Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sneak Peak at some WIP

I am so lucky to have had a lot of sewing time this week, and have frantically managed to complete a total of 102 log cabin blocks (two spare!), putting in a great effort to make the final 20 blocks in just one day! Therefore, not much housework completed this week! Oh well.
I also had a bit of a play around with the layout:
And then decided that it would look great if I added white sashing in between all the blocks.
I carefully arranged all the blocks on my design wall (the floor!), which resulted in much yelling at the dog. He so knows not to walk on a quilt, and gives that knowing look as he continues to approach to try and snaffle up a block or two!
I have tried to ensure that all the colors are well arranged, and that there is no obvious concentration of color in any particular area. The full size of the quilt will be 10 rows of 10 blocks. All the rows were then numbered and 10 separate piles made of 10 blocks.
Rows of 10 blocks were then sewn together as a strip with sashing in between. The sashing is cut at 1.25 inches wide, the same size as the strips on the log cabin blocks.
After all the effort I went to to ensure that I was happy with the overall layout of the quilt I still managed to sew the row that was designated to be row 4 to the top of the quilt. And that is how row 4 became row 1. Aaargh! Then I decided it was going to make any difference.
Here is a sneak peak at how the quilt is coming together. 
I am quite happy with how it is going. More sewing today. Hopefully I can show you the completed quilt top tomorrow.

31 comments:

  1. welcome to blogland. i just started in January and it is fun to share i think. love your quilts. i tend to use primitive colours and am thinking about attempting using brights. your colours are inspirational! come visit me at tallhousequilts.blogspot.com

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  2. So pretty! I love log cabin quilts.

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  3. I LOVE this! I found you through the quilt festival, and I have to say if sometime you find this quilt missing it's because I just had to have it! Beautiful!

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  4. I LOVE this log cabin quilt! I've had a brightly colored log cabin on my list for some time now...and yours is absolute perfection!

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  5. This is going to be such a pretty quilt. I love the scrappy blocks with the white sashing. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

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  6. Oh, wow! Great choice to sash with the white - I love it!

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  7. It is SO cute and I just love the colors! and white sashing. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  8. I love it with the white sashing, crisp and bright!

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  9. "Quite happy". Well, I should think so!
    It's bloody gorgeous. The white really helps the other colours 'pop'.
    Now, get back to that sewing machine.
    Andi :-)

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  10. Oh it is just so cheerful and wonderful!

    That is a lot of stinking work!

    You are a superstar to do 102 of them!

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  11. Gorgeous, I love it with the white sashing .

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  12. Love it, Love it, Love it. The white sashing is great with all those fun bright colors.

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  13. That is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  14. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

    The colours look fabulous against the white

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  15. I love this log cabin quilt!
    Kind regards,

    Beertje Zonn
    from the Netherlands

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  16. Wauw.
    It's stunning. I love your colour combo, you're very good at that. I'm so glad I found your blog, the pictures are beautifull and inspirational

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  17. I think it's amazing either way - sashing or no sashing! It's an absolutely beautiful quilt!

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  18. Good going, I love it with the white sashing. It's going to be one gorgeous quilt when it's done. I'd love to have a go one day.

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  19. So cheerful! I spy many of my favorite fabrics in there!

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  20. I Love your choice of fabrics. If I looked at your quilts with reading about you - I would think you're 20 something! In my shop, we tease that I can tell someone's age by their fabric choices. You totally blew that theory!

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  21. I think the addition of the white sashing is wonderful. I love how it is turning out...I think you are inspiring me again!

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  22. This looks so fresh and cheerful-- I love it!

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  23. Lovely!! So inspiring! Now, who wants to teach me how to make a log cabin block? :)

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  24. I love the colours -- beautiful.

    I have also been known to carefully plan and lay out blocks, only to completely flub it up while sewing. But really, where would be fun be if we did everything perfectly? Or to have my toddler wake up from his nap and run across my "design wall" . . . sigh. I'll be sad he's over that one day. Really.

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  25. I'm sure it will look great - heck, it already does!

    Quick question - what kind of white fabric do you use and where do you get it? I'm not real happy with what I'm using now and yours looks great from what I've seen.

    Thanks!

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  26. I had a comment written I thought was fitting and funny. And google ate it. I love the quilt.

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  27. The colors in this are fantastic!! I absolutely love it and can't wait to see more.

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  28. I love the happiness of these colours

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  29. Oh my gosh, I'm IN LOVE with that quilt! Those colors are dazzling! Great job!

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  30. Adding the white sashing does make a substantial difference to this quilt..... I love it. Lesley

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