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33.0 Ten Minute Teal Cathedrals

November 24, 2013

Sharing some quilting progress I have made in the last few months. I will so the quilts one at a time so they each get their own post!

I’ve shared about this quilt before (with video I used to complete the blocks). And again. And when I was thinking of borders (been over two years since then)

This quilt is essentially finished, minus the final hand-sewn step of the binding.

Teal Cathedral binding left

I have sewn down the binding on the front and will work on the hand work Wednesday & Thursday of thanksgiving week – that’s next week! Or this week actually!

I have had the top done for quite a while & finally decided a month ago to get on the ball with finishing this up. So the Tuesday before our holiday dinner with the guild, I quilted it on the long arm, using a pattern I had bought a year & a half ago – heart pantograph.

ten minute teal quilted

This was the follow up Tuesday after my quilting retreat, and it’s lovely to use all the “quilty momentum” – yes that’s a thing – to propel me in a quilting finish.

Unfortunately due to the ‘cathedralness’ of these windows, I should have glued them down prior to showing up to quilt it, it hit a few snags which I will also try to fix.

heart quilting close up with snags

It’s amazing to see the progress of such a quilt over time since it’s been so long ago that I’ve actively worked on the quilt.

I’ll take you through a picture journey of this quilt throughout the process. Since I love process so much.

First the fabric choices. This was due to a guild speaker or member who was doing a quick guild meeting on the 10 minute block. I picked these out early morning, anxious to see them all work together.

ten minute fabrics

Then doing the weird twist thing with the blocks. The red piece is folded over and sewn into groups of two other fabrics. Geesh it’s been a long time since I did this step!

tenminuteblocksnotcompleted

I remember needing lots of pins to get the middle to stay in there correctly.

ten minute blocks pinned

And then I was trying out some grey for the centers. To roll over some of the blocks.

tenminuteblocksthreeblocks

Then I had to make some visual decisions.

TEN MINUTE WITH CENTERS

And finding the right borders when putting these blocks together. I wasn’t even out looking for borders, they found me at Hancock fabrics when I went to get some interfacing for a completely unrelated project.

ten minute borders

And I remember finishing them up at retreat and then putting them all together there.

ten minute teal cathedral blocks completed

Then five months later, I got the borders on.

ten minute teal cathedral with borders

And after a year and a half at this state, I finally said – no more waiting.

ten minute teal cathedral quilted

I have done some other quilty finishes and top finishes, but I am going to spread them out in several posts – maybe even set up to post this week!

6 comments

  1. Very pretty! Congratulations on the (almost) finish!


  2. Great finish! How do you like using pantographs?


    • Pantographs are fun & easy to do, Jackie. Things I have done with a pantograph have been done way better than they have been done with my domestic machine. But I haven’t really tried any custom quilting with the long arm either. I would have liked to have had some custom quilting done in the centers of my blocks, but I was worried about the time involved to do that since my long arm time was limited. That doesn’t mean I can’t go back & fix it with my domestic machine now, however. Deciding on if I want to do that or not.


  3. beautiful!


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