Thursday, September 11, 2014

AlphabeThursday - Q is for Quilting

This past weekend was super busy.  I painted (one coat) my workroom from a dark red to white, and finally finished another step in my crazy quilt.  If you don’t remember, I’ve been sewing a shortcut quilt, where you first quilt the top, bottom and batting together into single blocks.  It’s a method invented, I believe, by Marguerita McManus.


I broke down and bought a 16” square on Amazon, since I knew it would be much easier to cut with a square the size of the finished block. 


 Here’s what some look like.  Next step is to attached the blocks with vertical sashing, then horizontal.  The last step is to wrap the whole quilt with binding.  See the pink post-it?  It’s a marker.  Before I trimmed the blocks, I laid them out to make my final design. 


And this it what it looks like.  I hope to have the quilt completed for my bed by wintertime.


Don’t forget to go by Ms. Jenny’s blog  …off on my tangent… 
and see the other Letter Q posts. 

7 comments:

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Red to white in only one coat? How on earth did you manage that! The quilt looks good -- very interesting way to do the quilting!

Abby / Linda said...

Very nice, Deb! I hope you do finish it-- what an accomplishment!

fredamans said...

Looks like it will be a beautiful quilt when finished!

pasqueflower said...

Very cool (or warm)! You will never regret the 16" ruler--the right tool makes the job SO much easier. And all of your squares will fit together perfectly.

Jim said...

I like your quilt, Deb. It is very pretty laid out on the bed. This was an excellent choice for "Q" Day.
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Judy Nolan said...

I've never seen this method of assembling a quilt, but it is very attractive! Will you be adding more coats of white paint to your room? When we moved into this house, the bedroom was forest green. It took four coats of paint to cover it up. Ugh.

Gattina said...

Beautiful quilt, must be a lot of work to do one !

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