Something NEW! ~ As the week comes to a close!

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…

P. S. >>>> USA Friends… Daylight Savings time starts SUNDAY 3/13/2016!!!! 🙂


3 thoughts on “Something NEW! ~ As the week comes to a close!

  1. Little Penpen

    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! 🙂 🙂


  2. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    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



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