Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Weddings and Scrappy Log Cabin QAL Update 2

Hi Everyone!  It has been a busy beginning to 2015!

Like many of you in the US, we have had ice, bitter cold and snow, making the daily trek to work a bit of a challenge. I was fishtailing down the highway last week, thank goodness it was controllable and no accident occurred! This week has been a bit warmer, and much easier.

My youngest son got engaged at Christmas and we have been busy planning an August wedding. So much fun! I am blessed that his lovely fiance' has included me in the planning. 

They will be married in a small wedding at the beautiful Castle Farms in Charlevoix Michigan. Just a stones throw from Lake Michigan.

And my oldest son has been busy preparing for a move to Switzerland to join his beautiful new wife next week. They were married in a beautiful, private ceremony at the Grand Canyon in late November. They are so happy and isn't that what we all wish for? What a wonderful opportunity to live abroad. I am looking forward to a trip to Switzerland next year! And of course the trips they will make home to the U.S. also.

Life is good,  as parents this is what we do, we teach our children and give them wings to fly and when they leave home hopefully they will soar..... I am very blessed - mine are soaring!  

So we are now officially into week 3 of the Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Along. How are you doing? I have seen many beautiful, scrappy blocks and quilts popping up on Instagram- IG!  If you have a chance be sure and ck out the hashtag #scrappylogcabinqal!  Kim over @Javadiva hosted last week and @Elnorac is hosting this week so be sure and check out her feed for the sweet prizes she is giving away. Winner to be drawn on 1/24/15, Saturday. I will be hosting next week 1/25/15!

Here is my next block almost ready to go, just need to finish picking out my Low Volume strips.

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Many have asked me how I am making my quilt blocks - here is the low down.

My blocks are planned to be 14.5 inches unfinished. I am following the tutorial by Ashley from Film In the Fridge. If you have checked out her great quilt and tutorial, you will notice she leaves the measurements up to you. She chose to have much more white space in her quilt than I am. And by leaving the measurements up to the reader you get a very scrappy and irregular corner. You can have alot of white/low volume space or more color and wider corners.  

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Many of you would like to cut prior and then chain piece. I understand that. So in an effort to assist with that I am working on a tutorial that give you two sets of measurements. One will give a regular, repeatable look. The other will give a more irregular look (this is the one I am using). I will be posting those next week when I am host for the Scrappy Log Cabin QAL. 

Happy Stitching!


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome 2015 and the Scrappy Log Cabin QAL!

Good Morning and Happy 2015!
Today starts the kick off for my Scrappy Log Cabin which is a QAL on IG. You can read all about in in my previous post here.

Today I am going to share my plan which is very simple. You may choose to follow along the lines of my scrappy quilt or choose to make a totally different pattern - up to you!

 I finally had the courage to dump the big plastic bin on the table, and oh my..... I must say I was stunned at how much was in there. About 3 yrs worth of scraps! To be honest I have enough scraps for more than one quilt! And at the same time it is so much fun to look at all the different pieces and reminisce about what projects they went into and the person they went too.... Ok-I digress. Just keeping it honest here.

This is my inspiration quilt from Heather over at www.quiltorstitch.blogspot.com. Used with her permission. Be sure and check out her awesome projects! 

Now here is my plan for my Converging Corners quilt. This is a variation of the Scrappy Log Cabin and I will be using the tutorial from Ashley over at Film in the Fridge.  I plan on using low volume fabrics for the "white" part and using wider strips on my corners. Only one little coloring "Ooops!" there.

Ready?  Set......Go! Lets bust some scraps and make those blocks! Be sure and tag your block pictures with the hashtag #scrappylogcabinqal on IG to be entered into any prize drawings. 

Happy Stitching!

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