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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sew many quilts, sew little time!!

I have been busy lately working on "abandoned" projects. A few years ago I purchased a darling little bag of strips of 30's Reproduction fabrics and pattern for a "Confetti Quilt". The strips were sewn together in pairs then the pairs sewn together and cut apart then sewn together to make a 16-patch block. 30 blocks are sewn together in a 5x6 setting with no borders. It has really turned out to be a very sweet quilt. I have a back and binding chosen and I'm ready to quilt. I'm thinking swirls or meandering.

Another "abandoned" project (I'm afraid there are many :) ) is called "Cabin Fever" from the book by the same name by Whimsicals designed byTerri Degenkolb.
I bought the book and all the fabrics on retreat in 2007. I am always seduced by "house" themed quilts. You will see many more of them as I work my way through all the "kits" I have collected. Anyway, I finished the houses and completed the "neighborhood", now all I need to do is make the 24- 7 1/2 inch log cabin blocks..what???? wait 7 1/2 inch finished? oh I'm sure I didn't realize that when I fell for this quilt!! Well, I guess I could change the borders..right. Can you tell I'm trying to talk myself in or maybe out of making this border?
 No, I will just have to take a deep breath and sew those SMALL log cabin blocks because I know that I will not be happy with this quilt with out them. I will post again when the borders are on.
I guess I had better get busy cutting those 1 1/4  ( are you kidding??) inch strips..maybe I should consider foundation for this one. There's a thought. I'll let you know what I decide>
To be continued...


  1. I love the confetti quilt. So vibrant.

  2. Your 30's quilt top turned out so adorable!
    I love the House quilt top too!
    Yikes...that's a lot of narrow strip piecing. I'd probably paper piece them.
    Best wishes on the completion of those log cabin blocks!