Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Two ways to quilt-as-you-go, King-size edition

click on image to check out the snow bank quilting!
The two main sections are quilted and together! Yea! This center section is now 58" X 77"
Borders are next.
It is very heavy with heavy flannel on the back. I am sorry I put the flannel on the back because it's hard to deal with but it is very cozy.

 I am attempting to make it cover at least the top of the king bed.


The center (snow) section was joined to the bottom
(teacup) section directly. Meaning...
I left the bottom area of the white unquilted so that I could fold back the batt and backing and seam the top sections together as usual.

after piecing the whole bottom section to the white fabric, I  smooth one side of backing over the batting, then tuck under the edge of the other and use it to cover the raw edge. Pin, hand stitch (I used ladder stitch) and then quilt a bit more over the join to look like snow hills.

To quilt the snow I used the white sparkling Madeira thread. It behaves beautifully. 

To join the skate section to the house section, when I had quilted to the edge of each, I joined them with a joining strip. Sewed each complete section to an edge of a 1.5" strip. Fold aside the back and batt...

Press seams to center, trim batt to meet in the center


Then fold under the last backing edge, pin, sew in place. It disappears into the back, looks like normal.
I plan to do large borders, inner at 2" and outer at 10". I will sew these two together, quilt the border, sew it to the sides with a joining strip as I want to build in more width to cover the bed. My plan is to bind the two border strips first so I won't be shoving the whole under the quilt sewing on a long binding.
I am tired of this project but want it done, not another UFO. Plus it's seasonal for the bed right now.
I need to move on to this year's V-day quilt.

It's started and on it's way to fabulous!

It's all color! Sorry about the boring pics of blue here. Stay tuned!
LeeAnna




16 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your methods for QAYG. I'm about to give it a go too, as, like you, I've had enough of hauling the dead weight of a bed quilt through my little machine in one go.

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  2. It's been really fascinating to see how you're joining the pieces of your quilt together. I'm making my first QAYG quilt this year as a way to learn FMQ, and I find QAYG quite the mystery. So this has been a little bit of light thrown on it - thank you! I like that you joining it in different ways will make it so much more difficult for people to be able to tell how the quilt was put together once it's finished :) love a good head-scratcher!

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  3. It was so interesting to see how you put the sections together. I'm glad you have a way that works for you.

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  4. good to know that what I had planned in joining my next charity quilt is on the right track. I had been planning to use joining strips, and had built them into the design. I get mad at myself every time I work on these large projects, but a few months later talk myself into another one!
    Pat F in Winnipeg

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  5. I once took a class on 12 different ways to join after quilting. I can't remember them all but I learned there is no ONE right way, you have to use the technique that works for your situation.
    I am so appreciative of your comments.
    LeeAnna

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  6. Hi LeeAnna,
    What a quilt! You are having quite a winter to work on this beauty!
    Looking forward to your Valentine's quilt!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  7. Hi LeeAnna,
    What a quilt! You are having quite a winter to work on this beauty!
    Looking forward to your Valentine's quilt!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  8. Great description - thanks for explaining it so well. Will be a fabulous finish!

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  9. that quilt will be HUGE! and warm!

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  10. Lucky us that you're joining the sections two different ways. And how kind of you to explain each. I know where to look if I ever QAYG. It looks lovely, of course.

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  11. It's looks beautiful, all of that hard work is paying off!

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  12. Phew! I'm tired just thinking of making a king sized quilt! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  13. Thanks for showing how you QAYG, LeeAnna. Do you hand sew the backing after you fold it under? Pinning for future reference for when I get around to trying QAYG on an actual quilt - won't be king size, though.

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  14. I've always wanted to try quilt as you go using this method, but I chicken out at the last minute. Thanks for sharing on Podunk Pickins. Good luck in the give away!

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  15. QAYGO is the method I`ve used for all my quilts except two! This is gorgeous, well done!

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