Sunday 8 December 2013

Sewing Therapy

 I've put aside all of my other projects for the time being, in favour of working on some "easy" sewing. Just cut strips and sew them together. I needed something productive to do, without a lot of thinking! No planning and no designing, either. To balance the other challenges in my life at the moment. Turns out this kind of quiltmaking is very rewarding.

I had out my box of reds, and a selection of white/cream/lights. Just cut strips and sew them together.  I have 48 blocks made at this point, and am going for 64 blocks. 1" logs, 9" blocks.  I think I'll switch the centre to white, though, so the biggest full diamond ends up being red. And I could quilt something on the white centre, too.

Some of my inspiration for this one comes from Wanda over at Exuberant Color, link here.  She has made over 30 Log Cabin quilts, and I read through most of her posts about them. Very interesting reading.  I really like the way she puts her many different fabrics together into amazing quilts.

It's a long way from being finished, and I don't know when I'll get to quilting it, but I just love how this is looking so far.

Linking up with The Needle and Thread Network, here, and Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday, here.


  1. Hi! I just found your blog and I love it. Your have an amazing talent and there is so much inspiration here. I am retired and have just started to have the time to play with my sewing machine again. For so many years I just used it for mending :) Now, I am having so much fun, and have just started quilting . . . and I must say that I am hooked. I've also just recently purchased a Brother machine with embroidery . . . well, this grandma is having a ball. I feel honored to be your newest follower.
    Please come visit.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. Absolutely beautiful- I love red and white quilts and the little yellow block is the perfect touch.

  3. Wonderful quilt....hard to beat the Log Cabin

  4. I love how it's looking so far too! Very striking!

  5. Hi, Ilene. There's nothing like a good ol' fashioned log cabin and the red and white combination is one of my favorites. Your heart quilt is wonderful and I really liked your bag/backpack as well. Have a very merry holiday season!
    best, nadia


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