Red, White & You! – Midget Block 121 – A Stitch in Time Machine Quilting


How are you coming along with your blocks? I hope you've found time to work on some of them. Be sure to post pictures of your blocks to the Red, White & You! Flickr Group.

Today's block is called Indiana Puzzle. What does that bring to mind? Shipshewana of course! When I was there in April I had the opportunity to have not one, but two quilts machine quilted at A Stitch in Time in the Davis Mercantile.

I had brought this quilt top with me to look for backing and decided on a fantastic raspberry color piece of Cuddle fabric from the Cuddle Corner. I went down the hall to A Stitch in Time to see what their wait time was for machine quilting. It would take about two weeks before they'd reach my name on the list but I Jesse took pity on me and said he'd work something in for me while I was at the retreat. "Thank you Jesse", it was greatly appreciated.

I was also working on a quilt for Kevin and decided I'd try to get it finished and have Jesse quilt that one too before I went home.

I wanted a flannel backing for Kevin's quilt. Did you know using Cuddle fabric or flannel on the back of your quilts will keep them from sliding off the bed?

A decision was made and I got things ready to take in for quilting. One of the things I really appreciated at A Stitch in Time was the quilted samples I could look at next to my own project to help in deciding how I wanted the quilt to be quilted.

Wow! This is just a small sample of the choices for quilting plus they can do custom quilting and add special designs to your projects too. While I was there I filmed a little bit of the quilting process for you to see.

Needless to say, I was thrilled with my quilts and the care and attention to detail I experienced. You can bet I'll be bringing more quilt tops with me when I am in Shipshewana in November and shipping some to them in between. If you'd like more information on having a quilt machine quilted at A Stitch in Time you can download a copy of their brochure and price list or contact them at:

A Stitch in Time
PO Box 1095
Shipshewana IN 46565
(260) 768-4703 Extension 108

This is the Indiana Puzzle block from the Week by Week Sampler quilt.

Here's my red and white block. There's lots of small pieces in this one and even though it's constructed with squares and triangles I chose to foundation piece the block. When you get the sections pieced and are ready to sew the four vertical rows of foundation, place the pieced strip against the feed dogs on your machine. They'll do the work of getting it to line up with the single unit strip.

My favorite paper for foundation piecing!

Midget Block 121

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