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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Log Cabin Loonies Linky Party Week 3

 Oh what fun to make these cute little blocks!  And there are so many different layouts to use.
Such a fun quilt along.........be sure to check juliekquilts to read more about this quilt along.
I have been posting about my system for making these little gems!  See previous posts.
And I am also working on some little HST mats.  Photo of one of my favorite things....walking foot quilting next to seams!  More about these in my next blog post later this week.

Linking to juliekquilts    and    Freemotion by the River

Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Monday, August 20, 2018

Log Cabin Loonies Linky Party Week 2

 Time for posting about progress on the Log Cabin blocks!  It is fun to be sewing with others doing this log cabin quilt along!  You can still join in with juliekquilts and did you know there are prizes?

The first photo was taken last Friday of the first blocks I finished and I posted on IG and on FB in my Cinnamon Holiday Workshop Group.
 The second photo is one I took today and it shows my system for doing these sweet little blocks!  The board has blocks finger pressed and ready to add the next strip to each one.  On the top stack on the right are blocks that had a strip sewn on them and waiting their turn on the board!!  And the bottom right is the stack of finished blocks so far.  See my last post for more of my system for doing these blocks.
Yesterday we had a nice walk along the harbor.  It was a good way to get those steps!!

Oh....I won the drawing from the first week of Log Cabin Loonies....thank you Julie!

Linking to juliekquilts   and
Linky Tuesday Freemotion by the River

Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Log Cabin Loonies Linky Party week 1

 Tuesday is the day for sharing our progress on our log cabin blocks.  This is such fun and I can't wait to see how everyone else is doing!

The first photo is my test block....for this log cabin quiltalong hosted by JulieKQuilts.

The blocks are 4½".  The strips are 1" strips and the centers are 1½" squares.  And I think it is more fun if the centers are stored in a cute dish!  I got the idea from Julie.
 Second photo was at the sewing machine with the chain piecing of those little blocks.  I am not pressing with an iron until the end like Julie suggested and it is what she does.  Finger pressing goes a lot quicker!!
This is the photo I took last week when I was starting.  Julie has directions on her blog.  Piecing is done counter clockwise. 

I have been making tiny log cabins before....but I go clockwise with my other log cabin blocks.  AND I don't have the lights and darks....they are mostly mediums all scrappy.  Now I am searching for darks and realize I don't have as many darks as I do mediums in my stash!  But I will keep searching....I have my fabrics in various areas of my house!

I hope those reading about this will join in the fun!  Here is the link to the post about directions:

Linking to juliekquilts
and Freemotion by the River  Linky Tuesday

Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Some small finishes plus more

 Finished crazy improv miniquilt made to fit on top of old cabinet made by my father-in-law many years ago.  It is a cherished piece of furniture in our bedroom and I decided it needed a colorful top.
I blogged about the start of this miniquilt in my July 1 post here

Photos as I was putting it together.  A very fun process of making quilts.  Craftsy class by Jacquie Gering.
Then I decided to make a little potholder with some leftover pieces.
A finish from last month is the little red and aqua mug rug...plain but I love it!
Back of the mug rug....these are fabrics by Pat Sloan.
And I made another Solstice block....I have 9 made and not even half done with them yet!

For those who like to make log cabin blocks...................
Remember the log cabin loonies?   Julie is back with a 14 week sew along making 4" blocks.
The link to her blog post today is here 

More to share....another day....

Link to Freemotion by the River   Linky Tuesday

Smiles and hugs....Caryl