…and we will have a little picnic.
I used a quilt as go technique to make it. I hadn’t heard of quilt as you go until a couple of months ago, when I stumbled upon Penny’s blog Sewtakeahike, (Although I think I found a link to her on tumblr, so technically I tumbled upon her site.) She was hosting a quilt as you go quilt along where she made the coolest quilt. A couple of weeks after that, I caught and episode of Fons & Porter where they doing a slightly different quilt as you go method. I cheated and mish mashed all the information together to make my verison.
First I pieced the blocks and then sandwiched each block with batting and a slightly larger square of backing fabric.
Then I stitched the blocks into rows and the rows into a quilt, stitching the wrong sides together so the exposed seams are on the front. This way you can cover them and all the extra stitching to attach them will be on the back.
This is only my second quilt, but I have to say, I’m really liking this quilting thing. I can also already see the downside. So many amazing fabrics, so many cool ways to make quilts – if you aren’t paying attention, you could turn around one day and buried under a tower of quilts. For that reason, I’m thinking about putting this one up for sale in my etsy shop. As of now, I’m undecided.
ps. I know the quilt is covered in strings, but I’m desperate to make several deadlines today so strings happened.
A gratuitous peony shot just because they are so lovely-