Pick Up Sticks

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This is my third quilt using the 'tube quilting' method, and with every one I learn something new...or rather, something I did wrong on the others, that I have corrected as I went along. I think I'm getting the hang of it! I love how quickly these quilts go together - this quilt top I did in just over 3 hours on a rainy Sunday afternoon - a baby size 43"x53". What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keeping everything 'square' as you go is the key...as I've learned in the few quilts I've done. Of course this isn't news to those that have quilted for some time, but I'm stepping out of my 'comfort zone' (I'm a kilt maker) in to the world of quilting - completely different than what I'm used to!! Usually I just help pick out fabrics to have quilts made, but thought I would try it myself this time...addictive! Also, since I'm a sewer who normally would use a lot of steam in the iron....don't do that in quilting!! (that's a hard habit to break, as I use a lot of steam in everything else I sew)

What you will need

  • Jelly roll - Robert Kaufman fabrics. Solid white also cut in to 2 1/2" strips. 100% cotton batting and backed with solid pink.

Q&A with Karen Fyfe

Pamillia asked:
This is so very pretty. I really like your colors & the pattern you chose. Great job. Please,let us see a picture of it, after it is finished. Thanks for sharing.
Karen Fyfe answered:
Thank you! I am very new to this, and love the simplicity of a tube quilt - I like to see results quickly, this only took a few hours. I manage a fabric store, and fell in love with this collection when we got it in the other day - decided to make it up for a display to advertise a 'tube quilting' class in the fall.