Monday, May 20, 2013

I'm Agog! Simply Agog!

I'm having fun again! After a couple months of not quilting and anguishing over the DWR I was to make for my son and his wife's wedding quilt, I'm back in the saddle again. (humming heard in background with the distant sound of horse hooves).

Now that a different quilt that fits her colors has been chosen, my sewing machine is cheerfully chugging along. (Sound of I'm doing a lovely Log Cabin, one of my very favorites (sounds of climbing on, no, NOT the chuckwagon!). It is blue and yellow with a orangey-red center. My dear daughter-in-law wanted colors of fire and this fits the bill.

And now, without much ado...

Mock up of Log Cabin block--ain't she purty?

Strips in the waiting
Strips waiting to be cut
Even more strips to be cut

 Now, the real fun thing is...I've always wanted to make a log cabin for myself, being my favorite quilt and all. And I've always wanted to make a blue and yellow quilt; you see where this is heading... I decided that I would make a second quilt (same quilt) at the same time.

Aren't I inspired? TGS & OSLW are getting a California King Size and I'm getting a Queen Size. Only 85 blocks in all... only.

I'm sure you've noticed the quilt above isn't on a design board. I'm sure you're being benevolent and saying that it doesn't have to be on a design wall. But wait! I do have a quilt on the design wall, the blocks anyway.

I'm doing a leader-ender quilt, ala Bonnie Hunter, at the same time as the LC. I saw this cute spool quilt online and thought it was adorable. I had this jelly roll of 1.5" strips that I didn't know what quilt to make with them. I had bought them from Missouri Star Quilt Company Daily Deals because I liked the fabric so much. (Warning! The Daily Deal is addictive!) It obviously lead to the idea to make the spool quilt from that jelly roll.

The spools will finish at 4.5xsomething, I wasn't thinking properly (that day) and made them square and will have to cut them to rectangular. Oh well, just another glitch on the road to a completed quilt. 

 Here's what is really on my real design wall...

Close up of spools

Many spools

I'm hooking up with wonderfully creative sister-quilters. Click on their badges in the right column (not the correct column, the right column) or the link and see what other quilters are doing.

Judy over at Patchwork Times (Monday)
Quilt Story (Tuesday).
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  1. I thought I was bad, having 2 quilts at the same time. One is hand sewing hexies (for evenings in front of the TV) and the other is a second quilt for H2H (Confessions of a Fabric Addict charity.) But I am Agog, too, by you! 3 at a time... I guess if you are juggling you do need 3. (What layout are you using for the LCs?)

  2. You're plenty busy indeed!! Should be some really great quilts coming this summer. I will look forward to seeing them come together.

  3. You are just way too funny. Congrats on the return of your quilt mojo. The Log Cabins are great colors.

  4. I'm a big fan of log cabin quilts, too. Can't wait to see your finished quilt. And the spools are going to be lovely, such cheerful fabrics.

  5. Hooray for getting your mojo and happy quilting back! I love how excited you are about your projects and how much progress you've made!

  6. Wow you are really going to town (and not in the chuck wagon lol) on these quilts. I better come back soon or you'll be done and onto another project.

  7. Lovely projects. Love the fire & ice appearance of the log cabin. Good to hear you'Re treating yourself to one as well!

  8. Your colour choices are are a talent to watch


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