Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Four Blocks Finished

In my last post I mentioned being four blocks short
for the Log Cabin Quilt I am making.
Even though I had counted the blocks several times,
I hadn't made enough for the quilt.
After looking everywhere the blocks could have been,
and not finding the missing blocks
I realized I would have to make four more.

They went together pretty quickly, since I was only making four!
They are finished and ready to be added to the rows.

As I was getting ready to sew these blocks into rows,
I was worried about getting them turned or in the wrong place.
I had laid the quilt out on the floor and picked the blocks up in
piles of each individual row.

Then I remembered that I had these pins...

These were purchased years ago and sure come
in handy when sewing big quilts together.
I used pins to keep the squares in the right order
while sewing them into to rows.
I also put a pin with the row number into each 
sewn row, so they won't get in the wrong order.

No one wants a log cabin quilt
with out of whack rows!

Now I can begin sewing the rows together
and finish this top.

Happy Quilting!


  1. I use those numbered pins all the time. It's a great way to keep the rows organized. Your log cabin quilt will be beautiful.

  2. Glad those extra blocks went together so quickly for you. When sewing rows I put a pin, any pin, in the upper left corner of the lefthand block to keep blocks oriented correctly.

  3. The pins are wonderful. I have a different version, but same idea. Sometimes I think I will take a shortcut and not use them, big mistake! I'm glad you got the extra blocks together! If you ever find the other blocks you could always make a pillow!

  4. Glad they went together quickly, I'll just bet you have the top completed already!! I can see how those pins would be very helpful.

  5. Oh gosh....wrong order blocks could end up with a major undo quickly. That is going to be a gorgeous quilt.