Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Classic
cotton, linen, batting
What was your inspiration?
I'm making my second QAYG quilt. I like using the QAYG method so I can quilt the entire top myself, without losing my mind.
When I made the first one, I found finishing the individual blocks helped keep me interested in continuing on with the quilt. Since quilts look really different at each stage, it was helpful to be able to see the block as they really would look in the finished quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
QAYG is a great way to try out quilting! You complete each individual block and then attach them together on the front and back with sashing.
It makes working with a large quilt MUCH easier than trying to quilt the entire quilt top at the end.
Because there are sashing pieces between each block, I like to use a traditional Log Cabin block. This helps blend the blocks and sashing.
For my first QAYG quilt, I used scraps and it turned out awesome. To make it work, I used the same fabric for the block centers and sashing. That helped pull the scraps together into carefully controlled chaos--instead of just a jumble of colors/prints.