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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Cut and sew first block.......

I made the first test block for the Target Log Cabin from Kaffe's book (shown in this post).  I am using Philip Jacobs and Martha Negley fabric too in this quilt.
 I found the sheet of paper with my calculations on it and I was correct in figuring 3 strips for one fabric (dark in this block) and 2 strips of the other.  The 2 strips at the bottom of the photo are leftover and are supposed to be used in the stripped sashing.
When I went out to fill the bird feeders I found my red weigela bush in bloom.
I cut this bush down to about 18" in the fall of 2009.  I'll have to trim it again this year.

13 comments:

Eva said...

Amazing effect from a rather simple pattern!

Impera_Magna said...

Very cool block... gonna be a fantastic quilt!

Love your weigela... love spring flowers!

frebblebit said...

I love that the square in the middle is just yellow green without the gold or pink mixed in with it. To me that says, "There's no fear of commitment, here!"

Jackie said...

Love the color combos in this block. I don't believe that I have ever seen a red weigela. We have the pink variety. The red is gorgeous!

cookie said...

love the fabric you used.
went to look at the post to see the whole quilt. awesome.
Hugs Kerstin

LynCC said...

That's a GORGEOUS block. Love the fabrics together! I wouldn't have thought to pair them, so thanks for sharing. I need to get bolder in my fabric choices.

FabricandFlowers said...

Love this block. I can't wait to see it all come together with your fabric choices. I want to do another log cabin varation also.

Pat said...

It is a nice color combination and I know the quilt is going to be beautiful. I always call the Weigela bush the Bee bush as the bee's really love it. It is doing fantastic after you cut it back. You must have a beautiful yard.

KateKwiltz said...

Are you just totally in love with that block? It's great inspiration to keep going! Beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

The fabric combination is just fabulous in that block.

Your bush is so pretty.

Michelle said...

Great contrast on that first block love the colors and patterns...this will be a beauty, I will have to add it to my list of quilts to make....I might have to start making smaller pieces...not enough time...you are sooooo fast.

Susan Tidwell said...

I like this quilt! It does not look like a log cabin, but that pattern is SO versatile. Actually it looks like this quilt that I got last year.

Purple Pam said...

What a great block. I would never have thought to use that bright floral with the darker fabric. It looks great cut into strips. Beautiful pictures of all your blooming plants.