Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 25 of 25

Thread: Another reversible QAYG - nature/floral

  1. #1
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,501

    Another reversible QAYG - nature/floral

    Inspired by a completely reversible scrappy quilt shown here a while ago by postal packin' mam http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t192134.html
    (and it was gorgeous), and new to QAYG, I decided I really liked it. Looking around my sewing room, I came across some nature squares already cut out with a note in the ziploc bag to make them up and add a few more, etc. I decided to try to make a completely reversible quilt.

    While mine is nowhere the actual work of art that hers was, I am very pleased with the end result.

    A couple of things I did differently...I made the strips inbetween the blocks wider--as I like a bit wider sashing--so mine are 1" wide finished and not 1/2". In order to make the big border, I just quilted a 11" wide piece of fabric and applied it, then put the next one, and then I bound it.

    The front side is completely "nature", or appropriate for a man--not one flower to be seen anywhere--any little prints are leaves or just random swirls or texture, while the second side is decidedly more feminine. I used what I had in the sewing room for the back side, but am pleased with the effect.

    I'm posting a closeup for those of you who think that only those who do perfect work will show it. Mine isn't perfect, but I'm okay with it. The overall effect, to me, is very pleasing. My husband commented on it while I was working on it--that he liked it.
    Attached Images Attached Images




  2. #2
    Super Member nannyrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    5,832
    Great job!!! I love it. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    6,002
    Looks awesome to me! I love it! I need to get brave enough to try QAYG.

  4. #4
    Super Member northern lass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    3,310
    You made a really nice job of your quilt.

  5. #5
    Power Poster Diane007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    12,424
    Blog Entries
    1
    soft colours...

  6. #6
    Senior Member barbsmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    363
    Blog Entries
    1
    Very pretty!

  7. #7
    Senior Member zzmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    848
    Blog Entries
    1
    It turned out really nice. Clever idea to do one side feminine and the other masculine. I have wanted to try making one of these QAYG quilts but just need to get my nerve up and do it or finish a few other projects and do it! You did a great job . Thanks for sharing it with us.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    dallas tx.
    Posts
    4,692
    Blog Entries
    3
    That would scare me to pieces. I'd never get the front to match the back.

  9. #9
    Super Member oksewglad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Between the dashes of a tombstone
    Posts
    9,701
    Blog Entries
    1
    Love the st stitch quilting on the simple block--it takes the whole quilt up a big notch from beinig everyday.
    Don't worry spider.
    I keep house
    casually.
    ---Basho
    I donate quilts to the AAQI.

  10. #10
    Super Member Helen S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington State
    Posts
    2,110
    I like it too! Great job
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    kannapolis, nc
    Posts
    391
    I really like your quilt. I have been wanting to try a QAYG but haven't gotten up the nerve to try yet. I like how simple the blocks are and yet so pretty. Maybe I will look at trying a QAYG with yours as an inspiration. Thanks for showing your work.

  12. #12
    Super Member fxsts93kf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Xenia, OH
    Posts
    1,418
    Beautiful! Very inspiring! I also want to do a QAYG and I'm book marking yours because I love your layout! Thanks for sharing!
    Kelly

  13. #13
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    11,960
    Blog Entries
    2
    AWESOME. BrendaK
    Be kind to yourself, by being kind to others. When you help others you help yourself.

  14. #14
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,501
    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Love the st stitch quilting on the simple block--it takes the whole quilt up a big notch from beinig everyday.
    Thanks. I saw the idea somewhere by someone famous (can't remember where--but I think it was a male quilter/designer--he's not THAT famous to me since I'm really out of the loop of famous quilters--my "famous" include Bonnie Hunter and Leah Day and that's about it...and oh yes, Marcia who runs Quilter's Cache) ...and thought..."How simple, but it looks neat", so I tried it.

    How's that for a run on sentence?
    Last edited by justflyingin; 08-02-2012 at 09:18 PM.

  15. #15
    Super Member cathylynn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,108
    Blog Entries
    1
    love the way you quilted it! looks good.

  16. #16
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,501
    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    That would scare me to pieces. I'd never get the front to match the back.
    Well, that is why THIS one is not the masterpiece that the one that inspired me was. On mine, the back was just a solid piece of fabric, so there was no "matching" necessary. You actually do one block at a time--so you are only quilting little squares. Then, the tedious part is doing the sashing, but it is really fun because it comes together and looks nice and the quilting is done when you are finished.

  17. #17
    Super Member burchquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Holmen, WI
    Posts
    6,447
    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Love the st stitch quilting on the simple block--it takes the whole quilt up a big notch from beinig everyday.
    I, too, love the quilting you did on this fabulous quilt! I'm with your husband... it's beautiful! Kudos!
    (`v)
    `*..*
    .
    .*).*)
    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

  18. #18
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tn
    Posts
    274
    It's beautiful. I'm always delighted to see qayg. That's the only way I can quilt now. Did you put batting in the sashing? Or just use the seam allowances?
    Molly O

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    ILLINOIS
    Posts
    1,951
    I love your qayg The simple lines of quilting are wonderful. I need to get busy and put my blocks together that I have made. Inspiration Inspiration, Thanks for sharing your work.

    Pat
    Patsy

  20. #20
    Super Member nunnyJo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Fl./ WV
    Posts
    4,542
    Blog Entries
    1
    awesome, nice colors

  21. #21
    Swap Hosts Krystyna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    8,839
    Blog Entries
    23
    Very nice! I love the idea of a reversible QAYG.
    Krystyna
    Feel the fear and do it anyway!

  22. #22
    Super Member raedar63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,045
    I absolutly love your quilt ! Terrific job you did !

  23. #23
    Power Poster debcavan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Spring Green,WI
    Posts
    14,630
    I love the way you quilted it. It makes such a great frame.
    DEB CAVAN

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    431
    Great quilt. Beautiful colors.

  25. #25
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    13,130
    What an awesome quilt! I love how you quilted it!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.