Dec 1 …..Hand quilt along update….

The quilt covers 11,390 square feet, a faithful reproduction of the state of North Dakota with every county a different color. Volunteers from 53 North Dakota counties helped stitch the quilt. It was the largest in the world until the AIDS quilt came along; now it’s known as the world’s largest historical quilt.

Leona Tennyson was responsible for putting it together with a measurement 85 ft. by 134 ft.

Now for the update on the lovely old log cabin…

Here is where I was last time ….

I had just rolled working on the first block to your right. I am a very short armed person so with the roll getting larger that I have to put my arm under while working with the other arm on top , I can no longer work a whole block. I just did the lower half all the way across , reaching the last block on this set of blocks.

last block that I’m working on

I did get a quilt that I had finished quilting in 2015 bond!😱

looks nice on my bed.

That’s it for me this round! Hope all enjoyed their Thanksgiving day.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Emma, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Bella, Daisy and Connie


Author: Deb

I'm a wife, Mom mom, and a quilter. I also enjoy nature , history and flowers.

17 thoughts on “Dec 1 …..Hand quilt along update….”

  1. Your finished quilt is beautiful. I absolutely love the color scheme, there’s such a graceful subtlety to it. Log cabin…a favorite. That was some large quilt – thank you for sharing that 🙂

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    1. Thank you!Glad you are learning something…even if you never quilt at least if you meet a quilter you’ll know what she is talking about longer “Greek”!😄

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  2. I just love the colors in the log cabin quilt, there are some great surprises in there! Your finished quilt is beautiful, the colors are so rich! I had never heard of the ND quilt, but I’m not surprised…you have to have something interesting to do in the winter!

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  3. I used to think that Log cabin blocks were not very inspired… now that I have been quilting for several years I think they may actually be my favorite quilt block! They are so humble looking just sitting there in a stack. Then your start laying them out, rearranging them, and suddenly the magic happens! Your work is lovely and I look forward to your finish. ❤

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      1. It did! BTW, I learned a little known factoid about the log cabin block from Barbara Brackman. Did you know that pattern was used in Egypt? Not sewn, but woven when wrapping animal mummies. She has an image too. (


  4. Thanks for the history! For 5 years we owned land in South Dakota, but only 25 miles from Hettinger, in the western part of the state. It was our summer home in our 5th wheel. We often took drives up north, and the actual state line was less than 2 miles from us, due north. It’s a beautiful area of the country, but so cold in the winter! You’ve made a lot of quilting progress. Does your frame tilt the other way so you can work from the opposite side now? I hope so!


  5. Hello.

    Thank you for this gorgeous post. Your quilt is fantastic beautiful and world’s biggest quilt is amazing. I showed your post to my wife and she loved your post very much!!!

    Have a wonderful day!

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