I'm at a stand still with some my current quilting projects.
I'm in need of more fabric.
Come to think of it, is there a quilter in existence who isn't?
So this weekend I pulled out a project that's been stashed away for a while. Last year I started a Texas Log Cabin top and this weekend I pulled it out again. Here's the pattern:
I miss Texas. When we moved, I even considered redrawing the state lines. Grin! No, I don't have that power, but let's just pretend I do!
And here's a peek:
It may be a while before I can actually show the completed quilt because I am certain another project (or 2) will catch my fancy and I'll flit off in another direction before long, but I still really like this pattern and hope I can keep my nose to the grindstone long enough to make some real progress.
This morning started at 4:30 and now it's 6. Breakfast has been devoured, dishes have been washed, laundry has been started, bed has been made. Leaves lots of time in the day!
I need 96 blocks and had made 14. Everyone says the Log Cabin is easy to piece and it is, but these strips are only 1.25" and when I was cutting them I thought I would be cutting forever! The goal was to make the original quilt which is 67"x94". We'll see.
As soon as I started piecing more blocks this weekend I noticed that something was off. The previous blocks were quite a bit smaller than the new ones. Sigh. New quilter syndrome must have been present. I must have been so excited about learning to quilt and thought I could just whip out a quilt in no time and I jumped in with both feet, not paying close attention to the importance of the 1/4" seam. Apparently my newly acquired 1/4" quilting skills were not up snuff last year.
The good news is that I have made 10 new blocks this weekend.
The bad news: I now find myself ripping the 14 blocks apart and resewing them. Sure hope there's a good movie...or two..on tonight.