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August 3, 2011

Summer Cabins

At long last, my Summer Cabins quilt is finished. Most of these wonky log cabin blocks were made by the members of Sew Bee Wonky.

I am thrilled with how this came out. It is 63" square The colors pop against the wide Kona Coal sashing and I got to show off the Mendocino prints I love so much in some random large blocks.

Thanks so much for the blocks, Ladies! This was my first virtual bee and "sew" much fun! Ha ha!

August 7, 2011

Cathedral Window Block and Charm Swap

I am almost finished with my Cathedral Window block:

I love how it looks and regularly drool over photos of whole quilts done this way but I probably won't do it again any time soon. It's a lot of work that requires a lot of precision for that block. So now, what to do with it? The most obvious possibility is a pillow. It's just going to sit until I decide.

There's a newish button on my sidebar to the right for the Rainbow Fabric Charm Swap by Ellison Lane Quilts. There are 56 people participating and everyone was assigned a color. Then you buy two fabrics in that color and cut 56 charms from each fabric. Here are mine:

I will send them off where everyone's charms will be sorted and everyone gets a rainbow of charms back. I can't wait to see 112 charms in all different colors arrive at my doorstep. Off to search for rainbow quilt pictures for inspiration!

August 14, 2011

Baby Ruched Cardigan and a New Challenge

My sweet niece, Sophie is celebrating her first birthday in a few weeks. I went through my stash and decided to use some Knit Picks Stroll Tonal to make a Baby Ruched Cardigan.

So far, so good. This is my first experience with this yarn and it's a pretty nice yarn for the price. The color has some variation and depth and it's not too splitty.

My quilt guild is part of a challenge using the new Habitat line of fabrics. This line was designed by Jay McCarroll of Project Runway fame. I wouldn't normally pick these prints so it will be a nice way to stretch my skills a bit.

We're allowed to add solids but no other prints. I received 8 fat eights so I'll definitely need some more yardage to make something substantial. Thinking....

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