Sunday, April 26, 2015

Scrap quilt # 6 Log Cabin

It has been a very busy week. Much time was spent out of doors getting the garden planted. I still have to plant the cucumbers and some squash, but the rain came before I could finish. My garden isn't very large but living in the south, we are constantly battling the war on weeds. We got three inches of rain on Friday, so things are pretty soggy right now.



I ended the week with the start of a cold. Chills, sore throat, and an nasty cough. So it has been hard to get motivated the last couple of days. I was able to sit behind the machine and work on my log cabin blocks. I am determined this summer to use up this bag of plaids that I pulled out of my stash. It is time for these fabrics to become a quilt.  Last week I made sixteen blocks and this week I completed 18 more.


I also have a good start on the next 40.  So hopefully this week all of these strips will be added to complete the 40 blocks. That gives me over 70 blocks complete that could make a decent size quilt.  But, I like large usable quilts so why not keep going till I have exhausted these scraps. I am linking up with WIP BE GONE




27 comments:

  1. Oh just gorgeous! Love your plaid log cabin!

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    1. So traditional but sew much fun to stitch. I thought I would get bored stitching these but flipping each log to press is so much fun. I really like the plaids and it is about time they leave that grocery bag they have been in over a year.

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  2. Love the look of your garden beds - will be great to see progress over the seasons. Weeds are always the drawback of rain but I'll take the rain any day!
    Sounds like really good progress on the blocks - keep up the good work :)

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    1. Thanks, I love to watch the garden grown and picking a few weeds everyday and keeping it mulched with leaves once the heat comes will help also. I can't believe after years of quilting I am making my first log cabin.

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  3. Wow, 3 inches! We got 7 hundredths and are very grateful for every drop - not that it will make the drought go away. Everything looks so clean. Your garden is going to be lovely. Nice log cabin blocks, Carla. Look forward to seeing them assembled. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.

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    1. I have heard about the Ca drought! Wish we could send you some. We were in a drought a couple of years ago. Several large oaks died around house and it got really scary. Temps above 100 everyday and no water are not a good mix.

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  4. how many blocks do you need for a decent size? keep on going! I think a little more rain this week - I hope not a lot so I can finish work on the 3rd raised bed I will be working on filling it with dirt. Nice looking garden you will have when it fills in good!

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    1. 72 blocks would make it 90X80 but it could easily become a king Yeah more rain for us Tuesday maybe I can poke a few seeds in the ground tomorrow.

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  5. I just finished peeling the paper pieces off of 42 three inch log cabins that I paper pieced.

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    1. I printed out some papers last week for a mini pineapple. Now I just need to decide what fabric I want to use.

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  6. I really like the idea of using plaids in a log cabin quilt. Looking forward to seeing yours finished. I plan to make my eldest grandson and his wife a bear paw quilt with plaids. Some of the fabric were from my Dad's shirts.

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    1. Some of the plaids are from my husband's old shirts.LOL A Bear Paw in plaids is a great idea! I just love working with scraps and utility type quilts.

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  7. I love seeing your progress on your log cabin quilt ... you know how much I love the log cabin quilt. ;-) Where did you get all your plaids? I'm always on the lookout for plaids, but I don't seem to find them.

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    1. Some are from a fellow blogger that sent me her stash of plaids, some are from my hubby's shirts. I have had these for quite a while and really needed to get them used up. Definitely a utility type quilt but I just love them. I think I am hooked on log cabins so much fun to add the logs.

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  8. The garden area looks lovely!! :) Much rain here as well this spring.

    The log cabin is going to be so pretty!

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    1. Doesn't get better than scrappy and I really like the plaids

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  9. Wow....what a lovely quilt this will be. And you have put it together so quickly. I like the colors as well. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks! I am hoping to finish up the blocks tomorrow! The hardest part will be choosing how I set them into a quilt.

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  10. You've been very busy with gardening and lovely log cabin blocks which will make a very cozy quilt. Don't know how you do it when you aren't feeling well!

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    1. I have never been one to just sit and suffer. Sitting behind the machine was much more pleasant1

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  11. Beautiful! I love log cabins and in plaid they are just so welcoming like a hug from home. Hope you are feeling better this week. Take it easy. Love your garden... Mine is a mess of weeds although I worked on it Friday and found some plants thriving. I may just stick to pots...everything in those is doing great.

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    1. I love making these! I have been saving these plaids for a long time, so nice to finally turn them into a quilt.

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  12. Your garden is lovely and so are your log cabin blocks. Hope you feel better.

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    1. Doing a bit better today! I am really enjoying stitching the logs on these blocks!

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  13. what a pretty garden and your LC blocks look great - wow that is organization

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  14. Love to see plaids with log cabin blocks! Sounds like you have a great start even with feeling less than wonderful.:)

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  15. Love it - garden and log cabins! I'm really starting to love plaids. I've seen so many lovely projects made from them. I need to dig out my box of old men's shirts and pick a project.

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