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October 15, 2017
Free Motion Quilting on Block Clay’s Choice | Sewcial Bee Sampler from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

I am sharing with you today how I quilted block 8 – Clay’s Choice.

If you are new here, this post is a part of my quilt-as-you-go my Sewcial Bee Sampler, a sew-along hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. I plan to share along the process with some tips and tutorial.

As usual, I have two blocks made for two quilts, one with custom quilting and one with allover quilting. Both would be a great practice if you are looking towards improving your free-motion skill. I am still practicing myself, especially with the custom quilting. I am learning as ...

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October 11, 2017
Workshop Wednesday: Two Quilt-as-You-Go Methods from McCall's Quilting

Not only are quilt-as-you-go techniques great for making projects quickly, they’re perfectly suited for anyone who’s ever wondered how to stuff a large quilt sandwich through the throat of a domestic sewing machine to be quilted.

With quilt-as-you-go (QAYG), you do the quilting in smaller chunks, then join the chunks, or rather, blocks at the end of the process. You can also combine QAYG with a string-piecing approach, which is particularly well suited for small home-dec projects made with strips.

Here are some tutorials on those two main techniques and some different projects you can make with them ...

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September 29, 2017
Quilt-As-You-Go Chinese Coins from Pink Doxies



Chinese Coins
A Roman Stripe Variation
Also Reminiscent of Amish Bars


Moving right along with the theme of Roman stripe or Chinese coins, and adding a dash of scrappy goodness in both fabric and batting, I whipped up this delicious, little baby quilt! It took only a few days to complete, and not only did I have a top, but a completed quilt using the Quilt-As-You-Go Method. 

*In full disclosure, I am using the term loosely as I have never read the actual method, but seen a few You Tube videos using a  similar method. I blended everything I saw ...

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September 25, 2017
Free Motion Quilting on Block Dove in the Window | Sewcial Bee Sampler from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

I am sharing with you today how I quilted block 7 – Dove in the Window.

If you are new here, this post is a part of my quilt-as-you-go my Sewcial Bee Sampler, a sew-along hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. I plan to share along the process with some tips and tutorial.

As usual, I have two blocks made for two quilts, one with custom quilting and one with allover quilting. Both would be a great practice if you are looking towards improving your free-motion skill. I am still practicing myself, especially with the custom quilting. I am learning ...

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August 26, 2017
Make beautiful things with La Conner by Jera Brandvig from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Hello, and happy Saturday!  We have some breathtaking projects to share with you today, courtesy of Jera Brandvig, aka Quilting in the Rain.  She was our gracious filming guest back in June, and now we are thrilled to have all her videos featuring her gorgeous new line called La Conner done so we can share them with you all!  Over those few days, we just fell more and more in love with Jera.  She is brilliant, and you’ll have to agree with us after this post!

La Conner by Jera Brandvig for Lecien Fabrics
La Conner by Jera Brandvig for Lecien Fabrics

All her projects were made ...

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August 16, 2017
Quilt As You Go {Easy Peasy Picnic Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

I decided to change my mind completely about what I was going to do to make my Island Batik Ambassador project for this month. That's my prerogative, right?


Instead of trying to overdo it with a technique I have never used before, I decided to go sweet and simple. I'm super happy with the fact that this took less than 4 hours start to finish!

To start off, I cut a piece of scrap batting to approximately 40 inches by 45 inches -- slightly larger than what I wanted my finished piece to be. I pieced what I'll ...

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August 13, 2017
Quilt As You Go from Polka Dots and Butterflies


 I always wanted to try a Quilt as you Go project.  I like how structured the quilt looks and for the first time ever my lines are straight.
 I don't like how stiff the quilt is but I think that is the batting that was used.  I think it would be a great project for a first time quilter.

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August 9, 2017
"Critter Comfort" - progress from Elaine Adair Pieces

Above is the back of my kid-friendly Quilt As You Go.  I already had the squares of fabric, 77 of them, planning to use them as backing on an adult quilt.  That idea sorta lost it's luster, thinking of sewing them all together, then quilting them on my DSM.  But, when using them for QAYG on a kid  quilt, and sashing them with novelty fabrics, they looked less intimidating.  Also, I DID foolishly begin to plan the backing squares to be in a planned pattern ... uh, no, don't go there Elaine Adair!
Here are 3 rows together,  (to ...

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August 7, 2017
Quilt-As-You-Go {August IBA Project and Giveaway} from Little Bunny Quilts

This month's theme for Island Batik Ambassadors is quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)! This is something that I have never done before, so this will be an adventure. I'm planning to base my quilt around this piece of fabric that I got in my new goody box:


Our project requirements state that our projects should be a minimum of 36 inches square, so I decided to attempt to make a sturdy picnic quilt.

I am so excited to share what came in my second Island Batik Ambassador goody box!



You can see the full video from our Facebook Live event anytime ...

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My New Bag – Quilt As You Go from Heart Desire Creations

QAYG Bag heartscreations.com (Medium)

An Island Batik Ambassador Adventure

Intimidation! That’s what I experienced when I saw the August Ambassador assignment. I have never done a quilt as you go, and did not want to begin another quilt, table runner or pillow. After recently sorting through my handbags and tossing and donating a few, I decided it was time for a new one! I used a free pattern off the internet – The Phoebe Bag, and adapted the pattern to quilt as you go.

QAYG fabrics (Medium)

I pulled and pulled fabrics from my Island Batik bin. Purples won! Instead of batting or stiff interfacing, I used ...

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August 6, 2017
QAYG, "Critter Comfort" from Elaine Adair Pieces

QAYG is a great technique to use up fabric bits (in case no one ever told you!).  It also eliminates the final quilting as it is machine quilted by sewing strings to the precut backing/batting pieces.  The backing pieces were already cut, cutting the batting pieces went fast, and sewing the kids prints/strings took 3 days - that's all.

Back in the '80s -- (that would be the previous century!!!!), I learned Quilt as you Go, from Georgia Bonesteel, the only quilt program  available on TV.  It was aired on the Public TV, coming from North Carolina.  She is ...

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June 13, 2017
Quilt as you Go with Video Tutorial from Patchwork Posse

The quilt as you go technique is seriously one of my all time favorite techniques!

It makes sewing simple projects really go together quickly.

The idea is you are layering all 3 layers– backing, batting at the same time…and then sewing the top layer or quilt top directly on top of the bottom two layers.

By the time you are all done, the project is ready to be bound or finished into your project.

Here’s the video to show the process:

Materials needed for this technique:

* fabric scraps

* fusible fleece

* fabric for your back

Quilt as you go ...

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June 1, 2017
Kaleidoscope - Losing Control? from Elaine Adair Pieces

Whew - this is a HUGE project for a DSM, MQ'ed, in free form designs.  I am putting on the last 2 borders using Quilt as you Go, technique (thank you Georgia Bonesteel), to reduce the bulk  - this  quilt is abut 88" x 107".

As I was working, I had the feeling it was "getting away from me".  I don't know what that means, perhaps self doubt?  The border quilting keeps it all straight and true, flat, but I think the center quilting might need more.  Kinda late now for more quilting in the blocks, but I've been ...

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May 10, 2017
Free Motion Quilting on Block The Seasons | Sewcial Bee Sampler from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

I am sharing with you today how I quilted block 6 – The Seasons.

If you are new here, this post is a part of my quilt-as-you-go my Sewcial Bee Sampler, a sew-along hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. I plan to share along the process with some tips and tutorial.

As usual, I have two blocks made for two quilts, one  with custom quilting and one with allover quilting. Both would be a great practice if you are looking towards improving your free-motion skill. I am still practicing myself, especially with the custom quilting. I am learning as I ...

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April 11, 2017
Success Stories @Quilters Depot! from Jenn's Quilters Depot Blog

We have a finished Quilt as you go Quilt!  This is the same quilt!  Front and Back Quilted as she put it together!  Sorry I told those ladies in the background I ws going to crop them out but I didn't.

Awesome work!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

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April 8, 2017
Free Motion Quilting on Block July Fourth | Sewcial Bee Sampler from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

I am sharing with you today how I quilted block 5 – July Fourth. I had a lot of fun playing with another feather border with custom quilting and a rather quick to do allover quilting design.

If you are new here, this post is a part of my quilt-as-you-go my Sewcial Bee Sampler, a sewalong hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. I plan to share along the process with some tips and tutorial.

As usual, I have two blocks made for two quilts, one  and one with allover quilting. Both would be a great practice if you are looking ...

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March 31, 2017
handbags and gladrags ✂ appliqué projects ✂ from Charm About You


Late last year I designed and made some projects that I can finally share because they are in this month's Love Patchwork & Quilting: Issue 46!


I made four appliqué projects, all with cuteness and handbags in mind! I always like to have little pouches to keep the contents of my bag organised, and this one is perfect for lip glosses and balms (hence the longer and shorter pockets) or pens, washi and sticky notes. The heart kam snap on the lips is a kitschy touch that works either way. 


The cord keeper is great for stopping earphones, USB cords ...

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Soy Amado Quilts - the finished quilt from Wendy's Quilts and More

Back in January I showed you the Quilt As You Go (QAYG) blocks I'd made to send to Alison in Guernsey.  As soon as she got them she dropped everything and combined them with Carla's blocks to make a great quilt!


This quilt will now be sent to an orphange in South Africa and a little child will receive their very own quilt for their bed.  You can see photos of some of the children with their quilts on Alison's blog, Little Island Quilting.


Carla of Granny Maud's Girl made the yachts and planes blocks which ...

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March 25, 2017
Free Motion Quilting on Block Crow’s Nest | Sewcial Bee Sampler from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

I am sharing with you today how I free motion quilt block 4 – Crow’s Nest. So far, this is by far my favourite block! I made two version – with different fabric placement and they both look different and beautiful in their own way. Following the theme I have set up for these blocks, one of the block is quilted with custom free motion quilting and the other one with allover free motion quilting.

If you are new here, this post is a part of my quilt-as-you-go my Sewcial Bee Sampler, a sewalong hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell ...

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March 16, 2017
Free Motion Quilting on Block Flock | Sewcial Bee Sampler from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

If you are new here, this post is a part of my quilt-as-you-go my Sewcial Bee Sampler, a sewalong hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell. I plan to share along the process with some tips and tutorial.

I am sharing with you today how I quilted block 3 – Flock . I have two blocks made for two quilts, one with custom quilting and one with allover quilting.

Both would be a great practice if you are looking towards improving your free-motion skill. I am still practicing myself, especially with the custom quilting. I am learning as I go too, so ...

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