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Mitered Log Cabin

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Mitered Log Cabin

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Traditional Blocks Made Simple taught by Anita Grossman Solomon

Get piecing in no time with Anita Grossman Solomon's innovative techniques for cutting and assembling four classic quilt blocks.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric,

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What are you most proud of? The movement from dark to light and back and the balance created by the border. To maintain the symmetry of the pattern and to enlarge the quilt to a comfortable sofa size, the side border strips are an inch wider than the top and bottom strips.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? A light box is great for lining up fabric for stitching. I had Foundation Stuff on hand. It is similar to Tear Easy and is recommended by some paper piecers. It was very tricky to to tear away after stitching. without pulling out stitches. Paper works much better.

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This is a wedding present for my niece and her husband - just a bit late. Her colors are brown and red, so rather than using all scraps, my decision was to choose 8 reds and 8 browns ranging for light to dark. One mistake I made was to use Foundation Stuff rather than paper for more than half of the blocks as I had it on hand and couldn't find my Carol Doak paper until the halfway point. While I liked the product at first, it was very difficult to rip away without tearing out stitches. GRRR. The second problem is that Foundation Stuff is so translucent that the writing shows through requiring extreme care in deciding where to place the fabric. I stitched two blocks on the reverse side. Noticing this, I redrew lines on the correct diagonal BUT when slicing the blocks assembly line fashion, cut them on the original lines. The result is the second picture, interesting convergent blocks but not exactly what I wanted. Luckily I had enough fabric to make four more blocks.

09/29/2013 Flag

You did a wonderful job with this quilt. I love the way the colors ebb and flow throughout the design.

09/30/2013 Flag

I love the effect you achieved with this quilt. It is stunning.

10/11/2013 Flag

I think this is awesome. Your niece is one lucky girl!!!

10/31/2013 Flag

I was glad to see how you managed to enlarge the quilt and the obstacles you righted. It was thoughtful of you to point out them out, with pictures! no less to alert everyone. You truly are a teacher's friend and collaborator

12/12/2013 Flag