So I have been struggling to finding time to learn new techniques on Baz, my long arm quilter. Then I received my monthly newsletter from Gammill and there was a video on how to do ‘quilt as you go’ using the long arm and I thought what a great idea I must try that sometime.
So the following day I found myself in the shed and thought I would try making a cot quilt using the quilt as you go technique. I had some pretty pink fabric I had been saving for a rainy day and that day had come.
So it was pretty straight forward, I placed one piece of fabric right side up, placed another piece on top right side down and sewed a 1/4″ along the seam. Then flipped the top piece over. I repeated that four times and then quilted that section of quilt.
Once quilted I rolled the quilt as usual and added another four strips of fabric and quilted that section again. I used used a basic circle pattern to quilt it.
To give the quilt some definition I didn’t place the fabric nice and evenly, I placed the top fabric on an angle to add an extra dimension to the quilt.
I was pretty happy with the outcome and very glad I had learnt a new technique using Baz. I cheated with the binding and sewed it on instead of my hand. But by doing that I had a finished quilt in under three hours.
I had left over fabric so made some bunting to go with it.
I have listed this quilt set in my Etsy shop for sale.