Saturday, 4 January 2014

Something Old Something New

I am following along with the Never to Hot to Stitch Something Old Something New Challenge

My Something Old  for this month is the Summer Fun Block of the month quilt I have been working on. I would like to get the top finished before the month is out.

These are the blocks I have finished so far. I have one more this size, two smaller blocks and a couple of appliquéd sashings  to add then the final borders.

My Something new was to try quilt as you go

I started a bottled rainbows quilt which was quilt as you go. They suggested just quilting the wadding and the top together and then quilting the borders when the backing is added. 

I thought it was defeating the purpose of quilt as you go so I quilted onto a backing but the stitches I chose didn't work very well. Oh well I learnt more about quilt as you go by trying it! (Maybe I should have just followed the instructions too!!!)

I guess it will work nicely as a placemat, but I wouldn't want to lie under a quilt quilted that way it might be a bit too scratchy!

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  1. I have tried three QAYG methods but none of them had instructions like that. I'm not fond of QAYG but sometimes the quilting I want to do would be too difficult on the whole quilt, even though my machine has a nine inch throat! Welcome to this year's linky party, thanks for signing up.

  2. These are great SOSN goals. I really love the Summer Fun quilt and was sorely tempted several times to buy that BOM!

  3. It is a fun pattern, glad you tried it out. Placemats are always fun to have around though.