Thursday, February 21, 2013

I only need one more...........

Here is Rosemary smoothing out the final edge of her log cabin quilt.  The blocks are paper pieced and finish about 4.5".  Since she made some random fabric placement and some dark/light diagonal halves she just put them together in a random placement.  I just love it.  I give her almost all of my scraps so I recognized a lot of the fabrics as we basted.
After we finished basting I got out my boxes of orphan blocks.  These are all batiks.
More batik orphan blocks.
Last night I pieced 3 more blocks.  I haven't sewn the corners on the crazy pieced blocks yet so the fabric may change.  I will also have to figure out if I want the 3 crazy pieced blocks near each other or scattered randomly.  Actually if I put the third one in the bottom corner it may look like 2 eyes and a mouth.

19 comments:

Kathy said...

Just my opinion, but I think random placement of the crazy pieced blocks would enhance the visual impact. And the red corners were really needed to bring this quilt to life. Love your work!

Frog Quilter said...

All beautiful. Loving the footballs!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love log cabin quilts and Rosemary's is beautiful!

HollyM said...

I love her quilt! What a lot of patience!
Ha, your paper pieced blocks do look like eyes and mouth when put together.

Mary said...

Rosemary's quilt is beautiful. What a fun time the two of you must have had. I'd have to see it, but I like the idea of randomly placing the crazy pieces too.

Sujata Shah said...

Wanda,
You make these quilts look like piece of cake. How fast and how efficiently you make them all!
Rosemary's quilt looks fabulous. I am anxious to see how you place your crazy pieces.

Sheila said...

Rosemary's quilt is beautiful! Awesome blocks.
Rattlesnake quilt is coming along, too. Good sense of humor there. The eyes and mouth of teeth in the lower right hand corner makes me grin :D

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, incredible log cabin. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I think the crazy pieced blocks will ruin the quilt. They draw the eye too much. I'd stick with the rattlesnake blocks.

Needled Mom said...

That is an incredible log cabin!!! WOW. I also love the unique blocks in the rattlesnake. It makes a nice visual.

Empty Closet Quilting said...

Gasp! The tiny, colorful pieces in the log cabin quilt - how amazing.

JJM said...

Rosemary's quilt is 'star' for the day. What a grand quilt and made with all scraps. And mostly from your left overs. I hope she checks in today to see how many of your followers love her piece.

Your 'orphan blocks' are quite intriguing. I know you will come up with a design to use them and they will no longer be orphans.

I love your crazy pieced blocks in with the others. They add fun to your rattlesnake.

JJM

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

I never thought of placing log cabin blocks randomly, but I really, really like it! It has movement and interest, yet it's not chaotic. Please pass on my compliments to Rosemary!

Anonymous said...

That log cabin quilt is worthy of the word, "exuberant"! Brava, Rosemary!

Frebblebit

Sharon said...

I was hoping to see the log cabin, it's fabulous. I love the randonness of the block placement. And you are really zipping along with your rattler blocks, fabulous!

Muddling Through said...

Red makes most things look better. :) That log cabin is gorgeous! It must have taken forever.

Art4vr said...

Just love the joy in the log cabin colors! Love the orphan blocks! I wish my blocks would look like this, can't get the hang of it- yours are just right! Oh, those wonderful batiks and their colors!
Linda

Brown Family said...

I like Rosemary's quilt. Really neat with the light and dark pathways

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Love your stuff!, I am hoping that you are OK with me linking to this posting on crazy piecing in a traditional quilt, really lovely quilt!
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