Saturday, May 12, 2018

Light Log Cabin Blocks, Butterflys, Improv Block Experiment, Sew Stitch Snap Share

Final arrangement of my light liberated log cabin blocks. 

Two borders added, 6 1/2" blocks.

My butterflies pin basted ready for machine quilting.

Close up with three borders, on the left.

Liberated, improv test block, quilted with binding.

Back with lovely turquoise batik, 5 x 6 1/2".

Liberated 'Smoky Plum', sampler blocks, final arrangement.

Close view, Kona solids, batiks and print, 12 1/2" blocks.

Happy Weekend!
From the Pacific North West, where we have blue sky and great views of the local volcanoes, today.
And the pollen count is high.
Also, Mother's Day is tomorrow, Happy Mother's Day moms everywhere.

This week I've got borders sewn on my light log cabin blocks and pinned basted my small butterfly quilt.
It was based on Fig Tree & Co. Quilt Shop pattern, Mini Painted Ladies.
I also had time to 'play/experiment' and came up with an improv block I liked and finished it as a very small quilt to keep for future reference.

And I came up with the final arrangement for my liberated 'Smoky Plum' sampler blocks. For some reason I had it in my mind to keep the nine patch block in the middle, but I realized it would look better on the outside. I'm happy with it now. Now onto the borders.

I'm linking up with Julie @ justjulielou to share what I've been 'working on this week and to get inspired by what others are creating too'.
Thanks Julie for hosting this week.

That's the news around here. Enjoy the spring and share a smile, I'll be buy to visit.


Julierose said...

Beautiful projects; I L O V E your butterflies--so lovely--is this a pattern or just your own? great work hugs, Julierose

Queeniepatch said...

You have dotted batik in every block of Smoky Plum and that keeps the blocks together, so the nine patch could go anywhere. I am glad you have found a place for it that you like.

Pamela said...

You do some wonderful things with log cabin blocks! Your butterflies are stunning.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Can't decide which of these quilts I like the best, but if I had to choose it would be the flutter-byes. Happy Mother's Day!

Janie said...

Thank you, Julierose, my butterflies are based on Fig Tree & Co.'s mini Painted Ladies pattern.
Have a great day!

Janie said...

Thank you, Mary Ann, happy Mother's Day to you too.

Julie said...

Love your butterflies - I am in awe of anyone who can do improv piecing. Thanks for linking to Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh nice light version of liberated log cabin blocks! So, not long now before you have your butterfly quilt all finished and Smoky Plum looks to be ready to be stitched together.

Kaja said...

You have got a lot done. Such lovely projects, all of them.