8 Sep 2010
Finally, my first reversible Quilt-as-you-go-Quilt project is finished and I am quite happy with the result. By using the Quilt-as-you-go method I was able to work more precisely and quilt it more thoroughly, which I am usually not able to do.
My hands are now very sore and I need to nurse them back to health, but all in all I can say I enjoyed it very much and will definitely do this again.
The plus side:
- more thorough quilting
- easier to quilt smaller pieces
- less "air bubbles" on the back (normally that's a real problem when working entirely without a sewing machine)
- not really faster
- uneven sashing when blocks are not exactly matching in size on front and back
- quilting on the back still not exactly even
(will add more points when I can think of them)
The finished two-sided Quilt-As-You-Go-Quilt entirely handpieced, handsewn and handquilted (46" x 58")
sorry for the low quality images due to bad lighting indoors, taken on the iPhone
hanging over a chair
... and the back
Pheewww. Now I need a little break. All my major projects are finished and I might just go back to painting for a little while (though I will still quilt in the evenings or while watching telly with the Monkey).
I hope you like this one.
PS: This quilt is made up entirely by leftover scraps. At some point I will blog about the quilt which produced these scraps.