Long Weekend Ahead

/ Friday 12 February 2010 /
Here are Leanne's blocks for the Modern Tradition Quilting Bee. Leanne asked for regular old log cabin blocks, but there's a bit of a nontraditional twist with these. The centre block was 3.5" and all subsequent logs were 2.5" (all measurements before sewing). With a specified block size of 12.5", it meant that the final blocks are a bit off centre, with two sides having three rounds of logs, but the remaining sides having only two rounds.
For Leanne
 So, while the blocks are not wonky at all, they are a bit eccentric. In a good way!
For Leanne
Monday is Family Day, so I'll have three days to make some progress on my projects. I'm looking forward to getting dug in with the 19th Century Reds. I need to quilt the lab quilt, as Lindsay reminded me in a comment on the last post. I also need to clear the decks of my remaining blocks for the two other bees I'm participating in. One of those is the dreaded New York Beauty, for Jennifer. I'm experiencing a clear case of approach-avoidance with that one. I want to try it, but I'm utterly intimidated by the spiky points and the curves. I'm sure there's no way I'll get all of this done, but it will be very satisfying to make a start. What about you? What are you doing this long weekend?


{ wishes, true and kind } on: 12 February 2010 at 10:12 said...

Great photos! I'm just waiting for the sun to come out a little more to take a photo outside myself. I love your eccentric log cabins!

{ Dee } on: 12 February 2010 at 10:58 said...

wonderful log cabin blocks and I like the material put together this way! great picture taking, makes me long for spring!

on NYB's, remember to use lots of pins, I sew over mine, check seam lines when sewing the outer arcs. meaning, look where your point is and be very careful to sew exactly at that point!

hope this helps! enjoy the weekend and hope you gets everything accomplished that you want to!

{ SueWis } on: 12 February 2010 at 11:10 said...

Very pretty colors; I love these fabrics!

Lucky you with your long weekend. I hope I can pack enough sewing into 2 days. :)

{ Marianne Penner } on: 12 February 2010 at 12:11 said...

Wow, pretty fabics and beautiful log cabin blocks.

{ Claudia } on: 12 February 2010 at 13:21 said...

Great log cabin blocks, Lesly!

For the weekend, I have a baby quilt I need to start working on for a coworker who is due next month. I'm going to use whatever I can find in my stash. I also have plenty of unfinished projects I ought to get going on.

{ Cheryl Arkison } on: 12 February 2010 at 14:51 said...

Family Day? Aren't you out East? I thought it was only an Alberta holiday?

Anonymous on: 12 February 2010 at 22:45 said...

Those are beautiful blocks! I'm envious of your amazing place to take photos. Beautiful.

{ Jessica } on: 14 February 2010 at 10:57 said...

i'm also a bit scared about the NYB, but for me it's finding a good pattern that comes as a 7" block. I found great ones at 8", but i don't trust myself to scale it down..

{ Deborah } on: 14 February 2010 at 12:46 said...

Gorgeous blocks and I particularly like the way they are photographed against the wood.

{ Aunt Spicy } on: 15 February 2010 at 19:37 said...

Those blocks are so great! I love the eccentric look!

{ corry } on: 16 February 2010 at 07:36 said...

I love your fabrics, so pretty to use in a logcabin!

{ Jennifer } on: 19 February 2010 at 18:35 said...

love your blocks, love your blog, love your love for your country and home..

{ Jennifer } on: 19 February 2010 at 18:35 said...

love your blocks, love your blog, love your love for your country and home..

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