Thank you to everyone who gave me advice and ideas on irons, ruler sticky aids and towels and kitchen tools. As it happened my "sweetie" was off work yesterday so we took advantage of the time and shopped. I just couldn't bring myself to spend huge $$ on an iron which could have been put to fabric shopping. So I purchased a lovely Sunbeam iron at a fraction of the price of a Rowenta and hubby is picking up the nonslip thingy for my ruler on his way home from work today.
I was inspired by this quilt when I first saw it last year. AmandaJean has the ability to make a design that is simple in construction, to look elegant and sophisticated. Every time I looked at it I wondered who I could make a similar quilt for. They say that duplicating someone else's work is the highest form of flattery. Then it struck me, Luke, my son, will be celebrating his 30th birthday next Valentine's day, and as he doesn't own a quilt, what better gift than this design done in blacks and whites. So the process has been started, the blocks are being made, and then my mind went to the quilting of it. My gosh it's going to be huge, too big for my poor little Janome Gem to cope with. I don't particularly want to send it out to be quilted. Then I wondered about quilt as you go. I've never used this process for quilting, opting for the more traditional quilting method of sandwiching, basting and quilting.
So before I leap in head first I'd like to ask your advice on this process.
Have any of you used this method?
If so, did you find it a successful way of coping with a huge quilt?
Did it all piece together accurately?
Would you recommend this type of quilting for a large quilt?
Any and all suggestions will be extremely appreciated.
Happy Stitching, and once again thank you for taking the time to answer my never ceasing questions.