Sunday, February 6, 2011

Quilt completed / Australian Relief Quilts

Yesterday we finished the large quilt that we were working on.  We managed to quilt a large quilt with the three of us in less than 10 days!  It  was great all sitting around the table and quilting (and talking).  The binding was added yesterday and only the label still needs to be done.  Thanks Oma and Gina for all your hard work.

This quilt is for someone in particular but I don't want to tell you who yet as I'm planning to give it in person next time I see them.

Oma has been going "great guns" with the Quilt as you go blocks for the relief effort in Australia.  She now has 20 blocks finished and we will bring them along to Quilt group on Tuesday.

This is a great way to use up some of your stash that has been sitting there for a long time waiting for "just the right project".  The instructions for this are on an older post but here it is in a nutshell:

Cut a 11 x 11 inch backing piece and an 11 x 11 inch piece of batting.  Add strips to the front starting from the centre and going out to the sides. (ranging from 2 1/2 inch strips to 1 inch strips) This will quilt each piece as you go.
What you will end up with is this funny looking shape.  Press all the seams then trim to 10 1/2 inches.

Pretty easy eh?!

Happy quilting
Marianne

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Those QAYG blocks look great all laid out together like that! So bright and cheerful. Was inspiring seeing them on Tuesday and seeing Alison's blocks last week.. unfortunately my sewing desk is covered in end of year accounting stuff!! I'm hoping for a miracle that gets all the accounts done and gives me additional sewing time :)