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20 March 2010


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yeah - so excited for this!!


Now, I just need to go and find some white fabrics. I tend to have the colored fabrics, but the whites I may need to go shopping for! I may not be able to keep up with the quilt along, but I'm definitely intrigued.


I'm so intrigued by this idea! I love to quilt but totally stink at quilting huge quilts on my sewing machine. Very stressful to me. I can't wait to see how this turns out! I'm going to make a smaller lap size one and can't wait to get started.


I am stumped by that description of the finishing, clearly I am a visual learner! Do you have a close-up photo that you can show of how the blocks look once they are sewn together? Are there raw edges that will fray? I just can't wrap my head around this but I really want to! I am going to try a lap quilt to start. Sorry to be a pain! : )


Although I'm not participating I'm going to follow along. I love seeing the process and fabrics used.


I'm joining in on the fun. Of course I do everything backwards. I'm going to make blocks as I go. I have a question: Do you use a walking foot for the quilting? I tried it a while ago with just the batting and the first piece in the middle and it felt weird to sew with, like the layers weren't think enough to warrant a walking foot. I'll try it with a regular foot.


This is awesome, I have been drooling over that quilt in Patchwork Style for far too long. I am definitely participating. Thanks for hosting this Penny!


Looks like a great technique to use on a scrap quilt. Thanks for sharing the different methods to attach the completed blocks - something I had been wondering about:)


fun stuff Penny, I actually feel motivated to dive in now (not my norm, I usually like to sit and think about a project for a while)! love the updates you've done to your blog - really nice. I do have a question about the wool fiber for tying, is that something that can be found at any fabric store? Seems like everywhere around here isn't into stocking a lot of supplies. :(


I'm going to answer my own question above there and say that the quarter inch foot is the way to go!


Laura J, I used a walking foot, but if the 1/4 inch foot works for you, then great!

Anna, by wool fibre, I mean wool yarn. I like to use the real stuff and not polyester :).


probably a dunb question, but does it matter whether the scraps are washed fabric, or unwashed?


Looks like lots of fun Penny! If you need any other quilt-as-you-go inspiration, Dolls from the Loft makes some gorgeous quilts using this method!


I am excited about this! Here is my little twist... See, I make quilts, diaper bags, burp rags, etc for people all the time. Seldom do I remember to take pictures of them, but I have a ton of little scrappy fabric leftover from all of my projects. I can look through my scraps and go "Oh that was ____ for so and so." But usually I don't ever doing anything with the scraps. So, this blanket which I am doing lap size will be a mixture of all the projects I have done! It will be my little keepsake of all my hard work! And it will keep me warm ;) I am so ready!


Thanks for doing this quilt along!

I'm joining in so that I can get my bee beautiful scrappy log cabins quilted this way


My next log cabin endeavor will be quilt as I go for sure! Your log cabins rock!!


Wow! I just found you through tumbler. I had no idea you could do this. I can't wait to try it!


OK....I am REALLY LATE finding this on the internet!...But, I LOVE it! Went out and purchased some black and white fabrics....some with a little lime green mixed in...always wanted to make a quilt in those colors! I also purchased some varigated black to white thread to use for the quilting...wow, this is a step out for me!! HA!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!


Thanks for the great tutorial! I just linked to you from my blog, where I used this technique to make a cushion...I have plans for more!


Ok so don't shoot me... I've never made a quilt before and I really want to make one but I don't know where to find a big enough piece of backing for the it. Do you just use a sheet? Please help!! Thanks a million!!


Stephanie, there's a Flickr group dedicated exclusively to "Quilt Backs" - lots of inspiration there. Also, it's fine to use sheets or solid colors from your local fabric shop - especially for a first quilt, it's important to keep it simple!

April Bowerman

I have seen some pictures where the blocks include the backing fabric. How would one piece all the squares together when done?

Kathy McBride

weee include me can;t wait

Rhonda L Gillette

I'm in. Just picked up some white's at the fabric store yesterday. : )


How many yards of batting to make the queen quilt? Love the idea of quilting as I go...


I want to learn more.

Debra Rhodes

I love quilting & never have tried it this way, lol...I have never sent mine out to be finished either, I do it all myself, yes it gets stressful trying to run a full size quilt through a regular sewing machine but in the end no matter how you put it together, its so worth it when your like, I MADE THAT!! Thanks for the tutorial, maybe one day I will try it.

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