Like so many of you, quilting is a stress reliever for me. Usually my current quilt project will do the trick, but Monday night I received "too many" phone calls from work and NEEDED some mindless sewing.
I had been wanting to try some improv sewing and the quilt as you go (QAYG) method seemed enticing and simple enough. I did some research (scanned through Pinterest) and found some great tutorials that I had forgotten about. Too many pins, so little time, right?
Stitched in Color offers a great look at doing a Log Cabin QAYG. With a little more freedom, I attempted a "wonky" Log Cabin.
Here are my results:
(sorry - low light iPad picture)
Overall, not too bad for my first time. I was feeling extra adventurous and choose a light gray thread for the top stitching. I'm not happy with that I ended up a with more darks at the top than the bottom. However, I was "improv-ing" and was trying not to pay attention to how things were looking. The other problem was using fusible fleece. Can you say "OOOPS" and face-palm? Small pieces + glue on fusible fleece = gunk on the iron. The iron did not like that at all and I'm having to take a magic eraser to it tomorrow. Next time, just use cotton batting ok?
So now, what do I do with it? Make more in different color schemes? Turn it into a bag? Or leave it with the other WIPs until inspiration comes?
What do you do with your QAYG blocks?
Also, side note, recently reached 10,000 page views on the blog (yes, I realize that some of that was spam). So a celebration is in order. More details to come!
Linking up to Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday!