Monday, 6 September 2010
Now on to the difficult part, attaching the different pieces and sashing to make up rows of finished quilted blocks.
I originally intended to follow the instructions on this video on how to use the quilt as you go method but I was not happy with the results and just experimented a bit and came up with my own method.
It is fairly simple actually.
First, I attached the sashing to the finished quilted block on the quilt top.
I turned the pieces around and attached the other side of the sashing to the next block in the row.
Et Voila, the two pieces are attached.
The back is a little more tricky.
First I attached the sashing to one block on the back of the quilt.
Then I folded the other edge and sew it carefully tightly along the edge.
and I quilted the sashing to fix the batting in between the 2 layers of fabric:
And then I continued that way until I had my rows finished.
The finished row front:
It still looks a bit messy and now needs tidying up. (With a machine this would probably look a lot neater.)
Hope this is useful.