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Happy Ten Year Anniversary Gudrun Erla!

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Today is my special day to help Gudrun Erla celebrate 10 years in the United States, the 10th anniversary of her quilt design company, GE Designs and the release of her newest book, Fast & Furious Home. Don’t miss the great give-aways below too.


I’ve been trying to remember when I first came across Gudrun’s work, and I can’t remember if I met her at Quilt Market one year or if it was this adorable Sweet Trimmings wall hanging tutorial.


Being last on this blog hop tour, meant I got to read all of the posts from the other bloggers and came across this great interview that our friends at the Fat Quarter Shop did with Gudrun at Spring Quilt Market:

Then I discovered that Gudrun used to be a physical education teacher, but what caught my attention and made me laugh was the Quiltmaker Shuffle that she organized:

Gudrun is famous for her quilt-as-you-go patterns. Let’s take a closer look at some of the projects in her new Fast & Furious Home book:








The first on my list to make once my book arrives will be the Diamond Charmer Table Topper. I love the unique shape and the design.

Quick links to Gudrun’s homes on the Web:

Web site: gequiltdesigns.com
Blog: gudrun.typepad.com
FB: facebook.com/gequiltdesigns
Instragram and Twitter: @gedesignsgudrun


I will be giving away a copy of Gudrun’s new book as well as these four patterns:


I’ll select two winners randomly next Tuesday morning, August 20. To enter, leave a comment below answering, Have you made any quilts using the quilt-as-you-go method?

Also, be sure to leave a comment on any of the Gudrun’s party blog posts for a chance to win the cover quilt:


Be sure to visit all of the sites on the blog tour for more fun, inspiration and give-aways!


The two winners have been selected and their email addresses forwarded to Gudrun who will contact the winners directly. Thanks to everyone that entered.





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This post was published on August 14th, 2013. Post topics: Free Projects, Product Reviews, Quilting Events, Videos. Post tags: .

250 Responses to “Happy Ten Year Anniversary Gudrun Erla!”

  1. apple blossom says:

    I haven’t used quilt as you go method but seen it on videos another project to put on my list

  2. Mary says:

    Yes i made a Sundrop Designs quilt with a western theme that had Applique i did the Quilt as you go even for the borders.

  3. Shirley Swenson says:

    Yes, I’ve made many quilt-as-you-go projects, including a great placemat pattern.

  4. I used quilt as you go when I have made Christmas tree skirts, table runners, placemats and baby quilts.
    Thanks for the drawings!

  5. Jessica says:

    I haven’t yet but I’ve been reading about it. So many pretty things to make. Saw some neat bags online and love the patterns in this book. Guess it’s time to make one.

  6. Lois Jones says:

    No I haven’t made any quilts using the quilt-as-you-go method. I have wanted to and just have not gotten around to it. I’m gonna have to start soon!!

  7. Sharon Sehorn says:

    I have not made any quilts using that method. I have seen them and it looks easy. Maybe I should consider it for my next one.

  8. Kim says:

    No I have never tried this method but I’d like to.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win, I especially love ” Abundance” how divine.

    Happy Sewing

  9. Sallie says:

    No, I haven’t.

  10. Trudy says:

    I love quilts as you go!

  11. Terry says:

    I’ve only used this method for a few small projects but want to make a quilt with it as well. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  12. I have never done quilt as you go but a guild member showed me a quilt they were making that way and wow was it fantastic. I do want to give it a try.

  13. Brenda Martin says:

    Our Quilt Guild has been making the quilt as you go lap quilts for about 3 years now that we give to the children in our county who are in CPS custody. We have their names put on the quilt and make them a matching pillowcase. We have made over a 100 quilts like this.

  14. leanne says:

    what a fabulous giveaway – thanks – I haven’t made any quilt as you go but I do have a kit for one that my mum gave me but I can’t seem to get my head around how it works – maybe Gudrun’s book will help me !

  15. Margaret says:

    I’m very new to quilting so have not tried quilt as you go as yet but what a great start this would be for me if I won this book. x

  16. sandy says:

    I have never done a quilt as you go project but I think I may have to try one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Susan says:

    I have not done any quilt as you go projects. I have watched videos and looked at a few tutorials, but they all seem to leave something out which I can’t figure out on my own.

  18. Nesta says:

    I haven’t tried this method yet but have just read about it on a friend’s blog and am very tempted to try. Would love some detailed instructions on how it works exactly.

  19. I haven’t made any quilt as you go but would love to try. The patterns look awesome and I would love to win the book or a pattern to have a go. Thanks for the chance. Helen Marasco

  20. Dian says:

    Quilt as you go worked great on my first attempt on a baby quilt. Would love to learn more about doing larger quilts but I’m new to quilting and have so many things to learn. Congrats on 10 years!

  21. Lia says:

    Have not used the Quilt as you go technique yet, but there’s a swap coming up soon where it’ll probably be used and I really wanna be part of that to try it out.

    Thanks for this giveaway! :)

  22. Jaime says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve always wanted to try QAYG. It looks so neat and I love the idea of assembling the quilt and then just being done (or pretty close!). Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. Stephanie says:

    I’ve only done a few small quilt as you go projects. I’d like to tackle a bigger one this year!

  24. Judi says:

    Would love to win a pattern I’m always looking for new ideas and patterns

  25. sue kershaw says:

    Yes look hard to find good instruction for a quilt as you go quilt. Made a quilt for my grand daughter, Got quite good at the end.
    Gudruns book looks very inviting.

  26. Judy Cooper says:

    No, I have not used this method of quilt as you go but sounds good!

  27. Frances says:

    Would love to win her book. A long tome ago I did a quilt as you go. Might be time to try again. Thank you for the chance.

  28. Vivien Tan says:

    I’ve not tried Quilt As You Go pattern but its on my wish list for my next quilting project.

  29. kathy h says:

    Happy Anniversary to Gudrun. I have made one table runner with the quilt as you go method and want to make more. Her patterns are very pretty and finishing up faster is always a plus.

  30. Laurie B says:

    I’ve never used the Quilt as You Go Method – but would love to learn!!

  31. Colleen says:

    I have made a very simple QAYG quilt, just using strips. It was much easier than trying to shove the whole thing in my machine!

  32. melissah says:

    I have made some of Gudrun’s quilt as you go….shortly after I met that sweet girl when she came to Thief River Falls Minnesota for a quilt college that was put on….she is definitely a favorite of mine.

    Happy anniversary.

  33. Becca says:

    Have you made any quilts using the quilt-as-you-go method? Yes! Some of my very first quilts were made with this method. I only have a couple of the quilts left but they are well-loved. They will likely stick around until there is a grandchild to give them to since they did belong to my son and he didn’t wear out the love, yet.

  34. Sandra says:

    Yes, several years ago, I discovered the quilt as you go method and had the idea to make a log cabin baby quilt of pinks and beiges. I had a new sewing machine that would do little embroidery pictures, so i put little bears in the center blocks. Squares are 18 ” , but being a fairly new quilter, i didn’t know how to join them correctly, so they are my first UFO, still in my sewing room. Maybe Gudrun’s book would help me finally finish it. Thank you for the chance to win. Her work is amazing.

  35. Jeanette says:

    I have not done any quilting as you go but have wanted to! I just bought the Slivers pattern and I LOVE the book – would love to win that. WOW!

  36. Jennifer in Indy says:

    Love the book and new patterns. I have done one table runner with the quilt as you go method – it was a great way to finish up a project quickly!

  37. Mary says:

    I’ve made mug rugs using the QAYG method,,,and am making a QAYG bag right now,,,but haven’t tried a full quilt yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. Lee Ann L. says:

    I have never made a quilt-as-you-go quilt due to the fact that I don’t quite understand it (the method). Thank you for a chance to win.

  39. Sheri G says:

    I did a quilt as you go technique on a table topper, I thought it would be easier & it was not. I need to try one of Gudrens patterns for sure!

  40. Trinity Huffman says:

    I have not tried it, but I’ve always wanted to! Thanks!

  41. Janet Best says:

    I have not tried the quilt as you go method, but I really do want to. It just kind of makes sense to me. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  42. Lyn from NZ says:

    I haven’t made anything yet..I have only seen string pieced blocks and they don’t compare to the ones you have highlighted in this post..just lovely

  43. Chris says:

    I’ve only made one quilt with the Quilt as you go method. I can’t wait to see the book, looks like some good patterns in there.

  44. Jo says:

    No quilts but I have made a bag.

  45. Rosemary Miller says:

    I haven’t used the quilt as you go before. I have made quite a few quilts for my nieces and nephews making up my own patterns, and have made bags also using my own designs and patterns. Love quilt books and magazines.

  46. Nickels says:

    I love the book and the new patterns. I make my DJ quilt with a quilt as you go method – but it was not very quick (but this is up to me, not to the technic ;))))

  47. Carolyn says:

    I have not as yet done a quilt as you go yet, but would love to try. Thanks for a chance to win you lovely give-away!

  48. Tammy Hempel says:

    I have not made any quilt as you go yet. This is something that is on my to do list.

  49. quilary says:

    The first quilt I finished was a techniques Block of the Month quilt as you go… so I learnt lots of different block the bonus of the QAYG method.

  50. Hedy says:

    Yes, I have made several table runners and I love doing it the quilt-as-you-go way. I have in mind to make a Christmas lap quilt just to see if I could do it and then go on to full size quilts. I have been assured that it’s not too hard at all.

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