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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

One more quilt top done, another on the way.......



I moved a few blocks to new positions and decided it was time to sew it together.  If you haven't been following along on this one, here is the link to the tutorial.

Both of these new Stack and Slash quilts are about 56" x 70".

I have 6 of the strip sets for the Twisted Rail quilt sewn now and pressed.  I took 2 of them and layered them like I show in my tutorial and cut them.  These are ready to take to the machine.







If you have your machine in a cabinet with an insert around it or have a table that fits around your machine to create a flat surface you shouldn't have any trouble with stretching on this seam.  After I sew it I take it to the ironing board and set the seam by setting the iron on top without sliding.  Then I press the seam to one side pressing with the grain of the fabric, not with the bias seam.
I had two reasons to make this pattern again.  One was because I need a few fast flannel quilts for gifts and the other was to try out another layout.  This is the original layout in the tutorial which works really well when you have an uneven number of blocks in one or both directions.

This is another layout that would work in a quilt with an even number of blocks in both directions.  I'm planning this one 6 blocks x 8 blocks so I may use this layout.


My orange cactus is still blooming and has a few more buds.









The pale pink one that has bloomed twice already has just started blooming again. Unfortunately in the photo I cut off the open flower at the bottom.  I have a 2 tone pink and white and a red one with buds, and the cutting from my mother-in-law's plant has buds.

I fought off a headache all day yesterday so I hope it doesn't hit me today.  Snow predicted tomorrow and the headaches sometimes come with moisture storms (and barometric pressure changes).

10 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

I was under the weather issues yesterday with arthritis. Golden years.Always amazes me how a block can be turned into so many different layouts and look totally different. Hope your day is better. Chris

suemac said...

I like both of your quilts. Looks like they are fairly straightforward and fast.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the quilts and thanks for showing how you do it in your tutorials it is always nice to have another view on "how to do"
hope the headache doesn't get bad!

LynneP said...

You inspire me because you are soooo incredibly productive!

Elaine said...

Love the paisley fabric and really like the layout of the rail quilts. hope for no headache today!

Muddling Through said...

Oooh, I like that idea! Your cacti blooms are so pretty.

Lola Carr said...

Hi Wanda..The flannel paisleys are just...well...YUMMY! I LOVE both layouts for this one. They are elegant looking!

Mystic Quilter said...

The last layout you've shown looks great, really interesting.

Brown Family said...

We had a demo on that block a couple of years age from out Bernina Dealer. However, she had a paper foundation to help with the cutting.

Helen said...

Thank You for the inspiration and guiding us. Now onto doing it!