Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Quilt as you go", My disaster!

In the early 70's, Georgia Bonesteel came to Miami to teach her new exciting method of "quilt as you go".  I took her class with great excitement. Up to that time, I had only made one block quilts.    She taught us to hand applique with a topstitch and a method of piecing the blocks together which I promptly forgot.  I thought she was a genius.  I took those blocks with me on airplanes and to visit friends and family.  Thirty five some years later, guess who still has this UFO with the old fashion batting sticking out everywhere and fabric that is not good quality????  You guessed!  It is an absolute disaster.  I thought of just chucking it, but then I have put in so much hand work.  Dear me..
Now I have seen wonderful new ways of doing "quilt as you go"...It probably is too late for me!  I am hoping my dear friends in my quilting group will help me with it when we go to our retreat in April...please???  Check out this great site for fabulous color and a good tutorial.

1 comment:

MariQuilts said...

Thanks for mention....I have one of those disasters from way back when, hidden away too. That old batting was the killer I think.