Today I’m pulling a quilt-as-you-go applique project from the quilt top cupboard.
I got this quilt project several years ago in Dundee Michigan. They were having town-wide yard sales as they do every Summer.
At one sale there was a large bag stuffed full with this project. I didn’t take everything out of the bag when I found it because with just a quick glance I could see the lot was worth the $2 asking price.
When I got home I emptied out the bag and found 18 machine appliqued blocks, along with sashing, corner stones, yardage for borders and additional blocks, and batting.
The blocks were appliqued using a tight zig-zag stitch. The threads hadn’t been clipped from the last two blocks, as if they were fresh from the sewing machine.
The cotton batting had been cut about the same size as the blocks and sashing. One block had machine quilting around the outside edge of the applique, which I wish I would have left as- is now that I’m posting it, but when I took it apart I didn’t know that one day I’d have a blog.
This project was a quilt-as-you- go quilt. It was meant to have each block quilted, then it would be joined with the sashing and assembled into rows. The rows would be sewn together to create a full sized quilt.
Judging by the colors of the quilt I’d say this dates to the early 1980′s? The rusty red was very popular then.
Maybe some day I’ll use the fabrics that came with the blocks in a different project?
It was fun looking through what I had gotten on that hot Summer day!
Have you ever tried a quilt as you go project?