Monday, October 2, 2017

A Soulful QAYG Quilt Top : :

Soulful Quilts

Soulful Strings QAYG Quilt Top

Just about two weeks ago I started this new Quick Quilt As You Go using a combination of Soulful fabric strings and large triangle cuts of my Soulful print, Floral Universe Plum.

Floral Universe and Soulful Strings

This new qayg is so much fun! The large Floral Universe triangles make quick work of these 12.5" (unfinished) blocks and took just a single work days worth of sewing to have this quilt top to share!

Soulful Strings 1

This new block is an even faster sew than my go-to herringbone qayg that I so often use since it's such a quick make and because that scrappy look will forever be my very favorite! The simple addition of a focal print with the two directions of the fabric strings is a really fun variation!

Soulful QAYG Quilt Top

I'm so busy these days working on the new studio and preparing for this month's Quilt Market, that I don't have time to put together a pattern to share. Now this morning I've decided that I'm not quite sure that I'm done with this quilt top just yet. Currently it measures 48" x 72" and I don't think I like this size. After looking through the photos I took I last week, I'm leaning towards shelving this one for a little while, and when I have the time I'd like to add one more row of blocks to each side to make a 72" square throw quilt. What do you think?

Soulful Strings QAYG

This full shot gives you the best look. Let me know what you think, I always appreciate your thoughts!

This morning I'm heading out to the hardware store and back to the studio to finish painting the walls again, after a big paint mix-up/set back yesterday. I plan to snap some photos to share with you all soon!

xo Maureen

37 comments:

  1. Definitely more blocks! That plum floral focus fabric is perfectly lovely!

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  2. Yes, more blocks please! 72" x 72" or a border making it 72" x 54"/56" or so. It's a beautiful fabric line and a beautiful quilt. I look forward to buying the pattern should you make one up.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, because I need symmetry, I think she'll become a square. Thank you for the feedback! :)

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  3. I would add a couple of borders to make it wider. I’m not, personally, a fan of square quilts, but do agree that right now the size is odd. It’s a beautiful pattern and great colors!

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  4. I love both your quilts you have hanging; and yes, I'd like to see another row to make it a 72 x 72. So very pretty. Good luck on your studio also. Can't wait to see photos also. Thanks for all your inspiration !!!!

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    1. I plan to share a little later this week. The dirty work of fixing the place has up hasn't provided many pretty photo opportunities just yet, but once I'm all moved in, I'll be sharing everything from there from then on. It's so exciting!

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  5. Yes, I think it would be more useful and look better with another couple rows. Your quilts are beautiful! And I can't wait to see your studio. I'll never have one of my own, but I always look for an idea here or there to improve my space. Thanks for all you do and the great ideas you share!

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    1. It's very exciting! I've used our little sitting room in our home for several years now and have completely outgrown that space. I'm excited for this chance to get up and go out the door each day to work at a studio space downtown. It's such a dream come true!

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  6. I love it! Beautiful colors! Sounds like a fun project.
    And, yes, adding rows would be nice.
    What width are your strips? Thanks for sharing! Katherine

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    1. Thank you! My strips are mostly 2" for this qayg.

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  7. Funny you should ask? When I opened up your post, the first thing I noticed was the length and width of the quilt and I thought, I think I'd add one more row along the side if it were mine. Of course, then it is no longer symmetrical so if symmetry is important to you, then yes, 72 x 72 would be my preference. But STILL no matter the size, this is a GORGEOUS quilt! I haven't tried a QAYG method yet. Do you have a favorite tutorial that you have used? Or made?

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    1. Oh yes, I'm a symmetry girl! :) I teach this method in my Craftsy class, Quick Quilt As You Go. And I also have several tutorials if you visit my project and tutorial page above.

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  8. Maureen, this is beautiful. All of your fabrics work so well together.
    Even the other older fabrics. I have a small collection.

    Painting. "Mixups" are not always good, are they. How disappointing. I hope you can share soon.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I had just a 2' border left to paint when my gallon ran out, so I went and bought another gallon. Only the hardware store clerk accidentally sold me a white semi glass base, instead of the white semi glass interior that I needed. The shades of white are so off. So I decided to repaint the entire wall, so the money wasn't wasted, only to find out the base needed to be tinted to look right and it ruined the entire paint job on that wall. So yesterday I had to go get a new gallon and start allover. Not fun!

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  9. Love where this is going. Making is wider will give it greater wrappability. Love the fabrics and that purple floral.

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  10. Gorgeous! Neat effect with the large focal print pieces!

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  11. I absolutely love this quilt! I think it needs to be enlarged because it looks to skinny right now. I'm anxious to make one. Please, please share the pattern.

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    1. I'm sure I will eventually! I'm glad you love it, I do too!

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  12. Yes, it would be perfect with an extra row down each side. Beautiful!

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  13. I agree that wider would probably look better. That said I would opt for the not symmetrical look but would add a border to perhaps 56 by 72 in. In any case the quilt is beautiful and the colors are just fantastic!

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  14. Maureen...I love your creativity. This would be a lovely quilt to hang in your new workshop. The colors are wonderful. I am not intimidated to try any of your patterns and know it will work out fine. Thanks for the inspiration, friend.

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  15. Yup. Go with your instincts. I think it needs additional rows to widen it a bit. It's absolutely dreamy!

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  16. At first glance I saw a Quillow in the making. Is this too much work for a quillow? because often it is just the right gift. Valerie
    ps, anonymous, as i'm too tired to get up and find my passwords for those profile choices

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  17. It`s so beautiful and love the fabric combo!

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  18. I love the quilt and can't wait for the pattern. Yes, I agree that it will look better with 2 more rows. I almost always make square quilts.

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  19. SO BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!

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  21. Love the quilt but you are right, it needs another couple of rows as it looks too narrow. Keep up the good work.

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  22. The quilt is lovely. I would like to see what the back looks like. How did you hide the seams. Elsie

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  23. I love the idea of not having it all strips. I've always thought those were too busy. I do think the quilt would look nice at 72"

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