Saturday, March 24, 2012

Juggling several projects

This past week has been a wonderful opportunity for me to get out some projects I've been wanting to work on.  One is an old quilt that I've been repairing.  I will begin quilting on that this coming week.  I've not asked for permission from the owner to post a picture of her quilt, so best not to.

I've also been working on a quilt from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltsville website called Crayon Box.  You can view her pattern here

I went with 20 blocks, 4 across and 5 down.  I'm washing the border fabrics as I'm typing this.

The next project is another of  Bonnie Hunter's called String-X! pattern

Borders are finished on this one and it's waiting in line for quilting.

You can see a theme going here, and that is scrappy!  And last but not least, one more project that is ongoing:

These are Quilt As You Go blocks (QAYG) and I'm leaning how to do these.  I am doing this because I want to learn the concept and because it is making use of the small batting scraps.  As a longarm quilter I can already tell you that it is not quicker...but I'm enjoying the process and have researched several methods to join the blocks.  I guess there are enough blocks to give that a try, but I must admit that making the blocks with the batting and backing already sandwiched together is addicting.  What fun!