Thursday, April 7, 2011


I went to a local craft shop to learn quilt as you go and I was disappointed as I knew more than the teacher. She did not know how to do a more advanced way of doing the quilt as you go method. I was given a magazine and told that is what you will make. It was a nice table runner but the pattern was not what I wanted, as it was the sandwich method to put together. I was told to sew 1 section to the pellon and backing, sew the next stip onto this and flip the second piece back and keep doing this till the strips were gone. I know this is this the simplest form of quilt as you go but again not what I wanted. My friend Dawn will now help me to achieve my goal. The finished table runner is pretty and I added stars and raw edged them and then shadow quilted around them to fill the space, I also added shadow stars to the bigger areas so the runner would sit right on the table. I wont be going there again for lessons.
I have finished 1 of the March stitch-a- longs in the new colours to replace the red ones i made into a wall hanging and have 2 more to go.

Cheers for now jude


Oops-Lah said...

Oh what a shame that you were not satisfied with your course. They should offer a bit more than just a magazine; you could have followed that on your own at home. I have done the proper way of quilt as you go and it's a fun and fast way to make a quilt.

Sue SA said...

I have only made log cabin QAYG, but it was fun and worthwhile ... mainly because I (well my neck/shoulders) dont like quilting big things! It is disappointing to pay money for a class though and find out its not even original. I goggled QAYG to get the machine methods to sew my log cabin blocks together, there were several free tutorials avaliable. Happy quilting Sue SA!