Wednesday Working – Quilting Progress

I’ve gotten back into production on my table runner quilting. Here’s a few photos of how I make the curvy log cabin blocks:

First step is to cut the center and then add a round of strips around the center square.

Then you use the curvy tool to trim the block. Note that there is a wide side and a narrow side. This is how you get the curve effect. On a traditional log cabin, all the strips would be the same width.

Next, trim the narrow strips to get this:

This is the first round done. Just two more to go:

and one more round to complete the block:

The process is confusing and I’m constantly double checking what I’m doing. I’ve completed two of these blocks, just 14 more to go.

Well, that’s it for me this week. Tomorrow it will be time to over eat and visit family.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and if you need me, I’ll be in the kitchen getting another plate full.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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25 Responses to Wednesday Working – Quilting Progress

  1. My gosh, I’d be terrible at this. I can see how your sawing skills are coming in handy.

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  2. Brilliant. I used to earn pin money when the children were young helping an older lady keep up with orders for her craft stall; cushions, aprons, cot bumpers etc. When her husband retired he decided the only way to cope with a house full of bales of fabric was to join in, so he took up your sort of quilt making.

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  3. “The process is confusing” It certainly looks confusing! πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving.

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  4. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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  5. SusanR says:

    The geometry in that circle pattern is gorgeous but looks mindbendingly complicated. Take a break and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  6. Franknbean says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Andrew!

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  7. jfwknifton says:

    I don’t think that anything you do will ever be “just a hobby”. You have standards too high for that!
    And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  8. Wow, even with the template that pattern is a brain-buster! Here’s hoping large helpings of turkey boost brain function. πŸ˜‰ Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. I now see why this appeals to you and your engineering side!

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  10. Dave Foyle says:

    Just like woodworking: Measure Once, Cut Once, Swear TWICE!! It’s looking good…can’t wait to see the finished project.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Heather and family!

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  11. It looks complicated. It is smart to double and triple-check. I would. But I bet it will be beautiful. πŸ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Andrew. Have a wonderful day with your family and loved ones.

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  12. I just hand-stitched a 10 X 10 patchwork of 3″ blocks to “go with” the Leora books. Saw one someone else had on her book table and was such fun! I bound it without quilting it. Because of the colors, it’s on the Thanksgiving table!

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