Monday, November 26, 2012

Log Cabin Blocks

One of the projects I started last month was a Log Cabin quilt.  Last year (2011), the Best of the Valley committee gifted me with floral fat quarters at the close of the show.  They've been in a basket since then, moving from one end of the studio to the other, as I've tried to decide how best to use them.  I didn't want to lose them in my stash.  They were rediscovered when we initiated the Great Carpet Replacement Project.

hmmm.  I thought I had a picture of the basket of fabric, but I can't seem to find it.  oh well.  They're no longer fat quarters.  They're cut and sewn.

I cut them in prep for the Hartland Retreat back in October, but didn't even touch them.  I took them to Avila Beach, and got started.
 hmm.  I thought I had a second picture, showing more piecing progress, but I can't seem to find it.

This weekend I made it to the design wall.  Should I put the darks in the center?
 Or the lights?
 If I'm careful to choose darker darks for the very center, and to disperse the lime green, it seems to balance quite nicely.

The only snag was discovering that I had a counting problem when I cut the blocks.  I know I'm short one (because I had a slipping scissors issue while piecing), but I thought I'd cut 56.  Apparently I cut 48.  hmmm.  I will be adding borders. 

The other thing I did this weekend was to read three (yes, three!) books by JoAnn Bassett, that were well-written and entertaining.  They're murder mysteries sans blood, gore, sex and swearing (all the things that seem to be key to the genre), and they're all set in and around Maui.  woohoo!  I recognize Cheeseburger in Paradise, Front St., Prison St., and the giant banyan tree!  If you're interested, start with Maui Widow Waltz.  You won't be disappointed.  :)  (And it was only $2.99 on my kindle app.  double woohoo!)

And that's all I've got for you today. My To Do list is growing by leaps and bounds, so I'd better see about getting myself OUT of vacation mode and on to the holidays.  Happy Prepping!!


heather said...

They look great. I like the green in it.

Quiltedtime said...

Those Asian prints are luscious! I would have a difficult time deciding on a final placement of the blocks.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I like the dark center best. Will look great when done.

sewmuchfun said...

The quilt will be beautiful!

Quilt Crazy said...

Really pretty