Winter wanted to go out with a bang so we got a bunch of snow two weeks ago. It made me want to take out my Snowmen quilt and get it organized. This quilt has been more finicky, as I was unsure what direction I wanted to take it in so I did not want to cut too far ahead if I changed my mind. My original thought had to put embroidery in the middle of it but I was not enjoying the look and the blocks were not fitting well together so I have set the embroidery aside for now. I now have all of the star blocks done and just having a few flying geese left to go. Once I get them done, the quilt will go back into its box for now. I have a few other more pressing projects to work on.
I have the top done now for my Northern Lights quilt and have started to work on the backing. It is going to be pieced in many sections so that it will be like a second quilt. I decided I wanted to use up all the extra fabric I had for the quilt rather than going out to buy a backing. It is cheaper, and gives me a chance to stretch my creativity to piece all of the left over fabrics together.
My son and I started sewing together the blocks for the Interlocking Chains quilt. We have six columns sewn and three left to go. We have been taking turns sewing and it has worked out quite well. It is his turn again and then I will start sewing the rows together. Check out what others made for Friday Night Sew In.
I have the squares sewn together for my log cabin. I can't believe how quickly it went together, once I knew what I wanted to do. Now I need to decide on the borders, and the quilt will only have been 16 years in the making!
With the help of my son, I got all my blocks completed for the Interlocking Chains quilt.
Now it is all laid out and I will double check it before starting to sew. I am hoping to sew this all at once since there are so many blocks and I don't want to mess up the pattern. The blocks went together quickly and I am fascinated with the striking outcome. These would not be my colours but as always I like how quilting expand my tastes and love of different colours. My daughter has told me she would like me to make this quilt for her as well. This one, once completed will be going to one of my son's favourite teachers.
I started making this Log Cabin Quilt approximately 16 years ago. It was a Quilt in a Day pattern and I attended a workshop for it at a quilt store. Obviously, for me it wasn't a quilt in a day! It was originally meant to be a lap size with 12 blocks. I put most of it together but did not like it. The 12 blocks did not have a lot of patterns so it got set aside for many years. I would take it out every so often, look at it, think about giving it to another quilter and then would put it away again, until last week when I saw a gorgeous pink log cabin quilt on Mary's blog. It made me take out my quilt and look at it all over again. I realized that I had enough fabric left that I could make another four blocks which would give me much more choices in terms of settings. I made four more blocks and voila here is a new quilt.
I chose the Barn Raising setting. I love this quilt so much now and can't believe I had thought about giving it away. I have started sewing the rows together and I am excited to see it all together. This is what I love about quilting. It continues to surprise me, excite me and inspire me even after all these years!