For the Riley Blake Challenge run by the Modern Quilt Guild I decided to try QAYG for the first time.
I really loved how relaxing it was as a technique. I’ll definitely give this a go again. Pehaps starting with a smaller center piece.
After finishing a square panel I turned it into a simple cushion.
It’s not a combination of colours I’d chose usually – much more muted than my usual choice but I think it’s really calming and attractive.
Now where to put it?!
I’ve had Jenny Pedigo’s Quick Curve Ruler for absolutely ages, but didn’t even take off the plastic backing paper until the weekend. I love her blog, and admire the quilts she makes with this ruler, so it was about time that this baby got an outing.
I kept it simple and decided to make cushion covers (for a creative quilter I had NO home made items in the lounge). I have sewed curves before and I did find it very quick and easy to do these blocks. My mind is racing now with ideas how to make more cushions with this ruler. I am oficially a fan.
Then I decided on straight line quilting because I love the texture it creates.
Then I tried binding by machine to save time…
mmmm… made a complete mess of it… and decided to unpick and bind by hand instead…
aaah! That’s better!
Apparently Lily’s Quilts will be posting a tutorial on machine binding on Thursday. I’m hoping it will help with my clearly rubbish technique!
Can’t stop stroking my new cushion now!