Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Snake River Finished!

FINALLY!, my Snake River Log Cabin is finished. As I mentioned before, this pattern was designed by Judy Martin and is available in Judy Martin's Log Cabin book.

I started making this quilt in Dec 2020 and actually got the flimsy finished in January 2021. But then it just sat; I couldn't bring myself to hire someone to do an edge-to-edge quilting job on it because it was too nice. Nor could I justify the expense of a custom job. So I just hung the flimsy in my closet and moved on to my next project.

Obviously, once I got the long arm I was eager to quilt it, but I felt like I needed to practice with easier projects before I had the confidence to even attempt it. I hadn't actually been planning to quilt this quilt yet, but then I noticed a pantograph in my collection that sprung to my mind as being perfect, for this quilt.

Donna Kleinke's Aspen Border & Corner Set #8904

The shape struck me as being perfect for the Snake River block so I started trying to make a plan.

When I bought my Handiquilter, I also bought the ProStitcher computer and the software is great for playing with different layouts. I spent a lot of hours trying to come up with my plan.

This is the plan I eventually went with.

I will admit I did not stitch it up perfectly. I still have a lot to learn about alignment, but overall I am satisfied with how it turned out.

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  1. Snake River is so beautiful! You've done an excellent job with the quilting! Happy stitching!

    1. Thank you! I was a lot of work, but I will enjoy using it.

  2. Wow!!! I admire any super scrappy finish like this!!! A lot of work, and a lot of scraps! Great job! And your quilting is absolutely beautiful!!!!

  3. That is gorgeous! I admire you doing all the work on Prostitcher….I know it is alot as I use it too! Congrats on the finish and thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  4. Awesome quilt. Seems the piecing is the star of your Snake River quilt and the quilting can add great texture. Be proud of your accomplishment and don't point out anything that isn't perfect.

  5. That is a gorgeous quilt - and wow the quilting!! Intense!!!!
    Congrats on the beautiful finish!