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« on: January 19, 2011 03:20:04 PM »

hi friends!  i am back, and showing off my week-end project.  this little quilt hangs over  a door that isn't used.  it is 30x54 and made up of 6" quilted squares.  i have to admit, i had an online helper, guiding me through the steps, but it really went fast, and i love how it turned out.  made out of my scrap bin fabrics.

let me know whatcha think!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011 05:52:14 PM »

That's really cute!  Was there an online tutorial that you used to make it?  I've never done quilt-as-you-go, but it's something I would really like to try...

« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011 07:37:58 PM »

That's great!  So visually interesting.

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011 04:10:50 AM »

well, i kind of combined 2 techniques, preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'heartstringprojects.com') and preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'crazyshortcutquilts.com') and also got a few emails from an older lady i met at a quilt show who had made one who gave me some tips.  it is so easy, just start by cutting  the backing and batting say 6 1/2 inches however many you need.  they can be 8 or 10 inches, whatever.  pin the same color strip diagonally on every square then just add strips and use triangles for the corners then quilt if desired, trim to 6" and keep the diagonal strip centered so use a clear square ruler to trim.  see the video tutorials on the crazy shortcut quilt website to join the squares.  you use sashings on the front and back sewn on at the same time, so it goes together really fast.  i am going to make another one, it was FUN! and really so easy.

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011 09:24:48 AM »

That's very cool!  This will have to go on my (long) list of things to try!
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011 06:14:22 PM »

I love the strippy quilts! I have never made one before though but they look really easy.
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011 07:50:39 PM »

I like the quilt as you go technique, I'll have to give it a try.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011 08:59:01 PM »

It's beautiful!  You did a great job.

I've been thinking a lot about trying out this technique.  Do you have any tips for the stage of piecing the blocks together with the sashing?  That step frightens me... it seems like it requires such precision!  I'm worried that I'll get all those blocks made and then have to finish them as eighty potholders.  Ha!
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