Mar 31 2017

Long Time Gone Week 3

Week three and I am keeping up with the Long Time Gone sewalong.  This week is six Crosses of the U.K. blocks.

I am using a striped fabric for the sashing and adding it to the blocks as they are made.

The pattern directions also use the sashing fabric for checkerboard panels, but I plan to use the light beige fabric instead.

The burnt orange Lincoln block was finished today – three more blocks left to make!

The setting triangles will be the next part added to this project.  My middle daughter found me a tag that reads “This took forever” to put on the back of this quilt – sometimes it does feel like it has been forever.

Between the Lincoln quilt and Long Time Gone, the leader/ender blocks are almost finished – only six more to go.  I found some fabric for the inner and outer border that I hope will work.

The first four blocks in the top row are sewn together.  I wanted to see if it was going to be tricky to get the light strips matching correctly, but everything went together smoothly.

Since the weather channel predicts some snow for this weekend, the plan is to machine quilt the Apple Core quilt.


2 Responses to “Long Time Gone Week 3”

  1. Mary says:

    I really like the Lincoln block quilt. Is this a pattern or are you just using a block and making your own pattern aa you go?

    • Marlene says:

      I found the Lincoln quilt in a Better Homes & Gardens book Creative American Quilting dated 1989. I was intrigued by the block, but didn’t care for the setting. So the answer to your question is that I found the block and am designing my own layout. This is probably the most challenging quilt that I have made.

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