Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday

It is a slow sewing week here at RPQ.   My daughter is in the middle of VCE exam preparation and it has been a stressful time for her me; exams started today.  One down, four exams to go (spread over the next 2 1/2 weeks)!


I have finally made enough log cabin blocks!  I have made a total of 36 blocks; each block consists of 9 scrap pieces of fabric, salvaged from my scrap bin, that have now been put to good use. 


I hope you don't mind, but I used sashing to join the log cabin blocks and rows together?  The addition of the solid white fabric just seemed to have the right calming and soothing effect on these rather busy log cabin blocks.


Hopefully you are having a more productive sewing week than me.

Rita

41 comments:

  1. Ahhh there's something so refreshing about this quilt, and I think it has something to do with the white sashing. Just lovely!

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  2. I would think that few people have as productive a sewing week as even your least productive weeks. Truly, your commitment and prolificacy are inspirational. Also, I love this quilt - very fresh and fun!

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  3. I love me some sashing! The quilt is looking lovely.

    dxx

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  4. It looks great with the sashing. Same exam pressure here and I can't wait until that Uni offer is in

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  5. The blocks look great sashed Rita! Good luck to your daughter with her exams XXX

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  6. Fab!! It reminds me a view of a town from the top! - lots of streets, and houses, and inside each - the own private but interesting life))

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  7. ah, forgot. Good luck with daughter's exams!!

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  8. I love the way the white sets off the blocks. I see more and more of that. On my must try list.

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  9. So happy you added the sashing - it calms it down just right, with space for the eye to land and focus! I absolutely love your pieces and have used many of your ideas. Good luck with the exams!

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  10. Very nice quilt. I like the white to break it up.

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  11. I love the white sashing. I find it much easier to look at now and well done on using up so many scraps. I really need to start a scrap project before my scraps take over the house!

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  12. Even my productive week doesn't look like your slow week!
    I like the addition of the white sashing. It does add clam and it seems to make the blocks sparkle at the same time.

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  13. The white sashing is perfect, and I'm going to keep that in mind the next time I have a "busy" quilt top!! Thanks for the tip!!

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  14. yes, i do think the sashing really adds to the quilt!

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  15. Rita, I Love it with the Sashing!! I am one of those Wantobes, remember them? I am just amazed as to what Beauty comes from a Scrap Bin!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  16. I think the sashing is perfect! It really sets off those beautiful colors! Gorgeous quilt!!!

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  17. Beautiful...I love the white sashing. Robin

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  18. Your blocks look great! My week has not been productive at all. i have been suffering from extreme back, shoulder pain (from an old injury). ANd I have deadlines!! Working thru it slowly.

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  19. The white sashing is perfect!

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  20. I love it! I think you were right to add the sashing. You can really appreciate each individual block this way.

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  21. Nope! I'm going to sew today, seriously. Really. Isn't funny how life interupts the sewing? :)

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  22. The white sashing brings it all together so you can enjoy the scrappy log cabins. Great quilt. Thank you for all your inspiration. Best of luck with the exams.

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  23. fabulous as Always!! i think the sashing is perfect against all the prints!

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  24. that white sashing is the perfect addition!

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  25. The sashing is just what it needs.

    Sewing - I have not touched any fabric (except to move them out of the way) since October. I have been busy conducting hand quilting workshops and using my hand dyed threads for the workshop and making bookmarks&doilies for a craft market two weekend from now.

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  26. It looks perfect. I really admire how you manage to turn your scraps into a stunner.

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  27. I made a log cabin quilt a month or two ago and also went with sashing (gray for me) because it was just too busy without it!

    Yours is a great scrappy quilt! Love the glimpses of different polka dots - those are the fabrics my eye gravitates to.

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  28. Yep, the cabins look great sashed! Now, where are my scraps...

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  29. Even your slow weeks are more productive than my busy weeks! Looks fantastic! good luck to your daughter! Smiles~Beth

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  30. This is a great great great use of scraps - I love the sashing... I've been thinking about turning my scraps into something... like this?

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  31. You are so very right....the white sashing does calm the full blocks so you can focus on each one. Amazing quilt....I am now dreaming of what I might do with some of my stash scraps!

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  32. I love the effect the sashing gives to this quilt! I'm working on a log cabin quilt as well, but I haven't decides how I'm going to quilt it yet. Any suggestions? http://alliescraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/09/quilt.html

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  33. Love the white. I think it's perfect! I envy your stash bin!

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  34. the white sashing is perfect!
    good luck with the exams!

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  35. I think the white sashing was the perfect addition to a gorgeous quilt.

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  36. so pretty!! does anyone have suggestions on how to do the sashing? a good tutorial? im a noobie and would love to learn

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  37. fantastic sashing! personally, i love a lot of white.

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  38. Your Log Cabin; your rules. I think it looks great.

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  39. Absolutely love that twist on log cabin!

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