Hello, we've been a little quiet on the Sew-Along front after posting the final set of instructions, probably because we were all a bit knackered from keeping up with our posting schedule! If you haven't yet finished your quilt, or indeed would like to start, all the relevant posts are tagged as BOW Sew-Along 2020. … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along: How is it going?
We cannot go to The Festival of Quilts in person, but we can celebrate quilting online instead! This year Beyond The Festival of Quilts brings you virtual galleries to view, online tutorials to try at home as well as an live awards ceremony where competition winners will be announced. Beyond FoQ will be launched on … Continue reading Beyond The Festival of Quilts
Have you been keeping up with our sew-along? If so, your quilt is now all but finished, and just needs a lovely binding to tuck in the edges and frame all your hard work nicely. Before you can bind your quilt, you need to trim it and square it up. This needs to be done … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-along: Binding the quilt
Hi everyone! Are we seriously at the quilting stage already? Time has flown by since we started this BOW back in April. It’s been so lovely seeing everyone’s blocks coming together to form the sampler quilt. They all look so different and I can’t wait to see the finished quilts over the next few weeks. … Continue reading Youngish Quilters Sewalong 2020 – Quilting
Wow! Here we are ready to quilt the quilt. What is quilting? Well it is stitching through all the layers of your quilt to hold the layers together. It adds texture to your quilt and even makes it warmer as the little pockets it forms trap heat, though this part of quilting isn't so important … Continue reading Block of the Week – Quilting your Quilt!
If you have stitched all your blocks together with the sashing, you are ready to put your quilt together and quilt it. Layering means putting the backing fabric, the wadding (batting) and top (quilt squares) together ready to quilt (stitching through all the layers to hold it together). We are using a method with 505 … Continue reading Block of the Week. Layering
We’re nearly there, can you believe it!? It has been wonderful to see your quilt tops coming together this week. What an achievement to make this during lock down. Let’s have a look at some of your creations... Here’s Heather's quilt top, what a beaut! I love all the repeating fabrics and the sashing Heather … Continue reading Block of the Week – Completing the Quilt Top
Our blocks are made and it’s time to put them together – so exciting!! In this quilt we are using sashing which is quite a traditional way of finishing a sampler quilt. Sashing refers to the strips in between the blocks. We are also using cornerstones – these are the small coloured squares in between … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-along – Completing the Quilt Top
I can't believe we've reached our last blocks! This project seemed like an ambitious undertaking when we started, and look at us now! Hopefully, you now have a delicious stash of blocks and a wonderful set of new skills under your belt. Let's take a look at this week's blocks, a 'doughnut' and a star … Continue reading Block of the week – Making the appliqué blocks
Can you believe that we have made it to the final blocks of this sew-along? Where has the time gone? Today we’re going to build off the techniques used last week in the Orange Peel, and learn some more appliqué. For this technique you will need to use a material called Bondaweb. This is essentially … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 sew-along – Blocks 11 & 12- Appliqué