Saturday, January 19, 2013

Class 140: Patriotic Log Cabin Project

So this is where I admit that learning to read the Table of Contents helps one to be an efficient student.
Lessons 1, 2 and 3 are all more info about sewing tables, cutting and ironing areas, lighting, and useful gadgets.  I read these lessons after the first class "110" because I did not want to fix an area that I already planned out. So, at this point, I got to move right into lesson 4, which is a Project Quilt!

The first quilt project: Harriet's Triple Rail Fence Quilt.

The second quilt project: Carrie's Patriotic Log Cabin Quilt.

Because the first project was a choice between the 2, I made the assumption that I could choose between these two projects. I chose the Patriotic Log Cabin. I've always wanted to do a log cabin. This one was made with 3 shades of blue, and only 1 white color for the other side making it a bit more simple. I had all the fabric except the white, so off to Joann's I went.
Fabrics chosen and cut

Block completed
Aligned on the project board ready to sew together
I had problems with my measurements. I forgot to move my needle over 1, so my inner square was small and  I was having to cut my edges to accommodate the shortfall.  I really like the project board, it is so much easier to get everything lined up correctly. I used to use the floor, but it is harder to notice if blocks are incorrectly turned.
And here is the finished top.  There are no instructions for borders for this quilt, so this one is done. Again, I'll put this away and wait till the lesson on putting it all together.


  1. Looks great. I love how it turned out. What did you use for a project board?

    1. Dawn, I made the project board out of a big sheet of stryofoam! Hubby brought it home from Lowe's. I covered it with cheap flannel from Joanne's and then stapled it to the wall! fabric sticks great to it, and I LOVE my design board :)

    2. Thanks so much for sharing about your project board. I will ask my husband to help me make one. :) My husband is the one who likes to do the layouts