Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
A few people wanted to know how I make my Plaid and Plain flying geese, so I am writing this tutorial for you! Please be kind...I am not an expert at tutorial writing, LOL! Above is a 3 1/2 inch strip from my plaid scraps, and a plain 2 inch strip. These are not chosen for their beauty (LOL!), but for contrast, so you can see better.
First, cut the 3 1/2 inch strip into two triangle pieces, with your easy angle ruler.
ZIP! There goes the second one!!
Then, from a neutral 3 1/2 inch strip (I used muslin for mine, 'cause that is what I have most of), cut two triangles using the same method.
Then, cut (2) two inch squares.
Then off to the sewing machine! Each 3x6 inch block takes five seams. First, sew the plaid and neutral triangles together, as above.
Then, layer the plain (blue in this case) square on the pieces and sew in a connector corner fashion.
Then, trim the excess. You can keep these extra triangles if you want, but they are pretty tiny...so I am not saving mine this time.
Then, press one to the dark side, and one to the light side. This makes it easy for the seams to nest!!
Turn them this way,
Then sew them together! Press...trims your threads (like I obviously did NOT DO)...and Yahoo!! You have one done already!!
There are many ways to make any quilt block, but this is the one I used, this time...probably be different next time, LOL!! I hope this helps those quilters who asked how I did mine.
A few more 2 inch finished bow ties, above
A few more basket blocks, four inches finished
Maybe I went on a little shopping spree at a local quilt show...everything on sale and it was great fun!!
A pretty little fabric sampler for $4.00...who could resist!!
This is a basket that one of the members made to sell, so I bought one for the cause. It was very pretty!!
And that is all, folks! I hope you are having a marvelous day!!!
Friday, September 16, 2016
Happy Full Moon to all of you Log Cabin Loonies!! This is an amazing quilt, a quilt of valor,
shared on MyQuiltPlace by Lynn Welton Zimmerman.
I love the differing sizes of the "logs" in this quilt...wonderful! Lynn's fabric choices are so much fun, and thank you so much for allowing us to showcase your gorgeous quilt!!!
Well, my moon pictures lacked a certain something. Well...they lacked everything...focus, clarity and beauty. So enjoy this picture of the full moon, instead!! Please step out and try to see it yourself, too...it is so pretty and there is an eclipse tonight, too!!!
Please link up below, to share your own Log Cabin quilts. Piles of strips, old quilts, new quilts, quilts in progress...share with us, and let us enjoy your work!!
Have a super night,
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Have a super day, everyone!!!
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hope you all are have a wonderful day!!
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Have a great day, everyone!!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Have a great day!! Thanks for hanging in there. on a lengthy post!!
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Hey y'all! I have been so busy at work, at least 14 hours a day...so I missed the 17th, the full moon!! It has also been blessedly raining, non stop, so no moon peeked out here, this month. But here I am, and wow! I have found the most wonderful log cabin quilt to share with you! This is actually a pattern, available from Accuquilt. I just really love how the cream part of the log cabin blocks appears to float in and out behind the other blocks. Spectacular, and so typical of log cabin block versatility!!!
UPDATE! Becky Babcock found where to find the pattern! Please go here, if you want it.
Thanks, Becky, and I know Sherrill was looking too!!
I have noticed some really amazing log cabin quilts showing up on your blogs! I would love you to link up below...even if all you have is an idea or pile of strips, or a few blocks...or a finished quilt! We want to celebrate what you have been up to!!
Have a great day, everyone!!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
I have been working on this applique quilt, by Piece o' Cake, for several years now. All the blocks are prepared, and above are what I have stitched. These are pre-cut and pre-fused pieces...what could be simpler?? It is fun when all the prep work is done for you!
*******************A life changing event!*************************
My husband has retired after 41 years with one company. He did not plan to retire just now...so this is rough on him. I am finding my sewing time is being more and more limited. Has anyone else experienced this?
Have a great day!!
Sunday, August 7, 2016
I have had some problems with my e-mail! I would try and answer an e-mail, and it would just disappear!! I think it is fixed now, but if you have commented and I have not replied? That is why, and I apologize...please know I love your comments and friendship!!
So there you have it, folks!! and I hope you have a wonderful day!!