Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another working night

First, those log cabin blocks needed assembling. So the Sunshine and Shadows top is done and I do like how it turned out - I'll probably love it by the time it's quilted.

Then the Kaleidoscope blocks went up on the design wall - I'm not sure about the arrangement yet so I'm going to contemplate them for a day or two. I'm also not sure I made the best fabric selections for this quilt - I like all the fabric but I'm not getting that *circle* effect. I'll have to plan out my next one better.

Then I decided it was playtime. It is all I can do not to cut up my entire stash using the new cutter so I'm make myself finish a top before cutting into more fabric. I had some Charm squares that Deb had given me as a gift - probably for my birthday but I can't remember for sure and I decided they'd make a good Happy Block Quilt.

I folded a yard of fabric and in one pass - I had my red 2.5 inch strips and repeated the process for my brown ones.
I got 28 of the 48 blocks I need pieced before I had to stop - I'd been working all night and needed a break.
Since I wanted more squares for my quilt than the ones in the Charm pack - I pulled a few pinks from the stash ...and look, more selvages for my collection.



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16 comments:

Joyce said...

I love the log cabins already! What an easy way to do strips. If I had that gadget I'm afraid all my fabric would be in long strips. Lol.

swooze said...

Gosh I love that cutter for the stripping alone! How much waste was there for that particular cut?

GailM. said...

Mary, how can you stay up all night and still be able to sew... I'm so impressed. I love the pink/chocolate combination. It's so now. A couple of years ago, I was so sick of brown.. but now, I think I'm going to be buying browns again to compliment the pinks that I have. Love your pink selvages...

Elena said...

Mary, it is amazing to see the work you get done while most of us are asleep. You rock! And to think you got some more selvages out of it all--what a bonus!! Your log cabin quilt is gorgeous.

Vicki W said...

That was a very productive night! I like the log cabin a lot but the brown and red blocks are really cool!

Sheree said...

LOVE the red, brown & pink Happy Block quilt. I may have to try one of these for HeartStrings with coordinated fabric I haven't been able to cut up for strip blocks. Mary, you are always an inspiration.
Sheree

Deb said...

All cute, the pink and brown looks great.

That cutter is really getting a workout!

Darcie said...

I didn't think it could be done...but that Cutter is making you even more of a Super Quilter! ;-)

Love the charm quilt!

Nancy said...

I found your blog when looking at Only Me Here. I know my daughter will love your blog since she is a quilter. I am going to see if I can send her the link.
Nancy

Mary said...

I hope you can sleep tonight. You deserve a rest! Those are so pretty. I like the way they look so different in each setting. I don't like to do Log cabins...I don't know how to not mess them up is why. My quilt buddy says I need more practice.

mau said...

lovee all of them...but staying up all night that I can't not do. Can't wait to see what you do with the selvages.

meggie said...

SO many interesting ideas & projects!

Exuberant Color said...

The reason you didn't get circles with the Kaleidoscope blocks is because the corners are usually just 2 fabrics, a light and a medium alternated on touching blocks. The corners are part of the circle where yours blend with each individual block. I like the new setting you came up with a few days later though.

Infant Bibliophile said...

My first time on your blog; your work is beautiful! It's very inspiring. I need to get back into my quilting room one of these days. Love the happy blocks.

Archaic Dome said...

I want to save selvages, but don't know how... do I cut them off when the yard goes into my stash? Or when I start cutting? If I don't use it all, how do I know what it is if I need more? So many questions... :)

Andrew said...

Nice work..keep going..


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