Quilt as You Go #2

Wonky Block QuiltThis quilt was created by making nine pre-quilted blocks and then combining them together with the “quilt as you go method”. When I teach free motion quilting using a domestic machine, the students practice by making small quilt blocks and then the blocks are put together using this method. The handout is not meant to be a pattern but is used in the class as an aid. Hopefully, it is easy enough to understand without additional classroom instructions. You can download the instructions with this link. The fabric requirements are for a 45″x45″ quilt using nine, 11.5″ square quilted blocks. In the class we use a tone on tone fabric for the front and back.  Your fabric requirements will vary for the block construction if you use scraps. In the quilt pictured above, I used scraps to create my blocks.

Wonky Block #2This is the back view of my quilt.

This is a close up view of a wonky block.

Wonky Block #1Here is the sample quilt we make in the free motion quilting class using a tone on tone fabric for the blocks. The back and front are identical.

6a00e54fba3dd88834017d4246f981970cAnother, “quilt as you go”, tutorial that uses a very narrow sashing and no additional batting for the sashing is available on this website. Go to the teaching button and click on tutorials. You will find it under the title, “Quilt as You Go #1”. You could also combine elements of each tutorial such as using the border technique from the #2 tutorial with the #1 tutorial. Have fun.