Monday, February 20, 2012

Quilt-as-you-go progress report

These blocks are on a full-sized bed and they make up 1/3 of a king-sized quilt for my own bed.

I told you all about my latest project in my previous post.  I'm tying out the quilt-as-you-go method I heard about on sewtakeahike.  My plan is to divide the 56 blocks I need to complete my quilt into 3 color catagories:

  1. blue/greys with black centers (done!)
  2. pinkish with blacks centers (halfway done!)
  3. purple/blacks with grey centers (not started yet.)
I couldn't bring myself to make each block the same.  I just got too repetitive and I worried about running out of a specific color of fabric.  You see, I have no idea how much fabric I'll need.  Some of the fabric I'm using are from old clothes, so yardage is difficult to determine.  After I finished the first 19 though, I have a better idea of what I need.  

The unifying elements in this quilt are as follows:
  • all blocks are log cabin style made with 2" wide strips
  • all blocks contain tie-dyed fabic in blue, pink, or purple
  • all blocks will have a black or grey center square.
  • all blocks contain both black and grey.
I've started the pinkish ones today.  They are quite a bit wilder than the blue/greys.  I'm not all the way sold on them yet, but I'm sticking to the original plan.  They'll only make up a third of the overall quilt and I can hide them around the edges if they continue to bother me.

Take a look at a few pinkish ones I did Saturday morning:

We'll just have to see how this all works out.....

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Happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,


  1. Cool idea about the quilt as you go. One of my challenges for the year is to make a king size quilt for our bed and it seems like an overwhelming amount of work. I'll def check this out!

  2. Love the blue/grey blocks!!! I like that they are all different!!!


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