Monday, 9 May 2011

QAL assembling the quilt top

Join this QAL at any time.  The starter post is here and the Flickr group to share your progress shots is here.  I have now sewn the six sections together. Each one is quilted with just the wadding on the back. I used 1/2" seams to sew the blocks together and then top stitched over each seam to hold the seam allowance bits flat as pressing alone did not do a very good job of this. Next step is to attach a backing and I first need to decide whether to use the IKEA sheet I already have or to buy a warm, soft fleece to go on the back.

My QAL quilt is now a quilted quilt top

15 comments:

  1. That looks great...does this mean I am not as far behind as I thought...LOL No probably not since yours is quilted and mine is NOT!!

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  2. Stunning Lynne this looks brilliant - do you know Jeanette is planning 9 blocks, she wants a big quilt for when she gets her own home

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  3. It looks great so far and I'm excited to see the next step.

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  4. It's looking great! I am so glad you have imposed no difficult deadlines for this quilt along, I am enjoying the quilting and it is not fast. I love how all 6 blocks look together.

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  6. This is just lovely!
    (sorry for typo in previous post!)

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  7. I have my single block up on the wall in my bedroom where it looks just peachy!

    Thx for this lovely QAL. I would not have tried a number of things without your push-along. *S*

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  8. This is the second post I have read about using IKEA sheets for backing. Boy, I am so out of the loop when it comes to these things. But, IKEA is only a few miles away for I guess I will be making a stop there in the next few weeks.
    Your quilt looks great, by the way!

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  9. Cool pic!! The wheels look amazing sewn together with the skinny borders around each one. What a great feeling to have them already quilted. You're almost done!

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  10. Oh Lynne, they look great! So fresh and sparky!

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  11. Looks fantastic, I love the colours. It is bright yet coherent within. I guess it really depends on what you want to use it for. The fleece is obviously a lot warmer and more cosy but as we are entering summer (however feeble the British one may be) the IKEA sheet might be the better option.

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  12. I really like how this came together. I still need to give QAYG a try one of these days.

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  13. ok I have a question....since I have never done a QAYG quilt.....now that it is quilted without the back on; how do you do the back??

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