Friday, November 18, 2011
Quilting, Quilting, Quilting
Last weekend my mom and I took a quilting class for this quilt pattern:
The class was wonderful, I would definitely recommend it! It was taught by the designers of the pattern, Joanne Sundahl and Linda Pohlenz. At the start of the class they did a little "trunk show" and showed us a whole variety of quilts using variations of the technique...the possibilities are endless!
This particular quilt is created using the "quilt as you go" method. It's made up of blocks that are pieced and quilted at the same time, so when you get to the end there is no need for any long arm quilting. Once all of the blocks have been created they are assembled with "hinges". I really love this technique because I can complete the quilt entirely on my own without any difficulty...no need to send it out for quilting or to maneuver a huge bulky quilt through my machine.
This week I've been working on assembling blocks for the quilt. I'm not done yet, but I will post some photos once the project is completed. I've found this method of quilting to be very relaxing and enjoyable. Do you have any experience with "quilting as you go"? If so, did you enjoy it?
*Update: Check out this post for photos of the finished quilt.