Friday, July 14, 2017

Log Cabin Blocks, Liberated Triangles, 'Coins in the Sun' Finish

'Artful Log Cabin Quilts' by Katie Pasquini Masopust, great fun ideas in this book.
Binding being sewn down on my 'Coins in the Sun' small quilt.

It's a finish, 'Coins in the Sun', 22" x 18".

'Coins in the Sun' back view.

My 'liberated' log cabin blocks, 22"x17", 1st border added.

My 'liberated' triangle experiment, 12" x 12", with 1st border.

Happy Friday from the sunny Pacific NW!!
When the sun shines here the views are outstanding. The Olympic Mts to the west and the Cascade Mt range to the east are breath taking.

I've made progress on some of my projects and I've been reading and enjoying Katie Pasquini Masopust's book, 'Artful Log cabin Quilts', C&T Publishing. If you enjoy log cabin blocks and color and great ideas this is the book for you. 

My 'Coins in the Sun' is now officially done. It was started with an Ad Hoc Improv Quilts challenge.
AHIQ is hosted by Ann and Kaja , and a big thanks to them for the inspiration that comes from that.

I'm still working through Gwen Marston's classes offered by 'iquilt' . Her two classes there are, Abstract Quilts in Solids and Liberated Quilt Making. I highly recommend both. They are priceless for color use and fearless design.
My 'liberated' triangle experiment, above, is a project of mine from Abstract Quilts in Solids.
I've been spending a lot of time outside so my quilts and sewing are on the slow burner for now.

I hope you're enjoying your summer.
Enjoy your weekend and I'll be by to visit.


  1. Great finish, and some good-looking WIPs too. You are the second person this week to mention the Gwen Marston class - it's very tempting.

  2. Coins in the sun is stunning!

    1. Thanks Pamela and congratulations on one year of happy stitching.

  3. You are so good at combining colours, and I DO like that your quilts are as good looking on the back as they are on the front.

  4. What a gorgeous Coin finish. You took such care with the back; it's beautiful. {Mine are much messier. You inspire me to stretch a bit more.} I'm glad you accepted the invitation. It's such fun to see how differently everyone can interpret simple Coins.
    Have fun in the Northwest and enjoy your reading. I've been catching up on mine, too.

  5. I love the Coins Janie! Your liberated Log Cabins are looking good and yes, very good ideas in the new book Artful Log Cabins.

  6. Ah I love your 'coins' quilt, the sun is very effective against those blues! I haven't really made a quilt with the all-solids look, so am very interested in your liberated experiment too!

  7. As always, I'm blown away by your use of colour! And also that the back of your quilt is just as interesting as the front. Wonderful!!!

  8. Liberated triangle.....I love always your colours draw me in Janie. Just beautiful.

    1. Thank you Karen . Your new beaded project is fabulous!

  9. just realised I said exactly the same as Mary Anne! I'm in good company :)