Friday, February 3, 2012

Quilt As You Go

Have you heard of the Quilt As You Go technique?  It's really pretty neat, you quilt your block as you make it, so that in the end you just have to join the blocks together and your quilt is done... all except for the binding, but I've given you tutorials on how to do that already.  :)

The most common kind of QAYG block is the string block, as was used to make the quilt at the top of this post.  String blocks might seem somewhat boring, but there are many ways to liven them up.  One of my favorites is to arrange your strings in a color gradation, like so:

Even though the most common QAYG block is a string block, there are other ways to make QAYG blocks.  You can make machine applique blocks with the QAYG technique:

I even give you a technique by which you can do paper pieced QAYG blocks, like this one:

If you want to learn more, download my free eBook.  The file is 19MB so it may take some time to download, but please be patient.  I think you'll like what you see.  :)  The download link is on this page:

Have fun playing!  If you do use this technique, please share your photos with me.  It would be so much fun to see how you put your own personal spin on this idea.  :)

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