Scrap busting and Quilt As You Go

I imagine the quilters reading will appreciate what I mean when I say sometimes I like to start and finish a sewing project in one day. My habit is to pin blocks I like and tutorials I find interesting to my Pinterest account to refer back to when I need inspiration or a quick make. So once I decided I needed a quick break from King sized quilt making I headed over to Pinterest and had a look for a fun project to make. I found this one from the lovely ladies at Plush Addict and knew I’d found my afternoons sewing!

Patchwork Hot Water Bottle Cover

It’s a bit crumpled as it had already been used before I snapped the photos!

My first try was quickly snapped up by Him in doors, I chose to use french seams for a clean look inside but quickly realised it added too much bulk on the concave seams-never mind lesson learned!

This was great for using up odds and ends of bindings strips and odd shaped bits of wadding too. So as I mentioned that one was snaffled off, so I had to make another or risk having cold feet!

 

Quilt as You Go Made Modern

Quilt as You Go Made Modern by Jera Brandvig

 

 

This time I decided to go to town on the quilt as you go front and dug out my book Quilt as you go made modern to brush up on the technique for smaller projects. It’s a brilliant book that I really recommend if you’re looking to try QAYG.

 

 

 

Quilt as You Go ProgressAfter emptying out my scrap bin I had plenty of choice cuts to work with!

I had made panels and then cut the pattern out rather than trying not to stretch the wadding with all of the heavy quilting.

 

 

Patchwork Hot Water Bottle Cover 2 Patchwork Hot Water Bottle Cover 4

I love how colourful this has finished up being! It works really well with my bed quilt at the moment too, which can only be a good thing given the rainy April weather we have had the last few days!

Crumpled quilts mean a comfy nights sleep!

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