Thursday, 5 March 2015

Centre Applique

Here's an update on the log cabin quilt.
The centre applique in in place, but the edges are still raw.
I'm not 100% happy with the shapes and colours. But as I don't have all the time on the world, I need to leave it. I still have until the end of next week to do the outter borders applique and sew all the blocks. But now I'm comfortable. Even if I don't get the top completely finished. I can put it together on a table to take a photo and show what stage it is up to (the quilt doesn't need to be finished for it to be entered). I'm still aiming for the top completion though.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

All 64 Blocks

OK, here they all are.
The white one on the bottom left just wouldn't fit on the tables (there are four tressel tables under all the blocks.

Next I will sew a few of the blocks together that need it, and do the applique.

I've had some help the last few days from our new addition.
This is Ollie (short for Olivia). Today I had to keep shooing her away from the moving parts of the sewing machine and rescuing her from pulling the iron down on her head. It's a good thing she is cute!

Hope you are having fun making your own creations

Thursday, 19 February 2015


OK OK I've been AWOL for a month.
I've been happily art journalling over at my other blog
Jens Arty Life

And then my Quilters Guild magazine arrived yesterday with the entry forms for the show and I realised the deadline was approaching fast for entries. The quilt doesn't have to be completed to be accepted. But I would like to have the top done for a better chance at making the show.

So yesterday I sewed another 4 blocks and I plan to do at least 6 a day over the next week to get all the blocks done. I have 19 left to do. But here is the stack now
Yesterday I calculated all the strips I would need for the last blocks and I finished cutting them this morning. So the last 19 blocks just have to be assembled.

Then I need to do the applique and put the top together. I think I should be able to do it all in a few weeks (there are 3 weeks left for the deadline) and that allows time in the mail for the entry if I need to do it that way.

Hmmmm .... better get back to sewing then!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Nearly half way there

Thirty one blocks done.
The pattern from the arrangement of log cabins is starting to show more definitely.
It's getting big and hard to take a picture of.
I had to stand on the arm of the lounge to take this. When all the blocks are together it won't even fit on my two tables. :)

I need to design the applique for the middle and buy the backing stabiliser soon because I want to start putting more blocks together (which I really can't do until I've finished the applique. But that might have to wait until pay day which isn't until the end of the month.

It's fun to see it coming together though.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Coming together

Twenty two blocks done and forty two to go.
The middle is now showing some of the pattern.
The all white blocks in the corners aren't in the real place. I just put them there to show the pattern coming together.

Yesterday I bought all the blues I need and I've started cutting into strips.
I can't wait to see the next rows come together.