Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cabin Building

Back in April I showed you the log cabin quilt that I'm working on.  I had finished up all my blocks, and then realized I goofed!  I added the colors to my orange blocks in the wrong order.  The last two rounds should have been switched.  



Although fixing this wasn't a fun idea and I needed more fabric, it really was the right thing to do.  I appreciate all the readers who left me comments about this-- and I took your advice and did the blocks over.  Don't they look better??  Yep, very happy!  

With consistent color placement the blocks look perfect together!

The next step was choosing a layout.  Playing with the blocks on my design wall was a lot of fun.  
This is the layout I'd had in mind from the beginning.

I played with several variations of this idea, although apparently I was so engaged in the block swapping I forgot to take photos.  

Once this one was up I knew I was finished!  I couldn't stop SMILING!
Do you see a small problem?  Yes, I need a few more blocks!  In order to make three more blocks I need more fabric!  Again, my cabin is on hold.  Oh well.... I know it will be worth the wait!

Happy Stitching!
Staci


Previous posts about this project:
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Sewing on the Farm

Summer.
When our kids were small it was one crazy season!  Busy busy busy!  Once we hit the empty nest stage summers were long and quiet.  Now that we've moved to Texas summer has become a busy season again.  My beautiful sewing machine and I haven't had much time together lately, but I've been able to spend more time with my family, so I'm not about to complain!!

DAUGHTER and I did spend some sewing time together a couple weeks ago, and we spent the day on the Farm!  Making Farm Girl Vintage blocks continues to delight us. 

DAUGHTER is using Hi Dee Ho from Me & My Sister for her blocks. 

Here is Apron Strings.  DAUGHTER didn't love this block as it was designed, so she went her own way with it. 

Next up is Crops.  This one just kills me with cuteness!

Postage Stamp.  Can you tell my DAUGHTER is a librarian?  All the colors in orderly rows!

Lastly there is Sunday Morning.  This is another block where DAUGHTER put her own stamp on it.  I just LOVE the stripes in this one. 

My blocks are made with a mashup of Pie Making Day and Mimosa.
Here's my Apron Strings.

Crops.  I just love this block!  So cute and fun to make.

Postage Stamp.  It was fun to sort through the scraps for this one.  

Sunday Morning.

That's life on the Farm Girl Vintage Farm this month!  We are already looking forward to the next batch!

Happy Summer Stitching!
Staci

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2016 FAL Finish: Hands 2 Help Quilt

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Hands 2 Help quilt for Happy Chemo is finished--and has been sent out in the mail!  Yipee!!

Quilt Name: Happy Patches
Fabrics: Make Life by Sweetwater and
various prints from my stash
Batting: Dream Poly from Quilter's Dream
Size: 48.5 x 48.5
Quilted: at home with Pfaff Creative Expressions 5.


It's always exciting to me when something can be made entirely from stash. Every print in this quilt is a leftover bit from another project. Even the backing was a leftover bit from the backing on my Farmer's Wife quilt.
The quilt was very simply quilted with straight lines and looks nice and cuddly.  The scrappy binding was hand stitched on the back.  All in all, I'm pleased with this sweet little quilt. 

This quilt is one of my 2nd Quarter goals for the 2016 Finish Along, too!
Happy Dancing all around!!  

FAL 2016

Happy Dance Quilting, friends!
Staci



Previous posts about this quilt can be found: