Friday, August 22, 2014

All Things Log Cabin


I mentioned on Wednesday how I can waste spend time on Facebook … I suspect I’m not alone.  Which means that many (most?) of you have seen those quizzes “What Kind of _____ Are You?”.  I ignore them … until I saw this one “Which Quilt Block Are You?”.  I had to try that one … and I was not at all surprised to discover that I’m a Log Cabin block.  Log CabinAfter all, I’ve made 4 log cabins … and am making one right now for T#1. 

I love, love, love log cabin quilts … they’re so simple, yet they can be set in so many different ways for so many unique quilts … they’re so traditional, yet with the right setting and right fabrics, they can be very modern.  I’m not done making log cabin quilts, either as I’ve got about half the blocks together for a log cabin quilt for DH, and I’ve got a quilt with this setting on my bucket list:Source:  Google search
Or maybe this one:Source: www.etsy.com
Or maybe both?  Winking smile

Speaking of the one I’m making for T#1, I couldn’t wait to see how the spiral was going to look, so I laid out the first ten blocks on my design floor.photoPay no attention to the loose threads on my blocks … they’ll get all tidied up when it comes time to piece the top together.  And remember, the colors aren't as bright and vivid as they're appearing in my photos.

Today I hope to finish up the next 15 blocks … I’m chain piecing them, which means it takes longer to get to finished blocks, but when I do, I have enough to see it take some shape.  Winking smile  I’ll be making a total of 72 blocks … originally I was going to make 80, but T#1 has asked for borders.  I would have chosen no borders, but since this will be his quilt, I’ll honor his request.  Red heart

I hope that whatever you have planned today includes a little something that brings you joy.  Have a fabulous Friday!
Kathy

21 comments:

  1. Your making real progress. Looks like your on a roll and chain piecing speeds things up, but it is hard to wait to see a finished block. I also find I make less mistakes if I chain piece, as long as I get the first one right.

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  2. Oh I love it so far. I know just what you mean. I can hardly wait to SEE how something is going to look. You are moving right along. Have a wonderful week-end Kathy!

    Oh, and I am going to have to find out what "block" I am, lol...FUN!

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  3. I'm back...I am a disappearing pinwheel, lol...

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  4. It's looking good! I know he is going to love it! Spent today packing for our trip...glad to have most of that done! Hard to pack for 2 weeks not being sure what the weather will be,so I hope I will have what I need!

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  5. Hey Kathy! Love how your log cabin is looking so far! Exciting stuff!!! I know T1 will be happy for an updates.. esp if you get more done tomorrow as you plan! I haven't made a log cabin yet and would like to make a wall hanging... do you have a recommendation for a pattern you enjoy or author of a book on this you like that can explain it well? Thanks so much! Kathi

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  6. Ok, I did that quiz and got Flying Geese????! Not sure how that happened! Love the log cabin quilt(s) on your bucket list. Been a while since I've done one - maybe one of these days... You are making great progress on T#1's quilt. I love the blue and white. ~Jeanne

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  7. Ok, I did that quiz and got Flying Geese????! Not sure how that happened! Love the log cabin quilt(s) on your bucket list. Been a while since I've done one - maybe one of these days... You are making great progress on T#1's quilt. I love the blue and white. ~Jeanne

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  8. I love Log Cabin blocks too! They are among my very favorite designs, and so darn versatile! You can play with them forever before finally deciding on a layout :) I'm not surprised that is your "block" either - fun and versatile, that's you!

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  9. Oh, I love, love the blue/gray with cream colored quilt. It is just beautiful!

    Of course, I just love home made quilts. The store bought ones just do not hold the character of a homemade one. I'm so thankful that due to my paternal Grandmother I have lots of beautiful quilts.

    Happy weekend!

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  10. Your grandson's quilt is coming a long 'swimmingly'! I really like those two Log Cabin layouts you shared! I will have to look on FB for that quiz. I hardly ever get on FB.

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  11. Love the R/W/B log cabin! I've used log cabin blocks in medallion style quilts, but have never made a quilt simply of log cabin blocks (unless you count the mini I made as an AAQI quilt). I need to remedy that someday!

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  12. I usually ignore those too on Facebook but sometimes I'm board and do one. I got Flying Geese!

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  13. love that layout of the log cabin - sometimes I spend too much time on facebook, but other than two quilting groups I limit my facebook to family so I can control my time a little better

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  14. That log cabin of yours is going to be a stunner! And isn't it good that we will never run out of quilts we want to make? ;)

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  15. I love log cabin blocks too. There are so many variations for arrangements.

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  16. Oh, I love log cabin quilts. I am working on some log cabin blocks too!

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  17. What a nice project...this makes me want to do something Log Cabin now..just a few blocks for a pillow or something. LOL stop distracting me :) : )

    As to FB, it drives me crazy now.I really just want to see a few updates from people on their lives, not all of those quizzes and postcards and what-have-you. And LOL since half of my 'friends' are 'friends' of my kids or nieces, all ranging in age, there's a big variety of annoying things to scroll through! :)

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  18. Oh, that is going to beautiful!

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  19. Oh. my. gosh. Those log cabins are awesome. I love the star, especially. The one you're making now is turning out great!

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  20. I made a wonky log cabin once...it's one of my favorite quilts! I took the test and I'm a flying goose block. Who knew? LOL

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  21. I'm stopping by to 'catch up'. I see you're still staying busy, with needle and thread :)

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I am SO glad you stopped by! No proving that you're a robot here ... I want to hear what you have to say! ;-)