Norma’s Quilt, status update . . .

Quilting schematic
Quilting schematic

Well, as of this post, this is as far as I’ve got with quilting the satin Log Cabin quilt.

I’ve quilted the horizontal and vertical sashing (and the sections thereof).

I’ve quilted two of the Log Cabin blocks. I’m quilting them from the outside in to minimize distortions because not all the quilt blocks are consistent in size. I figure any and all inconsistencies can fall to the center of the block.

Here’s the first block I quilted:

First Satin Log Cabin Block
First Satin Log Cabin Block

Here are the steps I took to quilt the second block.  First, I pinned then stitched the two longest vertical “logs.”

First-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
First-round Satin Log Cabin stitching

Next, I pinned and stitched the longest horizontal “logs.”

Second-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Second-round Satin Log Cabin stitching

And so on . . .

Third-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Third-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Fourth- and Fifth-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Fourth- and Fifth-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Sixth-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Sixth-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Seventh-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Seventh-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Eighth-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Eighth-round Satin Log Cabin stitching
Final Satin Log Cabin block
Final Satin Log Cabin block

Yes, it’s a lot of work, but well worth it!!  Since I’m stitching in the ditch, very little of my sewing will show on the quilt, and the machine-stitching anchors the hand-embroidery.

Please tell me what you think of this in the comment section below.

8 thoughts on “Norma’s Quilt, status update . . .

    1. Thank you, Rhonda!! It’s slow-going, but I’m enjoying it!! I probably won’t post again until I get to the halfway point!!

      1. I just thought it might’ve been easier to tie than quilt, but if quilting is what the customer wants … besides, I don’t like tied quilts AND they might interfere with the embroidery. It might’ve been too much. You’re doing the right thing. 🙂

        1. Thanks, Ivy . . .

          I’m not fond of tied quilts, myself. I think tying a quilt would be more appropriate when the batting is more stable, like a woven wool blanket. I’m using a polyester batt, so the quilting is a “necessary evil.”

  1. Se ve muy interesante y laborioso, es un crazy quilt pregunto, pienso que trabajar en raso es muy laborioso, felicitaciones, veo que queda muy bonito.

    “It looks very interesting and laborious, is a crazy quilt wonder, I think working in space is very laborious, congratulations, I see that looks nice.” (via Google Translate.)

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