| Lob Cabin blocks and Summer Plaids quilt tops.|
| Orphan blocks and new hand pieced scrappy blocks.|
| Summer Plaids in piecing process.|
| Summer Plaids quilt top 28" X 29" as it now stands.|
Hello Quilt Friends from the Valley!
Where it's been sunny but cooler, nice change.
This last week a new grand daughter has been added to our family, very precious.
And I've had time to get some hand quilting and piecing done and thinking about how to finish a couple of quilt tops.
My Summer Plaids quilt top, started about 2 yr.s ago, is scrappy made of plaid shirtings, prints and solids. I want to make it at least 36" X 36" so more scrappiness will be added. I had it folded and stored away and then when getting something I needed for another project, I saw its summer colors and had to get it out to celebrate the end of summer.
Then I decided on the final arrangement of my newer Liberated Log Cabin block quilt top inspired by a Temecula Quilt Co 'Down Home Darling' challenge. The challenge called for traditional piecing but I had to throw in some improv design to make it more interesting for me. I made the center of the blocks all in red prints but in different sizes and so the logs (strips) are in different widths. The blocks are set in 'furrough' formation. And the next step will be to get all the blocks pieced together.
I've also been adding to my 'parts department' by hand piecing blocks from scraps.
And that, Quilt Friends, is the quilt news from the valley, where I'm remembering to be thankful.
'Count your blessings, name them one by one!' Do you remember that song?
I'll be by to visit!