Posts Tagged ‘Quilt as You Go’

It’s not even Christmas yet, and I’m already thinking about Valentines!  😉

I made some Quilt As You Go blocks for a donation project a while back, and I’ve been eager to try this technique as a whole quilt from start to finish.

Here are some test blocks using red and white Love Heart prints.  I also made a few Log Cabin blocks, but I like the larger String blocks better.  The large squares at the bottom left of the picture are the backs of other String blocks.  The backs are all red and white prints, too.

Here’s a close-up view of the sweet little hearts:

Welsh Quilter blog has a nice method of joining QAYG blocks together after they are finished.

Jan McFadyen also has a two-part tutorial which shows construction of QAYG String blocks and another method of assembly into a quilt.



To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy Laquidara’s blog.

Happy Quilting!

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The HeartStrings Quilt Project group is making Quilt As You Go (QAYG) blocks for Jan MacFadyen of Victoria, Australia, during the months of March and April.

Jan is a member of HeartStrings, and she will be finishing these blocks into quilts for Victoria, Australia Bushfire survivors.   Volunteers estimate approximately 5000 quilts will be needed for this project.  Jan has two blogs with photos and complete details on her work, including her postal address if you can send her anything to help with this project:



She also has an excellent two-part Tutorial on the method used for constructing these blocks from strips of fabric (strings) and scrap pieces of batting.

Part 1:


Part 2:


Here are some of the QAYG blocks that I have made for Jan so far.  I’ve finished 23 blocks, and need to make 12 more to have enough for one entire quilt.  These blocks will be for men’s and teenage boys’ quilts.  My husband helped me choose the fabrics to make sure they are suitably “manly.”  😉


Here is my Stash Report for Week 12:

  • Bought          0
  • Used               5  yds (for QAYG blocks – fronts and backs)
  • YTD Bought    10.75 yds
  • YTD Used       72.5 yds

Happy Sewing!

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I have many irons in the fire this week.

Quilt as You Go blocks for Jan’s Australian Bush Fire quilt project:



Jan has a two-part tutorial on how to make these blocks with strings and scrap pieces of batting: (more…)

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