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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!!!! 🙂


Getting over a hand quilting hump :)

Welcome Ya’ll!  It is RAINING here on Florida’s east coast as I write this post… we don’t typically get much rain in the winter… so it is sooo soothing and refreshing to have a nice rain!!!

I know many who read this may be dealing with bone chilling cold… or if you are below the equator… summertime heat waves and fires… I pray for each of you and hope you will return that favor by leaving a comment today and praying for me as well!

When I shared with you on Wednesday I had just hit the halfway point in my Fall Wall Hanging… but it was slow moving because this block was coming up…

I am linking this post to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday linky HERE…. hope you will come see what everyone is stitching today 🙂

So when I got to this block … I still had no firm plan for the center… behind that cool embroidery is thick stabilizer that I couldn’t remove as the stitching is so busy… I trimmed what I could before adding it to the quilt 😉  But I wondered how it would stitch up!

Well I worked through the smaller blocks until I reached this bigger block and took a deep breath and thought about it….

AFTER stitching around the pumpkin itself and the entire embroidery design it became clear I needed a good solid base for this floating pumpkin to hold it down…  Crosshatching worked perfectly!!!

To mark this block I used this pencil by CLOVER…

It says it is water soluble… but i had never used it to make sure.. I tested a small area before marking my whole block and it did wipe off quite easily once wet… so away I went!

Before I knew it the pumpkin block was all finished and it was time to decide on the color of the leaf border I had already decided on for the grey border on 2 sides of this block…

With the help of friends.. and real life experience… I decided on the black variegated to grey Valdani 12 wt thread…

I stopped for a pic at the halfway point to make sure it would show up properly when photoed… I LOVE this thread!

 And here is the block I completed yesterday 🙂

I got so excited I started working feverishly on the blocks surrounding this one but really wanted to view this block without the remaining white marks… so I thought I would show you HOW I DO IT!

First get a spray bottle you can fill with water.. plain tap water works fine.. and spritz your entire block while it is laying flat to absorb that water into the batting a bit..

I let this sit about 5 minutes or so then got a nubby rag and started wiping the marks away….

Once it dried… even though when wet I could see them … the marks were all gone… I expect when I wash it with soap and water in the washer when finished all residual remains of this pencil I am using will be gone 🙂  Yipeee!!!!

Also this week I have participated in a BOM.. it is properly called #WDBOM2016!  You can find details on Wendy’s blog HERE… Wehago Designs Block of the Month 2016 is what the hashtag is short for though 🙂

I sooo enjoyed making this BOM .. it was fun walking down memory lane from the quilts I have made to choose these fabrics…. these fabrics were leftovers from Kimber’s Memory Quilt… the bright fun blue is vintage fabric and didn’t make her quilt… but I had pulled and had hoped to use it there so I used it here instead 🙂  Yay!

I also found out there was a need for 12″ finished 9 patch blocks for fire victims from brush fires in Australia… one lady name Shari is collecting these blocks and will make quilts from them … I sent these 4…

I didn’t crop this shot because I wanted to show off a bit of the vintage bunting Wendy made me and now hangs over my design wall… and you can see a fun disappearing 4 patch block I made up too!  (Next to my 9 patch in the bottom half of the pic!)

Well .. I want to make good slow stitching progress today… only 9 little blocks to stitch before the center is complete on this wall hanging!!!  Yay 🙂  Join us over at Kathy’s.. follow the link above ! 🙂

Until my next post please remember to handle your life with care as…