Moving has put a pause on most of my quilting projects but most of the stuff has been moved. It's handy when you're moving only 2 miles.
So what is my next quilting project going to be? I think Nanette had the right idea when she said she's not going to start any new projects for the rest of this year, just finish projects she's already started.
That's what I'm going to do too, finish projects!
I have a container that has a strings of miscellaneous widths. While I was digging through that box, I found log cabin blocks that were started sometime but don't know when! I decided to enlarge these blocks until they were 8.5". (First project on my new display wall!)
These blocks were fun to make because they were mindless sewing! They are also very scrappy.
I don't make my log cabin blocks like most people do, I sew strips on 2 sides at a time, a dark strip and a light strip then I trim 2 sides then sew strips on the other 2 sides. It works for me! Since my blocks get trimmed, they don't looks as wonky as Bonnie Hunter's wonky blocks.
There are 54 blocks are finished but I need 26 more to have enough for at least a 60" by 80" charity quilt.
I'll make more blocks later, now it's time to concentrate on prepping for the upcoming Jane Stickle retreat in November. I'll be taking at least 1 project that has been started.
And yes, my display wall is made with 2 insulation boards that I covered separately with the top sheet of older flannel sheets. They work just fine and I saved a lot of $$!
You can see that the bottoms are curved, that was a happy accident. It's easier for me to put quilt blocks on the bottom since they curve out.
It was also easier for me to handle an individual board than both of them taped together.
Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wednesday Wait Loss, Put Your Foot Down, Needle & Thread Thursday , Oh Scrap
I’m glad you found the spark that started or will finish off some strings as well as make a quilt top! Thanks for sharing how you make log cabins too! Love your design wall btw!!!
It works for you, and looks like it will be a fun scrappy quilt!
Mindless sewing is my favorite kind! The log cabin blocks will make a great scrappy quilt, and the strings are so much fun!
Interesting how you piece the log cabin blocks! They look pretty much like the conventional pieced blocks. I really have to investigate this more - I think this much be much faster. Thanks! ~Jeanne
I finally realized that I did not need anymore fabric EVER! LOL. I have enough to keep me busy and maybe do some things I have not taken the time to do. I will enjoy taking each day as it comes (of course no unforeseen requirements please!)
I like your design wall. Mine is on the wall an large, but my cutting table has to be moved to the middle of the room when I make large quilts. (Poor me! LOL).
I like the scrappy Log cabin. I am sitting here with a stack of Jenny Breyer fabric that I purchased for Lucy Boston and have not used it. I am wondering if making some log cabin blocks it might work. Sounds like a 2023 challenge project!
Enjoy catching up and so happy to hear you have another retreat! I know you are not missing the hard work with the Dairy Farm! Have a blessed day!
Love your scrappy log cabins, and I'm interested in your strings process. I love strings but I get very confused when I try to sew them. And I make a BIG mess. I really like your design board. The flannel sheet on them is genius! Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!
Great post! Love the log cabin blocks, love the design wall and I love the plan to use the rest of the year to finish things. I need to follow your example.
I've got a long unfinished log cabin project too. Its paper pieced and I think I'm up to the borders. Why dont I get it out and work on it, I'm asking myself!
Sometimes a little mindless sewing is just what you need when life has been a bit crazy! Love your fun, Scrappy log cabin blocks!
You definitely have a good idea of spending the rest of the year finishing up projects, you could have a really nice finished stack by Dec. 31st.
OH Gretchen it is amazing as all you make is beautiful, I think I know why. Because you quilt with love. Your Scrap log cabin blocks are lovely.
I so love the idea of finishing till the end of the year, I may interpret it very loosely, I too have a log cabin or two, lots of strips and lots of almost done tops. Let's all get stuck in and sew on!
What a great way to use up scraps! Such a cute quilt already. That's a great idea to focus on finishes through the end of the year. Can't wait to see what gets finished! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
Like your log cabins!!!
I just love log cabin blocks. I like the scrappy nature of yours. Enjoy all of your stitching and your new design wall.
These log cabins are so pretty. I'm trying to figure out how you sew them. Last log cabin quilt I made I used paper piecing and it really helped with my accuracy issue. I love the idea of wonky ones too. I also think it's a great idea to spend these last months finishing up projects and no pressure stitching ever!
Your pieced quilts are lovely, but the Welsh Quilt just blows my mind ! Absolutely georgeous !
Found your blog fairly recently, and wonder how long this beauty has been in progress. It merits a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Love these log cabins! Thanks for sharing your way of making them, I might try that!
Those string log cabin blocks are amazing! I like how you covered your design wall! Ingenious!
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