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.

 

Log Cabin Progress

A New Project

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Deadline looming, so best get started. I’ve wanted to make this one for well over a year and it will fit beautifully (I think) for a call-for-entry.

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I am using the leftovers from this quilt-still-in-progress:

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That’s thirty-five different white tone on tones. I didn’t know I had so many! And now that I do know, I want ten more so that I’ll have no repeats. Local friends, I’ll be hitting you up after I make a test block!

Since these are all definitely scraps from a previous project, I’m linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday!

A New Project

Mini Swap, a finished quilt

Ta-done! My mini quilt for the inaugural MQG swap.

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Grey thread on rainbow for the front and rainbow thread on grey for the back. I stitched in the ditch and carried the lines through to the outside, creating an uneven grid.

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I hope my swap partner likes this as much as I do.

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I shared progress shots earlier, go here to see. This will be mailed tomorrow during my lunch break. SK in USA this is for you!

Quilt Stats:

Title: MQG Swap Quilt

Lifetime quilt no. 63

Started: Monday, February 6, 2017

Finished: Thursday, February 9, 2017

Size: 19″ square

Number of pieces: 56

Quilting: straight line quilting with some sort of grey Gutterman thread (top) and variegated Coats and Clark (bottom)

Fabrics: 86% of this is scraps with only two prints and two solids from yardage. Some prints from fancy celebrity designers and others totally random and generic. All beautiful. Kona, Bella, and Colorworks solids. Backing is Crosshatch? from Architextures? by Carolyn Friedlander and was a scrap as well.

Linking up of course for Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts! and Scraptastic Tuesday with She Can Sew.

And this was on my Q1 list for the 2017 FAL.

Mini Swap, a finished quilt

It’s been a fun week

Ages ago, way way back in the fall I signed up for the MQG international mini quilt swap. In my usual style I put off the project until now. The deadline for shipping is Friday. This Friday. So this week I got down to work!

The person I’m making an mini quilt for has no online footprint and was brief in the information she provided.

Likes: I love bright colors and grays, not a pastel fan. Excited to participate!

Dislikes: Pastels

Anything Else: 

Since this is quite vague I decided to make something *I* would like. I had saved a lot of pictures of rainbow stars and medallion things before settling on a round log cabin design. I saw this one on IG and went from there. I’ve never made this block but it was dead easy to piece.

Monday:

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Tuesday: Epic fabric pull

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I had this scrap of a Tula tiger and thought it would be perfect for a green/blue area but this is all I had, so it had to fit into ONE spot on the colour wheel. Everything else got shifted around to make this work (and I still had to piece this a bit).

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Ta-da! Since the vague mystery lady also likes grey I wanted to use a value progression for the background but I was missing a dark grey.

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Sometimes the wrong side of the fabric is the right side!

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Still Tuesday, cut and laid out. Fun fact! Only two of these were cut from yardage.

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Wednesday, mid-morning.

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Because this is super awesome I want to share it with everyone! Linking up here (let’s be social), here (NTT), here (Canadian!), here and here (scraps!), and here (building blocks Tuesday).

I’m looking forward to finishing this.

It’s been a fun week