I love it.
I love it.
I need a nice, quiet week … it is not going to happen in real life, so I will share some nice subdued designs here so that at least my virtual world is cool, calm and collected!
Sixty four Log Cabin blocks … size of blocks optional … just the layout varies in six designs today.
I like the first one, and the second …
… and the third. I can’t pick a favourite yet.
Another interesting design above …
… and another interesting one.
All interesting designs, all from exactly the same blocks, with a slight modification of colours in the last.
So choose your colours, use your favourite Log Cabin block pattern, in any size you wish … and then play with the blocks until you get a design you like.
That is the lot for this mid week Log Cabin Retreat, but there will be another next week, mid week.
Very interesting … and room for quilting.
I like it a lot.
Most interesting bit is that space which needs some quilting.
More 4 Patch blocks with an applique border … I like it like that!
I also like the addition of some quilting.
Four patch blocks mixed with some applique … I love it.
I like it.
It has been awhile since I have opened some of the project files of pieced designs.
In this one I added an applique border and corner blocks in the outer pieced border.
I rather like the idea of making a heap of rather bland Log Cabin blocks.
Just add quilting in a strong contrast thread and it would make a reasonable impression!
Mind you, adding some blocks with strong contrast in the fabrics still leaves room for the quilting to shine.
Perhaps it would be fun to make a pieced back … that way you could get the best of both.
Lining up the back and front would be painstaking though. I think I could manage well enough for the quilting design below, but getting the straight lines perfect is the problem.
I rather like that quilting design!
At the moment the daily grind is making each day very long, but it still feels like the weeks are flying. The man of the house is retiring within three months, and then we move. My sewing room is closed for quilting, but I still hope to get some mending, alterations, and dressmaking done before it closes completely with everything in boxes … so when I unpack I will be able to quilt, not that other boring stuff.
The best part of shifting will be setting up my full width quilting frame for the first time in over ten years! Quilting in a hoop on a stand is OK, but working at a full width frame is what dreams are made of for this hand quilter!
When that happens every day will be a quilters retreat for me, not just Wednesday, though there are no Log Cabin UFOs in boxes, but I will still have virtual mid week retreats every week as well as the other real quilt retreats!
More Log Cabin designs next week, mid week.