Thursday, April 23, 2015

QAYG-ing : :

This morning while snapping photos of this week's quilt work it was a sad sight out the front door. I love Winter more than most, but I'm so ready for warmer days!

Spring in PoCo

Back inside I'm feeling extra grateful for the two very different, very colorful quilt as you go projects that are keeping me busy this week, in between my Etsy order makings! This first one I shared the beginnings of a couple weeks back. It's a new qayg pattern I designed for Pat Bravo's latest collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Etno, paired with several of their new Prisma Elements. Such a happy combo! I'm taking my time with this one, reminding myself to take photos of each step along the way for a future tutorial. So I'm happy to report that after a long strip piecing session this past Saturday, I've finished up the remaining twenty-eight Etno patchwork rectangles needed for each qayg block! The rest should come together super quick!

Making Etno  Strips

Etno Patchwork


This second quilt as you go began just yesterday in the late morning, when I cut a few long, narrow strips from each of my Wild & Free prints and this gorgeous stack of Indie, Wanderer, and new Pure Element solids!

Indie + Wanderer + Pures

Unlike my Etno quilt that's been slow-going, this one is under a tight deadline! After an all day speed quilting, diamond strings qayg assembly line, followed by last night's quilt top assembly session, I managed to make this quilt top from start to finish all in one day! I hope to have it completely finished & photographed by Monday for a last minute local quilt raffle!

Wild & Free QAYG

I knew I'd love seeing these three collections together! How could I not, they are my very favorites!!

Wild & Free + Wanderer + Indie

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new Fabric Friday Giveaway! Have a great day!!  ♡ Maureen


  1. Can't wait to see your finished pieces :)

  2. You are so good at quilt as you go. I need to try it!

  3. You are a very very artistic and talented person. Love what you do and you get things done; I am sure your life is very busy at the moment.

  4. Very modern looking fabric choices - I too can't wait to see the finished products. I am just learning to quilt and your quilts inspire me to give it a try.

    1. Thank you Betty! Quilting is so much fun, you're going to love it!

  5. So colorful! It feels like winter here too, but thankfully the white stuff only lasted a few minutes.

  6. I love your quilt as you go tutorial. I'm planning on trying this for my very first quilt. I do have a question. Is there a tutorial or format you follow to determine the amount of material needed to make certain size quilts. I'm not sure how to determine this.

  7. Lovely work! I really adore it!

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