For someone like me who's been quilting forever, it takes some deep thinking to come up with something I haven't yet tried. Last year, I figured out how to do an interlocking herringbone, a technique I now like very much. Thinking cap firmly in place, I started jotting down ideas.
About this time, my friend Nellie dropped in and casually mentioned how she was making an old-fashioned scrap quilt, and stitching it on her treadle. That sounded fun, and something I hadn't tried. Then I got to thinking...there are other machines in my house never used for quilting...like my beloved Juki serger. That would be interesting, so I added it to my list, which now read like this:
- Do a quilt -as -you-go
- Make a totally reversible quilt
- Make a quilt on the serger
So, if all goes as planned, one side will look like this:
I used my Accuquilt Go! cutter fitted with the 2-1/2" strip die to cut my pieces. It was done in jig time, and the WOF strips were perfectly even. I SO love this cutter!!
My quilt-as-you-go/reversible plan meant I would layer strips of fabric wrong sides together, with batting strips in between, and stitch them using a log cabin courthouse steps design. Then, in another lightbulb moment...it dawned on me that I could also cut my batting strips with the Accuquilt Go!
Switching back to my regular sewing machine, I chose matching colours of 50 weight Aurifil thread and did an outline stitch 1/4" from each seam with the walking foot. On the back, where it was both blue and yellow strips, I used the pretty yellow in the bobbin.
The quilt ended up at 36" x 40", a good size for a baby quilt.
This was a fun and interesting project; thank you for a great challenge, Island Batik, Hobbs, Aurifil,and Accuquilt!