Yesterday I received this great email from Dahn of the Yukon. She is a reader of this blog and for whom I once knit socks. I love what she made and how she described it, and wanted to share this with you. I got her permission.
Hello Melody—I decided to email you and give praise where praise is due. I have loved reading and learning your technique for QAYG, so I gave it a “go” when I made a recent wedding quilt. I had dreaded finishing the quilt because I quilt in 2 sizes—baby quilt and monster quilt. The big quilts HAVE to be big enough to fit on a king bed AND hang over the sides, so they are usually 100” x 120”. After I finished the last one, I won the local alligator wrangling contest due mostly to my enormous humerus and biceps muscles. So angels sang, unicorns danced and rainbows glistened when I realized your technique of QAYG would be perfect for my quilt.
Here is the finished quilt. I was really pleased that I didn’t add a garden this year, because look at how well the weeds greens looked as a backdrop to the quilt!
As an aside, in my QAYG version, I did each block individually. What a laugh riot that was. For this one, the sashing became the attachment piece, and I cut 4.25” pieces, folded that in half for a finished 2” sashing. It was only when I added the very last end block did I realize that I could have attached each row as QAYG instead of each individual block, and would have saved about 3 months of sewing time (well a few hours anyway). Lesson learned. And next time I will do the reverse attachment so the backside has the ‘bumps’. You know what I mean…
What a long and probably rambling email. I just wanted to show you how I did QAYG based solely on your directions. Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you!!
If this is worthy of comment on your blog, I have no problems with you adding anything from this email. Please do!
Isn't that amazing? Do you have a QAYG story to send me? Please do. Email Me.