Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Quilt As You Go Quicky....

Several years ago at my monthly sewing club, a lesson was taught using the serger to make a one hour quilt. I had made one at that time, but couldn't find my instructions back--apparently tossed with the move!! YouTube to the rescue...I found the video by the same instructor as the sewing club--now the pattern is for purchase on Craftsy, but at least this video helped me get started again.

The pattern uses strips of batting and fabric that are the same size--and since the leftover batting stash has been getting a little out of control--this was the perfect pattern to go with.

I took just a few minutes to tear all my strips to size. I thought tearing would be quicker--which it was initially--but dealing with all those strings was annoying--so might want to rotary cut next time.

As if the batting stack wasn't full enough--I still had to piece a few strips together!!

Start time for sewing.....

2 layers of batting and four layers of fabric going easily through my Bernina with the walking foot.. I don't have my serger set up, and besides we have a love hate relationship with each other!!

The beauty of this pattern is that during the piecing you are actually creating the front and the back at the same time--so totally reversible and super quick!!

After 45 minutes I had the center and 2 borders all put together and decided to add some quick walking foot quilting. Really relaxing to let the machine do the fancy work!!

I used stitch 1396, with no modifications. One thing I have been trying to do with this ambassadorship is to go outside my box with each challenge. Trying new stitches is a great way to accomplish that!!

I still had strips from the original pack Blushing Blooms that I have used in Happy Soul and Bloom Maker plus I love a scrappy binding!!!

...and who doesn't like zinnias!!!!

Thanks again to Island Batik for such gorgeous fabrics to work with!!!


Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Terry and I love that quilting stitch you used!

Chiska said...

That's such a fun quilt!

myzbarb said...

Great pics! love the way you mix your art with nature.

Anna brown said...

Ty for the encouragement. ..love the pictures. ... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Monica said...

I like the window pattern.

Kathy E. said...

This is a perfect design for such gorgeous batiks! Love those colors together!

Judy Forkner said...

Yellowstone! Love it--the last time we were there was about 30 years ago--time flies!

Also thanks for showing us the serger quilt on your Bernina--I'd love to try that.