Three Ways to Quilt as You Sew
Crys Kyle and Wendy Hill, two quilters who are members of the same guild in Sunriver, Oregon, discovered three good reasons to revisit the quilt-as-you-sew concept. Their article in the August/September 2009 issue of Quilters Newsletter gives step-by-step instructions for three variations of the basic technique.
Method 1: Layer the top and batting only with no backing. Quilt individual blocks, sections, or a whole top. Join the blocks or sections, right sides together, and then add the backing. Add enough quilting to hold all three layers together and bind as usual.
Method 2: Quilt the blocks through all three layers and join the blocks with sashing strips on the front and back.
Method 3: Quilt the blocks through all three layers. Join the blocks right sides together and cover the seams on the back.
Here are just a few examples of quilts that Wendy made. Hold the mouse over the image to see a detail photo.
Photos by Craig Howell
|What Beautiful Chaos, 26˝ x 27˝, 2005, method 1.|
|Making the Rounds, 40˝ x 40˝, 2003, method 1.|
|Around and About, 28˝ x 32˝, 2005 method 1.|
|Cherry Phosphate, 71˝ x 84˝, 2002, method 2.|
|Cherry Phosphate, quilt back.
|Out Far, In Deep, 91˝ x 55˝, 2007, method 3.|
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