Wednesday, 23 January 2013

WIP: Preparing for Class

As you know, on Saturday I have a patchwork class called Quilt in a Day. The aim is to make a smallish lap quilt in a day!

Not an easy task, but I had a plan!

The plan was making a simple quilt using a jelly roll. Already cut and easy to piece the strips together to give a fast quilt top!
Quilt in a day!
Excuse the ugly filing cabinet - it is the only free wall space in the studio!

Using a Mama Said Sew jelly roll it came together really quickly and I just quilted in the ditch:


The idea of the class is to get to the point where the binding is made and attached. But this kind of project will only really work in a day if everyone has a machine to use... 

The class has been so popular that I have more people than machines! 

So a second quilt design is being pulled together:


The semi circles are the same height as a jelly roll so learners who bring jelly rolls can decide which design they would like to try. It is a quicker quilt because it is quilt as you go, using a no pin, no bondaweb method of fixing the shapes in place!

Yesterday I started with an hour before school pick up and managed to get all of the shapes cut out, fixed in place and have quilted! So it is a winner!

Learners will get a choice on Saturday, but it is still going to be a squeeze to get everything done... I do love a challenge!

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10 comments:

  1. Great ideas Anna - I'm sure your students will love the class.

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    1. Thank you! Happy they are both finished apart from the binding!

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  2. I love quick jelly roll quilts. They are fast and easy and turn out cute. Win/win :)

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    1. Me too! They are so fast and lovely!

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  3. I love the semi-circle design!

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    1. Thank you! a quick way of using up some scraps!

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  4. I love your semi circles too...never heard of this method...sounds great though

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    1. It is super fast and easy! The tutorial is on the blog today! http://quiltingalongthegrain.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/applique-in-panic.html

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  5. looks good, I have been keeping my eye out for a jelly rolls with lots of alike colours to make one of these, thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Conni! I love it! Just want to use it, but best keep it pristine for demonstrating in classes!

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