Ya’ll is it Friday already!!!??? Wowee!
I have been soaked up in projects here and have lost track of time for sure! lol
A couple weeks ago as I innocently was surfing Log Cabin Quilts on Pinterest… I came across a pattern that I absolutely decided was my quilt to make!! Do you ever find that happening to you?? lol!
So why this searching on Pinterest in the first place??? Well a fun couple of jelly rolls I picked up for cheap on a facebook selling page!!!! Yippee 🙂
These 2 jellyrolls are “In Stitches” by Maywood Studios… really top notch fabric to use and very soft! I am really excited about this… so I consulted the internet then my fave book on log cabins… one by Judy Martin and made up this foam core board we had stuck back in a closet ! lol
the pink sticky notes denote neutral logs and each one has a width and length plus it’s designated letter for piecing…
Here I have opened 1 jellyroll and separated it…
The neautrals are a bit darker than you would expect but I think the black and red will give good contrast… I plan to keep the red, black, and neutral scrappy so I am adding in some fabrics in these colours from my stash 🙂
I took this photo and…
ran it through my Paint program on the computer
This is an idea of what it will look like… I will do my own ideas for an inner and outer border… I have all the fabric… or it will be here soon! lol
So today I hope to start prepping my fabric and cutting some of these logs!
My goal is to have each log cabin black a mixture of the blacks… and a mixture of the neutrals with no repeats in the block itself… and no repeats in position in the quilt… so nice and scrappy 🙂
I am MEGA excited about this… my grandmother I called Gaga made me a log cabin traditional quilt when I was about 20 but it was lost in the house fire of 2008… so now I want to make this wall hanging version to hang proudly on my living room wall and commemorate it to her and my grandfather I called Papa! 🙂
Does this make more sense now why I am so excited and yet nervous to jump into this project??!! Do you ever get that way about a significant project in your life… quilting or not!
I also am participating in a 9 patch themed BOM my friend Wendy is running on her facebook page and via her blog Wehago Designs…. also on Instagram as #WDBOM2016 😉
Aren’t these fun so far!!! I am having fun making fun blocks 1 time a month… and it gets me in the piecing spirit more too… Hand quilting is by far my fave part of the quiltmaking process! lol
As I have been gathering and organizing my log cabin quilt to be & making 9 patch variations… I have also been diligently working on my hand quilting project!!!
Here is my basic area for hand quilting now… I am loving it.. but if you look at the photo you will see this was on the 8th…
Currently I am about to finish up the 1st Carpenter’s Star block… these blocks are 28″ square though!!!
So I will save a current shot for my Sunday post… the big reveal! Come back then if you like 🙂 I will also be sharing a hand quilting tip you may not be aware exists… I didn’t until I was gifted one! lol…
Until then I will be linking this post with Sarah’s Whoop Whoop Friday linky party… come and see the quilt she pieced and quilted and bound this week… >>> HERE!
Have a blessed start of your weekend and remember…
Look at you!!! Another project on the burner! Your daughter's quilt is looking wonderful and I like the log cabin pattern you are going to do. I want to be just like you one day! 🙂 🙂
It's always fun to start something new isn't it! And good to have more than 1 project going so we don't get bored, LOL
log cabin quilts are fun to make – you will have fun with this I think I have made 4 or 5 of them over the years and never fails I have fun again and again, they are easy to make but really not boring at all