow.

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  17. Lookin' good. I like this method because you are able to get both horizontal and vertical quilt lines. I may have to try it this way next.

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    1. Yes! That's what I like about it too! Not only does it leave no quilting to do later on, but the different direction quilting and lots of texture totally please.

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  18. Oh, I love this! Yet another something I want to do ~ I'm sure to never ever run out of inspiration! Thanks for sharing this wonderful way to quilt as you go!

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  19. I have never pieced right onto the batting. You make it look easy.

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    1. Well, it is easy! For improv work, there's more planning ahead since I don't want it looking like a log cabin block, but I am doing log cabin style piecing. But, other than that, there's nothing to it!

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  20. Cool! I tried something similiar but I didn't quilt while in process. I quilted all at the end but this looks much better!

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  21. Oh my goodness! I love it! I really can't wait to see what it turns into :D I've never tried to quilt-as-I-go, but I might look into it now. You are inspiring me!

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  22. can you tell i am catching up? this is so pretty but i already know what it is going to be. i wish my reader would go the opposite direction... from oldest to newest and not vice versa...

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  23. A quilt as you go slab, I love it!

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  24. Is there fabric on the back too?

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  25. Is there fabric on the back too?

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    1. Not at this point. I made it into a purse, so I added an independent lining.

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