Hello! I’m so sorry I’m a day late in posting this – it’s been a crazy, busy week! To recap, Sunday marked the end of Week 4 for my Quilt As-You-Go Quilt Along! If you’re on track, then you should have all 20 of your blocks quilted! And you know what that means??? It’s time to FINISH your quilt!!! Just like that, your quilt is 80% complete. All you need to do is assemble the blocks, add backing and bind! That is what we will be doing for week 5, which technically started yesterday. 😉
If you’re not at 20 blocks yet, do not fret! I’m so happy to have you quilting along and/or following everyone’s progress. Please do share your progress with me on Facebook and/or Instagram, and be sure to hashtag #QuiltAsYouGoMadeModern – thank you!!
Goal: Yesterday (Monday, November 10th) marked the start of Week 5 for my
QAYG Quilt Along. The goal is to finish your quilt within
the next 7 days (by Sunday, November 16). I will be checking in on social media to see people’s progress, and will do a follow up blog post this weekend.
To finish your quilt, be sure to read “Assembling Quilt As-You-Go Blocks” in the techniques chapter of my book. There you will find two different joining methods: block-to-block or joining strips. I will most likely assemble mine via block-to-block method.
Also read the “Finish It!” chapter, along with all my little helpful tid-bits and tips. For example, you can try using quilting flannel for a super soft and cuddly backing that naturally adheres to the batting making it easy to baste. And remember, minimal basting required! (yay!). Using regular quilting cotton for the backing is fine too.
With the above being said, I will let you get to work! You will find that assembling the blocks comes together super quick.
Once again I wanted to share more awesome people’s progress from Instagram, below. Thank you ladies for letting me share your beautiful work! (If
I’ve forgotten to ask your permission to display your photo and you’d
like it taken down, just send me a message and let me know).
As we finish our quilts, please be sure to share your finished quilt with me on Facebook or Instagram (hashtag #QuiltAsYouGoMadeModern). For mylast wrap-up post, i’d love to share your quilt!
One last thing! I am finally selling copies of my book at www.QuiltingintheRain.Etsy.com. Amazon is still temporarily sold out, so if you’d like a copy that’s SIGNED by me 😉 check out my little shop. And as always, thanks for your support!
Happy Quilting-as-you-Go and good luck on Week 5!