Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hand Quilting and Four Patch Stacks, Notes and Log Cabin Blocks Settled In

One of the first block arrangements, not there yet.

The blocks on the far left side and lower corner were rearranged.

Log Cabin blocks backing.
I'm hand quilting my small butterfly quilt with pearl cotton #12.

Stacks of Four Patches, trimming and measuring going on this week.

My notes and scratch pad.

Happy Weekend!!
Summer weather and walks at the lake are what's happening here.

I've been working in shorter blocks of time, about 20 minutes, because it's too warm and I need to get up and cool off for a while. It's funny but when I'm piecing, pressing, trimming and digging around for more of this or that scrap of fabric, it can get hot. No air conditioning in this room, a fan yes, and I'm thankful for that. So to cool off I go down and out to the backyard and stick my feet in my grandson's pool for a while, nice.
And of course my blog friend, Cathy, is the one who wrote about breaking up work times into shorter  pieces and how that worked out well for her and she gets a lot done!

So this week I've been piecing and trimming On Point Four Patches. And making stacks of them, I like that. And since I've got the ruler and cutting mat out why not make stacks of other blocks for that other project I've been putting off?  

Also I finalized my Log Cabin block quilt arrangement that was stalled for a while. I had to keep asking myself, 'What is the intent here? Log Cabin blocks have something to say and just what is that?'  I decided movement was important and color could work that out.
I was thinking Log Cabin blocks mean houses (to me) and what if this was a city and you had streets and apartments and houses all lined up along sidewalks. So that helped me figure out the final placement so it made sense.

And my note/scratch paper pad! I'm a doodler at heart and spend a lot of time drawing and writing. It's a good way to unwind and plan I think. Are you a doodler?

So that's the news around the shire, where little feet are running up and down the hall.

Have a great week and I'll be by to visit.