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Improvised Quilt: Work in Progress Wednesday

Today’s project (and yesterday’s, and tomorrow’s) is machine quilting a quilt using some of the improvised Log Cabin blocks I made from my red scrap bag. The blocks themselves make a vertical line of red in a field of white. The blocks are simply stitched in the ditch, and now I’m working on stippling acres and acres of white, using my Brother 1500S mid-arm machine. I’ve gotten better at stippling over the years, and it’s fun. Here’s a view of a couple of the blocks:

Improvised Quilt Blocks Red Scrappy Large

And here’s another view that shows more of the stippling:

Machine Quilting Stipple Improvised Quilt

One of the joys of using up scraps is getting to rediscover fabrics I especially loved from earlier quilts, but didn’t have enough of to use in a larger format. My scrap bag was full of forgotten old friends I enjoyed pulling out and fitting into my blocks.

Linking up to Freshly Pieced today.


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  • brenda January 30, 2013, 10:59 am

    Love the stippling on your log cabin. I’ve found free-motion takes alot of patience. I’m still practicing!

  • marcella January 30, 2013, 5:40 pm

    Lovely! That is a lot of stippling though 🙂 I admire your patience! I have a quilt with a half stippled border that is next on my list. Hopefully I can channel you and get it finished as nicely as yours.

    • Christine Mann January 30, 2013, 9:25 pm

      Thanks, Marcella. I just finished all the stippling today! I somehow seem to have gotten better at it during a long fallow period. Also, I had a particular look in mind for the quilt and nothing but stippling would do.

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