Day 53

Happy Hallowe’en! The rain broke long enough for kiddies to have fun outdoors.

No sewing today, just a squeezed-in 10 minutes of playing with the pictures of blocks. Kind of meh on the layout given in the pattern but I think I’ve found a winner! Will try it out with the actual blocks before committing. It would make the quilting easier too, so that’s a point (heck, a lot of points!) in favour of that one.

Day 52

Ta – done! All sixteen blocks for my rainbow log cabin quilt are done. And don’t be disparaging….it may only be sixteen blocks but they’re BIG. Twenty four logs in each block take some time to sew.

I will try layouts tomorrow I hope. We’ll see what Mr. HWQ, the kids, and the Hallowe’en excitement have to say about that though.

Since the blocks are so big I don’t have enough space to try different layouts (I’m pretty sure which one I’m going to do but I want to have fun playing first). So I photographed all the blocks, and printed the pics in colour. Now I have a 4″ photo of each block to try layouts of. Much easier to fit on a table this way….

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A3, A4, B3, B4 blocks

Day 51

So . much . sewing . today! My four year old has discovered playmobil and played quite happily for hours this morning. And if you’ve got little kids, you understand how golden this is. So I sewed. And sewed.

Got another five logs put on all the log cabin blocks, which means I’m really close! And the blocks are really big now, which is why it is taking a long time to sew each log. I’m in the 17-20″ size now. I would actually be done today except I had decided to make the blocks bigger. As written, the quilt would have been 74″ square which is a bit small I think. My size will finish at 86″ which works well for a queen.

Progress shots from this morning!

Mid morning today!

Mid morning today!

blocks a and b

Packing up for the day!

Day 50

Sewing but not quilting today. Hallowe’en prep continues apace and I think we’re done. I rigged the shoulder harness for Swoops the owl to rest on Athena’s shoulder, sewed the buttons along the top of the chiton, and made wrist bracers. (ThinkĀ superhero style wrist cuffs for those). I got some holographic shimmer stretchy fabric and they look super. Best part is a happy girl.

And perhaps tomorrow there will be a happy mama doing some quilting!

(I did also spend a wee bit of time making two blog posts for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy’s Creative Side. I’m in the MODERN category and the ORIGINAL DESIGN category.)