Saturday, 8 February 2014

Washington Log Cabin

What a week - all a bit fractured, fragmented with various things, so not as much to post about as I had hoped.  Mind you, doing a bit of sewing in between all the rest of it was my quiet centre, time to think or not to think.  The more I sew, the more important it is to me - how do you feel about it, where you are now?

So my finish today is my Washington Log Cabin, so called because it is predominantly made with leftover fabric from the Washington Medallion Block of the Month, which was my very first post (here).  I also blogged about the Log Cabin here and in my last post.  I finally finished hand sewing the binding, and although it is not such a surprising finish, as you have already seen the WIP, I am still delighted to be able to put the quilt on our bed at last.  As is was too wet to hang it on the washing line for a photo, my son is holding it up folded in four - sorry, best I could do.

 I love the feather quilting my longarm quilter friend Susie did for me.  I think I may be revisiting Log Cabin again before too long - it really does help bust that stash!

Apart from that, I have squeezed in a little chain piecing, making sample blocks for my Indigo Dreams class in a different colourway.  I have used some Judie Rothermel/ Marcus Briothers reproduction fabric from a long time ago (the Regency Collection according to the selvage) with Jo Morton shirtings.  The block is called Broken Dishes, even though it is not the same as the one more commonly called by that name.

I have also been playing with some leftover half square triangles from another quilt I made a while ago from Fig Tree fabrics.  I hate to throw away anything I have cut and stitched, even if it is surplus to the project it was cut and stitched for (well, I hate to throw anything away fullstop...), so I trimmed the HSTs to 2 1/2" and wondered what to do with them and the remaining chunks of fabric.  I decided to have a go at the anvil block, not too complex, focus on the HSTs and not too  much else required.  Will keep you posted.

I'm linking to Crazy Mom Quilts even though it's Saturday morning here in England: we lost our internet connection last night because of the storms so I couldn't post then.  Hope this is within the rules, or at any rate the spirit, of Finish it up Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I'm visiting from Crazy mom Quilts Finish it up Friday .... Beautiful sewing projects . I am a lover of Joanna's fig Tree Fabric too though I haven't made anything as of yet. I have several pieces in my stash ..... just need to break down and cut into it. Thanks for the inspiration. janita