A new quilt, and a new look

I’ve tweaked things around. If you read this via bloglovin’ or feedly things will look pretty much the same (I think). If you follow via email or through wordpress you’ll probably notice the differences.

If anyone notices hiccups or weirdness (technical terms you know!) please be kind and give me a shout. In the mean time, I had a very fast start and finish today.

B’s best friend’s birthday party is tomorrow and so gifts needed to be acquired. The best friend is a bit twee and absolutely enamoured of her Maplelea doll. We found a “campfire” accessory set and thought to include a picnic blanket.

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The best friend also plays softball. While it is a whole cloth quilt, it does have three layers and is quilted. Ta-done!

Log Cabin Progress

Even though life is busy (oh how it’s busy!) and I’m sick, I’ve made progressĀ on my artsy log cabin quilt. I’ve had this idea for a year or two now and I think it will fit nicely for an art show call for entry. I made a bunch of blocks but decided to start over and go smaller.

I went from eight blocks like this:

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4″ square, finished.

to this one:

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3.5″ finished. And that crumb near the bottom is mighty irritating.

Since I liked the smaller block with tiny logs more, I ripped apart the blocks I had made. (That sounds like I went all Hulk on them but really I just used my stitch ripper while watching tv.)

This morning I resewed the blocks, yay!

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And then I cut fabric for three and a half hours.

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This is a sandwich size container with 842 pieces of fabric in it. Mind boggling isn’t it? The smallest is 1.5″x .75″ and the largest is 4″x.75″. The polka dot fabric pieces are 1.5″ square.

To heck with 50 shades of grey, that’s 41 tintsĀ of white.

And to get some encouragement for the finish line, I’m linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation.