Rambling Ways Quilt Update - Sharon Keightley Quilts

Rambling Ways Quilt Update

March 11, 2016 8 Comments

Rambling Ways Quilt Update

Rambling Ways Quilt

The blocks are all done ! The sashings are stitched and the quilt center is finished. Please excuse the photo as the quilt is on my design wall. My sewing space is small and I could not stand back far enough to get a good photo lol.

Rambling Ways Quilt Center/Pine Valley Quilts I am currently working on the applique borders, I have the side border stitched, in the photo below I have them pinned on my design wall against the quilt centre. There is excess binding at the top and bottom so when I add the top and bottom borders I can finish the applique for the corners. Bare with me on that one, all will be revealed when I get to that stage. Rambling Ways Quilt with side applique borders/Pine Valley Quilts There will be a final border of the flying geese repeated to finish the quilt.

The final measurement of the quilt is 72 inches x 72 inches.
As I have worked on this quilt I have played with different applique techniques, using the glue baste method for the blocks and then washing the blocks before squaring them up to remove all the glue. I am not a fan of using to much glue and struggle with the concept, but in saying that it is an easy method. However for the border I did not want to leave the glue in the applique, as washing the borders separately would not work in this situation. This would mean washing the finished quilt top after it was quilted, which is fine but I was worried about the effect the glue would have. The starch method was a possibility but then there would be starch left in the quilt top and where I live it might attract bugs, so...................... I went back to how I originally learnt to do applique, although I learnt this method as a hand applique method I found it adapted to machine applique easily, with great results. No products are in my applique, and I am a happy girl. I will share these techniques with you soon, I am currently writing a tutorial on how I make my flowers before they are basted onto the quilt top using the latest method. LOL this quilt has taken on a life of it's own. It has my full attention and I am enjoying every minute of it. Read more about the Rambling Ways Quilt Along Rambling Ways Blocks available here Happy Stitching Sharon



8 Responses

Julee Prose
Julee Prose

August 03, 2016

love everything thing about it….would like to do it someday

Carin
Carin

August 03, 2016

This is such a beautiful quilt. i love those applique borders with all the flowers.
This one I’m going to make, I just have to finish two quilts I’m working on right now.
Can’t wait to see you applique methods. I never do something with glue or starch, but just the simple needleturn method.

Nancy
Nancy

August 03, 2016

Rambling Ways is such a beautiful quilt. Is it possible to purchase the complete pattern?

Susan
Susan

August 03, 2016

So, so gorgeous! I just love this, and hope the patterns are available long enough for me to save up for them. =)

Raewyn
Raewyn

August 03, 2016

Wow, what a beauty Sharon! It will be stunning with those borders added! Interesting how they take on minds of their own isn’t it?!

Sue H
Sue H

August 03, 2016

Your blocks are gorgeous! One of the reasons I love applique is that there ARE so many different methods. Some ways work better in some instances while other ways work better in other instances. Have you ever tried back-basting? It’s another good “tool in your toolbelt!”

Lynne
Lynne

August 03, 2016

Hi, I just found you yesterday thanks to the lovely ladies on the UK quilters Facebook page. I bought all the up to date patterns for this quilt And have made a start this morning :). I don’t have loads of time (or rather I do but have so many projects on the go!!), and I need to buy some background fabrics, but I’m really looking forward to working on this. Thanks for the lovely designs x

Sharon Keightley
Sharon Keightley

August 03, 2016

Hello Nancy

Thank you for your query. The complete pattern for the Rambling Ways Quilt will be available as a downloadable pattern when the BOM has finished in August 2016.

I am currently working on the downloadable pattern for the complete quilt.

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