Monday, July 14, 2014

Quilt as you go


Remember Friday's post?
I wanted to experiment with the quilt as you go technique and do a bit of scrap busting at the same time.
It started like this...
 

...and ended like this.
 

Here's how it went.
 I first cut and laid my strips down. I then printed out copies of the designs and placed them where I wanted them to go.
 
 
Next, I layered the back fabric and batting and began to sew my strips using the quilt as you go method.
 
 
Very easy.
 
Once the strips were all sewn down, I began my embroidery.
Come on - can these ants get any cuter?
 

Of course, what's a picnic without watermelon...
 
 
 I did like the quilt as you go method, but I had a bit of an issue with my fabric puckering around my embroidery designs due to the thickness of the batting and the two layers of fabric.
 
 
Even at that...
I still think it turned out pretty cute!
 
 
 
 Whatcha think?
 

4 comments:

Debbie said...

So cute!...good-bye scraps!

Terri said...

You are killing me with cuteness! Love this!

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a cute design! Love those little embroidered ants. I think it turned out fabulous!

Izzy said...

Adorable! Thank you for linking up at TGIFF.

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