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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Block Party

On Friday, I got out of work in the early afternoon (after a week in training), and headed home to get some sewing time in since I missed out on my time the rest of the week. I was a little scattered, as there are some things I want to work on, and they are not on my to-do list for the month, and I try to get the to-do list done first, so I can move on to the other projects guilt free!

After a little reviewing of projects, I decided to work on log cabins for my nephew's QOV. It has extra urgency now since he arrived home safely on Monday night. Now I understand why log cabin quilts are so impressive. I've always loved them and always wanted to make one, but never thought before about how many pieces are in each block. It took me the rest of the afternoon and a little into the evening to finish 6 red blocks. I added them to the 2 I did at retreat and I think they are looking pretty good. My bee mates will make me blocks this month, so I will wait to make more until I get those and see what color they are (I told them they could either make red or blue).
My mom came up to work with me while I was early in the sewing of the log cabins. She worked on cutting out a beautiful star quilt through the afternoon and into the evening. It has 15 sections with different stars and connecting sashing (mostly flying geese), so she wanted to get several of the sections kitted so that when she was ready to work on them, she could just sew.
When I finished the log cabins, I really wanted to go down to the basement to work on my HQ, but mom was in the middle of a kit, so I decided to start cutting for a couple comfort quilt blocks that I need to send out this week. I managed to lay them out correctly, but sew the squares on the end incorrectly 6 of the 8 points! Arrgghh...what started as a couple blocks took the rest of the night, and as I was sewing them together, I begin to wonder if they were all supposed to be red, white, and blue or just patriotic. I hope the gold, red, and blue one can work in the quilt!
Here's what I had to show for myself after 6 hours in my sewing room. It was a great time to work and sew with my mom.


jillquilts said...

The blocks look great! Good job!

Jen said...

Your log cabins look great!!!!

Piwacket said...

Oh wow! The log cabin blocks are really impressive, as are the RWB blocks. You do such great work!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I love those blocks! That is going to be one beautiful quilt! Hope you have a great weekend!