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Thread: Black and Red Log Cabin top Done!!

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    Yea! In less than a week I completed this top for my DS and DDIL now the hard part! it is 103" by 101" and I need to get this baby sandwiched! I will have to take all the pictures off the wall in the hallway and tack it up there as I have no room for anything that size. I find this is the easiest for me anyway! No bending over!!
    Then on to the hand quilting= Hearts all over!!

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    Beautiful!

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    Oh my gosh, that is stunning! And in a week! Fantastic work!

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    oooooohhh i love this!! it would match my bedroom perfectly!! good job

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    So pretty! And good idea on how to do the sandwiching!

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    Wow, what a wonderful log cabin! Way to go, can't wait to see it quilted. What's the plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    Wow, what a wonderful log cabin! Way to go, can't wait to see it quilted. What's the plan?
    I plan to hand quilt hearts on it. Well that's the plan anyway!!

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    This is gorgeous. I've never seen log cabin designed to a heart. Was this your own idea? I love the colors. Can't wait to see a pic of the finished quilt!

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    Love it.

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    Very nice!

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    Someone on the board did one with a heart design and when DDIL said she wanted Black and red with hearts it just seemed like a good idea. Lots of sewing tho! I just had to take the doorbell box off the wall to get it to fit up on the wall for sandwiching!!

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    that is so pretty, i just love it. Thanks for sharing

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    Very nice!

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    i love the colors and the heart in the middle is so pretty

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    Hey Up North, That is a beautiful quilt!! Will you please exlain how you sndwich on a wall, that is where i run into problems and would love to know a short cut or two.

    Thanks in advance
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    Now keep in mind if you have nice walls (I don't) you probably don't want to do it this way. But here is what I do: Using push pins the ones with the plastic colored heads. I tack my backing along the top of the wall every 8-10 inches then I tack on one side, go to the other side stretch and tack, keep going until you reach the bottom of your wall. (I have to reposition mine after I get half done as I have wainscoting) Next I put on the batting the same way across the top and alternate from each side. Then I do the top starting down a few inches and over a few inches on the side keep tacking keeping everything taunt. Once it is tacked on I pin baste every 6 inches across the top and then in between each pin for the next row keep going till you reach the bottom. At this point I have to move it up so take the push pins all out move it up to the top and repeat the process. I live in a trailer and have a 23 foot hallway but only about 6 feet of open space in the living room to lay anything out. I hope you can understand what I do. It does leave holes in your wall. I just cover most of them with pictures!! I am not sure if I just attached the correct pictures but this should be when it was up on the wall.
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    So pretty! Just in time for Valentine's Day! Good luck quilting. You can do it!

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    Wow! What a great way to do this. No rolling up and taking to the library, no basting thread caught in my bed cover, (thats where I baste and roll now because i am not able to get up and down from the floor) and you can atually see your whole quilt. Little holes in the wall? Who cares??? I love this and I thank you so much!

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    WOW!!! In one week????
    They are going to love their beautiful new quilt :D:D:D

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    This is stunning. My DH would love ths as it is PT Corps colours

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    That is beautiful. I love black and red together. Your pattern is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    Hey Up North, That is a beautiful quilt!! Will you please exlain how you sndwich on a wall, that is where i run into problems and would love to know a short cut or two.

    Thanks in advance
    MissGigglewings
    Another way to baste a quilt standing up. I have not used this method...but had a friend that had good results. Her husband put a heavy line up in the basement---very tight--has to be very tight so the sandwich is straight with no swagging. She would hang her backing..smooth out very smooth then same with the batting then the top. She would stand and baste. She would run her hand behind when needed to catch only the layers needed.

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    How romantic!!!!!!!!

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    In my part of the country (California) we have some lovely
    Mennonite ladies who do hand quilting in their church meeting
    rooms.

    You might want to check on this if you don't have the time or
    strength to do your own hand quilting.

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    It's lovely.

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