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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just a fun day.......

I finished the log cabin blocks so this one is ready to sew together.  It will be approximately 45" x 63" before borders.

A couple days ago a "noreply comment blogger" (this means you have a Google account but have not enabled your email address) asked if I used a foundation to piece my blocks.  I don't because I like to chain piece at least 4 - 6 at a time.


I do it the old fashioned  way, just sewing seams to piece the blocks, not following a printed grid.  I add 4 strips around the center and then take it to the iron to press.  If you have ever worked with batiks you know you can fingernail press the seams as you go.  After each round of 4 strips it goes to the ironing board.  I have precut my strips to needed lengths for this quilt.


I am still playing with the bag of cutaway strips.  I have 5 groups sorted here, narrow 3/4" - 1" strips, strips less than the full width of the fabric, purple strips, and a group I like together.


I'll give them another day and maybe they will tell me what they want to be, LOL!!

Below is the pile of 'less than full width' strips.

All of this is just procrastination time.  There isn't any reason for the sorting, really.

14 comments:

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Hi Wanda, I'm behind on reading your postings! In fact I'm behind on a lot of the blogs I follow, poop!

I love your log cabin blocks, I have yet to make one. Sorting your scraps is always appropriate, just think of it as planting seeds for a future project!

Linda

Maria said...

Oh what wonderful pile of lovely strips.

Sewing Junkie said...

A pile of scraps can put a smile on your face and a time of total escape from your troubles. Anxious to see what you do with them. chris

Julie Bagamary said...

OOO so beautiful. I was just playing in my batik remnant bin yesterday. Oh, what fun!

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

THat pile of scraps looks like a lot of fun ready to happen. Have a great day.
Mary Ann

The Sewing Loft said...

I just love your log cabin arrangement and enjoy seeing photos of what you are doing. Thanks for sharing.

Barb

dls said...

Love seeing your process and reading about how and why.... thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

geesh girl! you get so much done so fast. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

"Just a fun day"... is just a fun post for us !

J~MT

Muddling Through said...

Sorting those strips is just you idling your motor. It will be interesting to see what develops when you put your foot down. :)
Could you maybe give me the measurements of the pieces in your log cabin? I like the way yours looks, but then again, I like everything you make!

CharlotteP said...

No reason for sorting...but who knows what interesting new idea may pop into your head while you're playing with all those wonderful colour combinations!

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

I am the "no reply comment blogger." Did not realize you couldn't see my e-mail address.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around doing a log cabin w/o foundation piecing it. You said you had your strips already precut to the right length. They would have to be precut to the right width, too. Right? Which somehow seems like so much more work than using a foundation.

By the way, the log cabin quilt is gorgeous! But then everything you do is, too.

Pat said...

I always enjoy your blogs and the energy you have for sewing. The quilts you are working on are beautiful. I am getting ready to go into my sewing room and sew some scraps of mine together now. I can't wait to see what you will be working on next.

Cathi said...

Sorting those strips isn't procrastination -- it's play time! Sometimes that kind of play leads to some real delights.