Apr 10, 2009

Quilt-as-you-go wonky log cabin

This is the first block in my wonky log cabin quilt. I'm using a quilt-as-you-go method. I learned that from now on, I should press the strips before I sew them on, as they look a bit wrinkly. I guess that I was just too eager to see what the block would look like. I'm cutting out the backing and batting in 10 inch squares. I have lots of dorky fabric that I'm using for the backs of the blocks. I certainly have bunches of scraps and strings for the fronts. And I have so much left-over batting. It's trying to take over the world--or at least my sewing room. Sometimes, I have to put my foot down, and move it to a plastic bin in the garage. The trick with sewing these blocks is to make an adjustment to the pressure of the sewing machine. If I had no such button on the machine, I would have to use a walking foot. In order to join blocks together I use the method in the book "Reversible Quilts" by Sharon Pederson. I've made two other quilts using her method. I think that I ought to post a photo of that. I'll have to get that quilt off of the shelf pretty soon. The other one that I made following her method was a baby quilt, and the baby has probably about used it up by now. I must have a photo of the baby quilt in my scrapbook, though. I made my own design for that one, just as I have done for the wonky log cabin. I just use her method of joining the quilt-as-you-go blocks. It involves sewing a strip to the back seams to join the blocks, and then another strip in the same seam that will cover the front of the seam.

5 comments:

KCQuilter said...

Love your wonky LC block! Such great colors.

Cher said...

when I first learned to quilt-this method as a pillow is what I learned in a class...a fun thing to do

Chip & Laura said...

I would love more information on how you finish off/join your squares. I love the idea of this. thank you for sharing

Susan Graham said...

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