Best Laid Plans and all that

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I first showed this fabric pull waaaay back in May 2017. And it’s been stressing me out since then to have this fabulous pull just sitting around. I’m now up to about the sixth or seventh pattern idea.

Today I futzed around with it *AGAIN* (yes, jazz hands are required when you say that bit) and found a plan that a) I liked and b) is achievable with the fabric I have (which is always a key thing. Who wants to buy more fabric?) To make it official I started cutting.

Wish me luck with this one!

Linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation.

How was your day, dear?

Today was a day off. Days off are seriously one of the best things ever. I cannot stress enough how much I appreciated [and needed] today.

Sure, I need to do laundry. Get groceries. Recover from the double whammy of birthday and mother’s day. And renew my driver’s license – that did get done to save the 276$ fine I was flirting with had I been pulled over, which luckily didn’t happen. After I glared into the camera for a horrible picture I went home and SEWED!

I finished a few blocks, then laid out and counted my blocks for the Jacob’s Ladder quilt. Then I cut lots and lots more strips and squares. I have 27 more blocks to do and 38 fabrics I just love and want to use.

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These are the “must use” fabrics.

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Some of the “we’ll see what colours I need to balance the rest out” near the end.

Since I zipped through all that I decided to brave the fabrics I want to fussy cut.

 

 

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I spent two hours to make this holey fabric.

But it will look awesome at the end.

And I get to do it all again tomorrow.

Log Cabin Progress

Even though life is busy (oh how it’s busy!) and I’m sick, I’ve made progress 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 tints of white.

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