Saturday, January 28, 2012

I know what you are thinking...

I sewed a little for me last night! :) It did feel great, but I also know that I need to stay on top of these other quilts. So I did make me a little schedule to go by, that way I can get them done in a timely manner and also sew for myself.

This is what I did last night!!! I know what you are thinking....another one?? Yep! I just love making these blocks!
My first log cabin block was back in early 2010 when I made this one and I was hooked! After we get the painting done, I plan on hanging this on the balcony wall. If I remember correctly it measures 96x96. And I know I started this Courthouse Step quilt a while back and it still isn't completed. Well, it's close! I have it sewn into 4 sections and I need to sew the border on. Not even sure why I don't have it done yet, because it would take me all of 30 minutes to finish it. :(

But I just love making these blocks! They are addictive and mindless! I'm sure some of you are wondering why I am paper piecing such a simple block but I have a few reasons. 1) Precision 2) I love paper piecing and 3) most of these are made from scraps and strings and I don't want to take the time to cut them exact! I cut them to the length needed and just start sewing! So much fun for me!

Here I have some of the pieces separated and ready to sew. I keep them organized in small baskets for easy clean up and keeping them all sorted. BTW... Bernie, if you are reading this you will see the red fabrics that you sent to me. I started to work on my red/white quilt, but not sure what I have done with my white fabric for it. I'll have to dig for it. :)

Okay, back to the log cabin blocks. LOL! I only have 5 of them finished right now but I'm hoping to do a few more tonight before bed. I'm not even sure which layout I will use for this one.

This is the new customer quilt to be quilted. I have the backing loaded on the frame but I just have the top laying there. I haven't loaded it on there yet. It is another big one and it is soooo pretty! I have 3 to do for this lady. Her name is Maruzia, she is 76 years old and she pieces perfectly! I've quilted for her before and just love doing her quilts. I think every quilt that she does have mitered corners and they lay so flat and every seam in the quilts are exact. Anyway, this quilt is very pretty and I will try to get a better photo of it later. On the supper menu tonight....Chili!! Nothing like a big pot of chili to get you warmed up on a cold night.
Supper is over and I'm heading upstairs to the sweat shop to sew!!!



Libby said...

Yum! I love chili when it's cold outside! Yours looks very good!
I really want to see that customer quilt. It looks fantastic and I love those fabrics.
I think your log cabin blocks are perfect. Where do you get your log cabin paper piece patterns? You always do such pretty piecing!

Janet O. said...

Love your log cabin blocks--and the two finished quilts. I've never seen them paper pieced before. It certainly makes them precise!
Chili looks yummy! I'm just stirring up a big pot of potato/bacon soup and the bread is almost out of the oven.

Angie said...

Ah man, you all are making me HUNGRY LOL Your log cabin blocks and quilts are gorgeous, Kristie. I have the Courthouse Steps on my 'bucket list' and looking at your blocks, it may be time for me to start another regular log cabin. What size do your logs finish to? They are beautiful.

Yvette said...

I love log cabin and courthouse steps blocks. I also like the way they come out perfect when you paper piece them, I just hate the mess when you have to take the paper off. LOL

Me and My Stitches said...

Log cabins are my favorite too. Glad you found a little time to sew just for you!

jillquilts said...

Way to go on doing a little quilting for yourself! I feel like all I am doing is quilts for others with a deadline right now. :)

And love that customer quilt that you have loaded!

Honey Bear said...

I love your log cabins blocks too. They just look so bright and cheerful. So glad you are doing some of your own things, rather than just customer quilts.

lil red hen said...

When I saw you were doing something for yourself I said, "Oh good!" Log cabin blocks are some of my favorites too; I also paper piece mine for the same reasons, and the designs for setting them together seem endless.

Floss said...

I love your first log cabin quilt, it is a stunner. Glad that you are getting some time to sew for yourself too.