I'm trying desperately to get stuff finished at the minute. The poor sad quilt tops that are hanging up on my fabric closet door (and have been for ages) need quilting and binding and then they can go to new homes. Some of them have been sat around for at least a year. That's no good, is it? A poor baby has been without his or her quilt that I promised for that long. I'm a terrible friend/relative.
In the spirit of getting things finished (and fast) I'm using a fail-safe, cutting corners, easy peasy way of quilting that I like a lot but haven't used for ages. A couple of years, maybe.
I'll do a little tute when I write up the final quilt along post on the Fat Quarterly blog monday.
Speaking of which - that pic up there is my jelly roll quilt along quilt - all finished and washed. I'm so pleased with how it turned out, and how fast it was too (if a little tedious with all those repeated blocks). I've got a second one cut out and ready to go, but I have to finish quilting another quilt first. Time to get my priorities straight, I think!
If you need a quick and easy idea for a Christmas gift you could do far worse than give the quilt along quilt a try. It's beginner friendly, uses 1 jelly roll (for the top) and can be done in a weekend. Just go and check out some of the quilts in progress in the FQ flickr group. They're amazing.