Thursday, August 13, 2009

Quilt as you go - A childs quilt for my house!

Last year, for when I have little visitors, I made myself a nice little quilt to have at my house. I bought a fun package of 18 fat quarters from Moda's "Oodles of poodles" line and I was inspired by the French Rose quilt that my friend Willa had made the year before and won a first place ribbon at our local quilt show.

See the poodles, aren't they so cute?

So now that Baby Aurora is out of a crib and into a little girl bed, my little rose quilt now is on her bed. I'm glad that I saved all the leftover pieces of fabric together, because last week, I cut strips and made blocks out of them. I had thirty 7.5 inch blocks and five rose blocks. I planned to quilt them individually and put these blocks together with a "Quilt as you go" technique.

I awoke in the middle of the night thinking about the quilting as you go part of this project, and decided to do a mock quilt as you go to put some of the blocks together, then do a the quilt as you go technique on multi-block sections. Do you know what I mean? Now, I have 6 sections of my quilt sandwiched and ready to machine quilt on my Juki. Then putting the sections together with the quilt as you go technique. Click here for the technique that I use, but there are other methods out there on the Internet. I didn't think ahead enough for a border, so I may just bind it and call it done.

Watch for a picture of my completed Poodles quilt mid next week. Also, some people have asked how I do my rose blocks. I plan to do a tutorial on my method of making the rose block so there is minimal waste. So be on the watch for that as well next week.


Karen said...

Love the fabrics, Gail! Will look forward to seeing your lovely quilting.

dp said...

I spied this quilt this morning when I was ironing in your sewing room and I forgot to ask you about it. The picture doesn't do it justice, as it is way cuter in person. Can't wait to see it done.

Linda H said...

Very cute Gail! Aurora will love it- such fun fabrics and cheery colors!!

MissesStitches said...

Really pretty, Gail! Where can I get directions to make the French Rose block?