NOVEMBER INSTRUCTIONS 2020 Seattle MQG Block of the Month project: Cascadia Cabin in the Woods

July 20, 2023 6:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

This is the tenth and final installment in the 2020 Seattle Modern Quilt Guild BOM project! Your guides on this journey are Susan Pray (IG: @sushi.farmer) and Kathy McGinnis (IG: @a_swede_life). 

Make this fun quilt design unique with your own fabric selections. You can start from the beginning at any time! All the instructions posted so far are available on our website here.

Hanging the moon and finishing your quilt!  

Hello Cascadia Cabin Peeps,

This is our last month together; we hope you’ve had some fun, created something new, learned a little about your sewing style, and maybe even expanded your quilting toolbox.

Let’s be honest, you could have been done last month!  But if you feel there could be just a little more ‘oomphf’ going on, especially in the sky section, here is a template for the crescent moon that was used in the original Cascadia Cabin quilt night sky.

The crescent was attached to the top using traditional needle turn applique technique.  After rough cutting the fabric approximately ¼” around the template a standard glue stick was used to hold the piece in place while stitching around the outline. 

Using your fingers, press a crease in the seam allowance all the way around the fabric and pin the seam allowance under. Use thread that matches the top fabric to take tiny stitches around the outline of the fabric seam allowance.  Feel free to trim any excess material to get the points as sharp as you would like them.  Sometimes a stiletto is helpful to tuck and prod everything into place as you secure the fabric.

For approximate placement of the moon:

You may wish to use another technique like raw edge applique or double sided iron-on interfacing.  Dealer’s choice!

For the Halloween version being made this year, the top is getting a witch on a broom, probably a full moon, and likely some ghosts in the forest.  Boo!

Some suggestions for quilting motifs are free motion swirls in the sky like wind or clouds:

and then following the outline of the trees to define the forest:

Should you need it, there are lots and lots of tutorials available online these days to help you figure out how to piece a backing, sandwich, baste, quilt, and bind your new beauty.  The example quilt was faced instead of bound for a different finished look.

AND that my friends is a wrap.  Thanks for sticking with it, we hope you enjoyed the trip.

Here’s the full quilt layout again, in case you need to reference it:

Pinterest Board:

Basic Seminole Patchwork by Cheryl Greider Bradkin, 1990

Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston, 2010

Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers, complied by Suzanne Woods, 2011

Modern Plus Sign Quilts by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander, 2018

Simply Seminole by Dorothy Hanisko, 1997

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