Wednesday, 27 February 2013

WIP Wendesday - QAYG BOM

So I've finally decided that I will quilt all my BOM's for the Sugar Block Club Block of the Month, using the QAYG (quilt as you go) technique.

After I've added the sashing and starched the blocks really well I made sure to get rid of all the little thread tails at the back before I basted the blocks.  The background fabric is white, so I don't want any of those nasty threads showing up through the quilting.


I used basting spray to sandwich these blocks, and my blocks are ready to quilt!


I first started with February's block - North Star.  I am using coloured thread that completely blends with the background.


I did not really give the FMQ much thought, I just went along what felt right at that moment.



I think using the QAYG method to FMQ these blocks allows me to explore a lot more FMQ designs as I have a lot more control over the block while quilting it.  Having the space to move the block around gives me the guts to try out different designs, and I love it!

I have not yet added any quilting to the sashing.  I first want to look at ways to add the blocks together before deciding what designs to use.

For those who missed it, I am having a giveaway to celebrate my blog's 1st anniversary this coming Friday, 1 March 2013.  You can read about it HERE

Linking up to WIP Wednesdays @ Freshly Pieced.

Happy quilting

17 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a great way to practice FMQ!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your quilting is amazing! I like that you have changed thread colours to match your fabrics too.

MsMidge said...

That is just beautiful! I must research this quilt as you go technique!

Gwen said...

Such a great idea, to use the blocks as an opportunity to practice quilting. And your quilting is just lovely! Then you'll have the challenge of figuring out how you're going to join them together--Good luck!

Patchwork Mill, Maria said...

Beautiful block and wonderful quilting!

Sewing Mom said...

Beautiful work. I've never tried Quilt as you Go...it looks interesting.

Vicki in MN said...

Love how you quilted that! Can't wait to see the whole thing done.

UKMUMINUSA said...

Beautiful, can't wait to see it all finished!

Kira said...

Your quilting is amazing!

Marla said...

Lovely quilting! It really does feel much easier to quilt when you break it down into manageable squares. How will you put the squares together without having bulky seams?

Daphne Lewis said...

Beautiful blocks! I love the designs you've quilted on them!

Renee said...

I love the quilting! Very nice blocks.

Jo said...

Loving the quilting, such a great way to practice different designs.

wipgirl said...

The quilting looks great!

Amy said...

beautiful quilting.

robbynsnest.com said...

Love the quilting! I am going to have to try the QAYG method some day soon here to get better at FMQ.

Peg Coombes said...

Absolutely loved you quilted bag you made for Suzette such a talented sister :)

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