Reversible Quilt as you go Parrot Quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Other Tell us more about what inspired you. Saw a youtube vid from The Gourmet Quilter about how to create a QAYG block and off I went..... What are you most proud of? The dual coloured double fold binding!!! I made a practice strip of quilt and practiced with various ratios of each fabric until I got it right; and it came out beautifully, exactly 50/50, black on the Parrot side, brown on the Map side...perfect! What advice would you give someone starting this project? QAYG is certainly a way to go if you are doubtful about manhandling your quilt under a small machine...also if one of your blocks goes awry you can make another and you haven't ruined an entire quilt!!!

What you will need

  • Remnants of Chintz and upholstery fabric from the '90's (which I nearly ran out of eeek!) and bought swirled cotton and batik to frame.

Q&A with Iminei

Tiamat asked:
I love the colors.It's such a happy quilt.
Iminei answered:
thank you. My other half prefers the more sedate side! but I prefer the parrots!!
Surfside6 asked:
Love this! colors are wonderful on both sides, but I agree about the Parrots. I had seen the same video and am very tempted to try it. Seems easier to handle, but lots of steps?? Would you make another one this way?
Iminei answered:
Just seen this comment...and in the two years since I have made many quilts the same way, QAYG.... your 'block' can be any size you are comfortable handling...my largest QAYG project (so far) were six blocks of 30 1/2" x 40 1/2" which made The HSTathon.