Raised Box Quilt

Even though I got my Juki 2000QVP  to stop beeping and start working, the tension problems continued. I found myself having to rip and redo loopy stitches. I followed all suggestions and manual directions, but the irregular stitch tension continued. After struggling with this situation on the first row of my quilt, I decided to give up on using the Juki. I pulled out my non-electronic Viking Emerald and continued working on my quilt. No problems with the Viking.
My original plan for making a super hero quilt was to make simple framed blocks. Then I started looking at different tutorials for making shadow box and attic window quilts.  Rose Smith has a great tutorial on how to make a raised box quilt. I decided to use her technique for making the super hero quilt. There are many super hero quilt pattern ideas on Pinterest. There were a few different Pinterest posts that had an example of a super hero quilt by Fiscalini Designs. This quilt uses the same raised box technique that was in the tutorial by Rose Smith.
This is as far as I have gotten with the quilt today. I would have gotten more done if I hadn’t spent so much time trying to make the Juki work correctly.

6 thoughts on “Raised Box Quilt

  1. This design so effective. I’ve used shadow blocks to make I-Spy quilts but this is the first time I’ve seen the shadow box block. It’s going to be a great quilt 🙂

  2. I hope your sewing machine problems are fixed soon! I see somebody else sort of calls this an I-Spy quilt. My quilt group uses that term for any quilt made from novelty fabrics where you are meant to look at the individual pics in the blocks, so I guess we could call this a variation in I-Spy. Whew!

  3. Impressive boxes! And thank heavens for the Viking. I once had an uncooperative machine and got so frustrated that I nearly have up sewing. A kind friend saved the day by lending me a machine. Then I bought a mechanical Bernina and have never looked back

    1. A Bernina was my first choice. My friend had just bought the last one in a shop in San Antonio. Instead of waiting for the new order, I bought the machine while I was visiting in Round Rock. I should have gone with my first instinct. I will find a way to live with my decision.

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