Sunday, May 8, 2011

Oh my goodness

I am just amazed at how much time has passed since my last post. I simply must do better! Part of the problem is that I just have not produced much. I have been working on several things, doing some cutting, but am in one of those kind of funks when you just don't seem to know what to work on so don't get much done. But I realized tonight that I still had a few pics left from the Twin Falls show, now over a month ago, so let's have a look and finish off that show.

Always love a log cabin. That's what I have been working on, right -- the big one. And it reminds me, have you seen the new magazine "Primitive Quilts and Projects?". I looked for it locally but finally had to break down and subscribe. There is a super log cabin in the first issue. Paper pieced because the logs appear to finish at 3/4". I refuse to paper piece but using bigger strips and trimming every round works too for narrow logs. But I digress. Here is a great sampler. I am just a sucker for red and greens.

Here are a couple of little applique blocks. These were up high and a tall person saw me trying to take the pics and offered to take them for me so you get a head on view, not the from the bottom up you would have had to settle for if I had taken them. Butterflies are not my favourite but I love the flowers and look at that button caterpillar! Cute, cute cute.

Love the happy watering can.

And I love flags. This is a different flag treatment. I don't think I have seen one like this before. Look, two colour coordinated pictures -- wonder how I managed that?

Nice colours I think.

I have now done 1 stitchery. And I have piping pinned to it to make a little pillow. But it's still waiting like that. I need to do more so I could have something like this little snowman.

This is the quilt he came from.

Now this quilt was really different. I have a big jar of labels I have been collecting for years. One of these days I will do something with them. I am glad I have been saving them since they are rapidly disappearing from clothing. I like the fact that there is no scratchy label at the back of my neck but I do miss how cute or pretty some labels were.

You are probably wondering why I am talking labels when this is a selvage quilt. But look, it has Neiman Marcus ribbon -- almost a label. Certainly label like, right? And of course you know I am now cutting selvage strips, too. I have a bucket full for some future something.

I like the colours in this one. And stars are always great. And this is double stars. I think this is a Miss Rosie pattern. I like Carrie Nelson patterns -- great for scrap quilts.

A bigger piece of it.

And bigger still. I must have really liked this one! I like the border, too. Lots of half square triangles in this one! So what method do you use? I have used Thangles but usually I cut them 7/8" bigger, draw the line and sew on both sides of it. Kind of lots of steps but they come out okay I think.

Blue, blue, blue. But stars.

Now this one is more than stars. This is just focused on one part of the quilt.

See, it's a row by row. With chubby little snowmen! And a farm. I love this. Anyone know the pattern?

And speaking of farms.... well, barns at least.

And one more, raggedy stars.
Another sampler.

And that's all of the quilt show pictures. Now I will have to get something done so I have something to share! I will be back son-- promise!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the quilt show :) Shows are always fun for inspiration.
    I have never made a log cabin quilt, someday... maybe.