Monday, August 31, 2015

Classic & Vintage Series: The Log Cabin Block

My blog name is Log Cabin Quilter so it makes sense that I would like the Log Cabin block designs.  I have made many of them over the years.  Different styles and different sizes.

Fat Quarter Shop is sharing a free log cabin block pattern from their Classic and Vintage Series.

Also, there is a new You Tube lesson on how to make the block in an easy and accurate method.

I was asked to participate in creating something with the log cabin block Classic & Vintage pattern.  I like using them for a border on a quilt and will share the start of a quilt I have in mind.

The applique blocks are not stitched yet.  These are fused designs and will be machine stitched.  I made three of the log cabin blocks to give you an idea of what the log cabin border would look like.  The blocks can be rotated and create different shadings.  Below are a finished quilt and two quilt tops that I have done with log cabin blocks used as borders and sashing.

Acorn Wreath
(from the book "Pumpkin Patch Threads by Need'l Love)

Abe & Mary Lincoln
(Barbara Brackman design for the applique)

Sawing Logs
(In the book "Hibernation" by Country Threads)

The chicken quilt is made from mostly flannels front and back.  It is my favorite quilt to cover up with on the sofa when I am feeling cool.

Are you inspired to make something with log cabin blocks?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Old Voices New Impressions Block Update

Another month at an end and time to share four more blocks I have completed for "Old Voices New Impressions".

Cherry Wreath


Beth's Bird

Morning Glory

Add your link (if I can get it to work this time) and share your blocks.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Catherine's Garden Update

Two more blocks done for "Catherine's Garden".

I am enjoying my afternoon working on prepping quilt blocks for "Sweet & Simple".  Update soon.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Delicious Autumn

In a previous post, I shared a picture of the small wall quilt I received from Belarmina in a fall quilt swap.  Today, I can share with you a picture of the piece I made for her as she has received it.  I thought it would take longer than a week to arrive in Spain but it made good time.

It is from a pattern by Bonnie Sullivan called "Delicious Autumn".  The design is in Pumpkin Patch Threads which is put out by Need'l Love.  I used Osnaburg for the background and wool for the applique.  It is hand quilted with a big stitch.  I love the colors of fall and enjoyed making this very much.


Monday, August 24, 2015

War and Pieces

I made two blocks for the "War & Pieces" quilt I have had in the works for a long, long time.

Faithful Dog

Home Front

The pattern is by Barbara Brackman and Karla Menaugh and has a date of 1999 on it.  Out of print.  I saw two of the block patterns on E-Bay recently.  Here is a picture of all the blocks I have done to date.

The soldier on the horse is not from the pattern.  A friend also made the quilt and she substituted this block in place of one of the shield blocks.  She shared her design with me.  Two more blocks to stitch and then the border.

The dog block was a bit harder to stitch because of the framework around the dog house.  I was glad to get the block done.

I am participating in a Fall Small Quilt Swap.  I received this one from Belarmina who lives in Spain.

She also sent me a small handmade pouch with a very pretty mirror in it.

Enjoy your day and take time to join me in some quilt making.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Angels Watching Over

I made another block for the "Sweet and Simple" quilt pattern by Norma Whaley.  This one was titled "Angels Watching Over".  Many of the block patterns (there are 30 in total) could be made into a small wall hanging.  This one is the ninth block I have made so still a lot of work to be done.

I also got a late start on making the Time Warp stars that so many of you are doing.  I did some in the turkey red and Prussian blue.

I finished two small wall hangings for swaps that I am participating in and hope to get them mailed this week.  I can't share them just yet.

So many quilt ideas floating in my head.  It is hard to settle down and complete any of my projects.  Hope you are doing better at it than me.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Stash Building

Did I have a good vacation?  You be the judge.

Lots of new fabrics to add to the stash!  I visited two shops I have never been to.  The first one was Sew'n Place in the Fayetteville, Pa. area on Route 30.  Nicely displayed fabric with plenty of light so the fabrics were easy to see.  The second one was a visit to Lolly's in Shipshewana, Indiana.  More reproduction fabrics in one shop than I have seen anywhere else!  I made a repeat visit to a quilt shop in Sugarcreek, Ohio called Swiss Village Quilts.  I think the owners are probably Menonite.  Good prices on fabrics at this shop but not a lot of the newer fabrics.  We also ate at the Amish style restaurant in Walnut Creek which is always good.

I am working on two wall hangings but cannot share either one with you at this time.  Both are for swaps I am particpating in.  I will do another post in a few days and share a project that I started but not enough done to look like much.

I purchased the templates to make a quilt like this.

It is called "Jolene Star".  I still need to purchase the pattern.  Would make a nice table topper or work on making the edges squared.  I have to think about it a bit.

Take time to sew today!