Bit by bit I'm making progress on my quilt-as-you-go projects that I wrote about last month. All 25 blocks are now done for the bento box quilt. I really struggled with these blocks for reasons I'm still not clear on but once they were cut into quarters and rearranged into the final blocks things got better.
I had to clear a wall in my bedroom and put up a queen sized piece of batting in order to have enough design space to work. Not the best lighting but I go to bed staring at all the fun fabric combinations.
I chose spiral quilting for the blocks and so far have 3 done. It's just so much easier to spiral quilt something small.
I also finally made an attempt at free motion quilting the first row of my disappearing 9-patch quilt today. I'm using a new to me QAYG method for this one and am hoping it works. If this method goes well I might use it to make a new version of my Cascade pattern because the design lends itself well to quilting in columns.
I've only got a month to go before my QAYG presentation for my guild. Now that I'm getting the swing of things, there are so many other ideas I'd like to make as samples. Just not sure if I'll have time.
Wish me luck.
I'll write a more thorough post about the whole experience later in September. Until then, hope you're enjoying summer and your making.
I'm still not sure what's happening with Blogger comments so if you don't hear from me please know I read and appreciate your comments.ReplyDelete
I don't think you need luck at all, Anne, but I'll be wishing a productive month ahead for you! :)ReplyDelete
That spiral quilting is fabulous! The colors and prints are just gorgeous! Well done! (hand clapping emoji here!)ReplyDelete
Love everything about this post--that fabulous Bento quilt (you've taken that form to a whole new wonderful level), the fun quilting and the QAYG method. I hope that after your guild presentation, you'll give us a few bits of that presentation, too. It's all looking so good!ReplyDelete
The Bento Box blocks are looking great Anne! I look forward to hearing more about your experience because QAYG is a technique I really want to try and this pattern seems the perfect option to use!ReplyDelete
The Bento quilt is fabulous! The colors are wonderful.ReplyDelete
Your quilting looks so great! I love a good spiral, and you're right that it's so much easier on a small piece. Of course your fabric choices on both pieces are just fab :)ReplyDelete
Hi Hon, I know about the hours going into this project. I am always amazed how you consider every fabric and color. It's looking great!ReplyDelete
Those Bento blocks are just gorgeous and the spiral quilting is perfect for them.ReplyDelete
Looks like you're going to be pretty busy! Love the Bento blocks and the spiral quilting Do tell us what you think of the QAYG method.ReplyDelete
These blocks look great and what a smart idea to use QAYG!ReplyDelete