"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Going Wonky!

John over at QuiltDad is leading the way for the third quilt along in the Old Red Barn Co. group on Flickr! I wasn't going to join, but I couldn't resist a wonky log cabin!! A quick trip through my {neatly organized and beautifully displayed} stash produced these Heather Bailey fabrics, and I jumped in!

Here's my first block! I like it, but I think it's too "mushy". I want more definition between the fabrics. I'll probably use this one as a pillow or something.

So I tried using more of a "courthouse steps" approach... but I got a little *too* wonky, and ended up cutting off some seam allowances! Still, I like this block MUCH better, and plan to make the rest of my blocks more along this model. But I intend to leave seam allowances on the rest of the blocks :)

I also finished making the last block for the "Birdie" quilt, and put together most of my blocks for the Oh Fransson Mod Sampler Quilt Along that was back in the spring. There are a couple more quilts I plan to make the blocks for, including the Zig-Zag quilt-along, which was the last ORBC quilt. Altogether I have 5 quilts that I am making blocks for at the moment.

Why am I making all these blocks instead of piecing the quilts together? Because I have a quilt retreat coming up in a couple weeks with my quilt guild!! Three fabulous days of sewing, laughing, eating, and staying up until 3am sewing! My plan is to have all the blocks for several quilts done before it starts, and then get the tops pieced together at the retreat. I did this last year and it was really fun!

1 comment:

  1. That'll only make the rest of us feel like we got nothing done again!