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!


  1. I started the string X many years ago when I first discovered Bonnie's site. Cut my finger badly with the rotary cutter and haven't gotten it back out since. I'll have to pull it out, everythings cut out already!

    1. Please get it out and finish it. You'll wonder why you waited so long!