Sunday, January 24, 2010

My play day..........

I had never sewn these smaller log cabin blocks together so I finally decided on a layout and sewed it. It measures about 42" square right now so I could leave it that size and give it to a baby or put borders on it and make it a wallhanging.Then I took the little cut away triangles left from the strip quilt class sample and sewed them together and squared them all to 1.5" and made a little 5" Lady of the Lake block. I had some Kaffe triangles in a pile so I sewed them into squares and made an 8" star block.
Next I started cutting some strips off my Kaffe fabrics in preparation for a couple more quilts.

Jean's solution worked pretty well on my wavy piece yesterday. I spritzed it with water and patted it down and let it dry. Then I did it a second time and it is laying pretty flat. I will give it one more shot today and then I will mark the cutting line and staystitch before I cut it. When I piece the strata for the last triangles I will cut them and then staystitch the 2 bias edges before I sew them onto the quilt.

It got pretty warm overnight and our snow is almost gone. Never fear though they are predicting new snow next week.

23 comments:

Jackie said...

Don't you just love having those days when you can just play with your fabric? You had one fun day! So glad that someone gave you a suggestion, for your wavy border, that works! Fantastic!

karenfae said...

glad the wavy border is working out for you. I really need to spend time today doing some actual quilting and maybe leave the sewing for another day. I have not made much progress on the quilting frame lately.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Linda said...

The log cabin quilt is stunning. Glad you have a game plan for the wavy edges. Wow...nice play day!

Joyce said...

Looking good! I hope you don't get the snow we have. I'm sure about 2 feet have fallen and it's still coming down and predicted to get windy this afternoon leading to a real blizzard tomorrow. Hmm...quilting weather you say...

Quiltdivajulie said...

Play days are SO important for the soul!

LOVE that table topper/ wall hanging sized log cabin piece ...FABULOUS!

Good to see you having fun!!!

Jamie in Louisiana said...

I have a large collection of Kaffe fabric and loved seeing how you are using yours. Makes me want to start cutting!

cookie said...

you always come up with the nicest things. I just love to come to youre Blog and look around.

Kim D. said...

Beautiful Log Cabin quilt!! I love those Kaffe fabrics.

Jean said...

Looks like a fun day of playing with fabrics.

Michelle said...

I'm glad your ripples worked out. Your log cabin is awesome! Sound like you had a fun day!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Hurray for taming the wild bias beast. I've had trouble with that too. The last one was some triangle-based basket blocks that are still not done from over a year ago (I refused to look at them any more).
Your play day looks great. Fun to sit and sew without a plan sometimes.
Vicky F

debra said...

I'm happy you found a solution for your wavy quilt. Nice to see the Log Cabin again. Heck anything Kaffe spins my world.

Vivian said...

You play, and we get to watch and learn. Following your thoughts as you create is always a joy. Thanks for sharing them with the quilting world.
Bravo to snow melting.
Boo to new snow coming.

Yuki said...

Great log cabin!

ttfn :) Yuki

Anonymous said...

Another great Sunday post. I enjoy enlarging all photo's to see the beauty in each piece of fabric. Then when you design them together it is even more wandaful.

J~MT

Leslie said...

Pretty, pretty log cabin quilt. And didn't you just have a fun day?! That's wonderful. :-)

quiltmom said...

Hi Wanda,
I sometimes feel like I have nothing original to say when I come to your blog but I can not help myself, I have to say it yet again- you have created another stunning quilt- I love the log cabin - the colors are bursting and it made me smile just looking at it. I do love the log cabin pattern- This one is particularly gorgeous.
Those Kaffe Fassett fabrics are wonderful- I love the paperweight and dotty designs- I really do want to buy some of them. There is a Canadian store that has begun to carry some of his fabrics but not the paperweight or millefiore versions. Perhaps I will order them from Hancock- Paducah on line...
I love your playing - you find a way to make your quilts sing..
Happy playing,
Regards,
Anna

Cathi said...

Gorgeous log cabin. And I love the little blocks!
We're going back into the deep freeze by week's end. Rain today and tomorrow and then snow and very cold temps.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Such a beautiful log cabin quilt! You always amaze me with the gorgeous things you put together. I'm really liking those Kaffe Fassett fabrics, too!

imquilternity said...

Oh Wanda...I love the Log Cabin quilt...it's my kind of colors. You had a fun and productive day!!

*karendianne. said...

Blogging can be so enjoyable when visiting good, natural talent. I am taken with the Log Cabin blocks. That could really be for some fun! Then your LoftheL block... ahh geez! After that... well golly I mean a girl is just so happy seeing the various blocks on display. Thank you. I really dig this post! (in case I tend to say that alot add: Extra. )

Wanda said...

Beautiful! You really make the most out of your play days!

jacquie said...

interesting solution to the wavy border...i'm filing that one away! log cabins like this are so versatile. i like how you've put them together.