Wednesday, October 27, 2010


It has been a while since I had time to post on a Wednesday. But with the finish of Christmas gifts there has been a turnaround in the studio.

The first thing I worked on was scrappy blocks for the Scrappy Quilt Along at Pleasant Home.

She is going to give several different ideas for using strips and strings to move those leftovers along to become quilts, bags, etc. I have made straight string blocks (right now a UFO) but this is the first time I have sewed strings in more of a log cabin format. Here I used primarily 1.5” strips that came out of this bin.

Please note that there seems to be enough strips left to completely fill the bin again. I think I will do several more before I put the bin back in place. I see a fun comfort quilt coming here.

Yesterday I was outside getting finish pictures of my Christmas gifts before packing them away. I was helped by Ms. Murphy, our adopted cat.

She has now had her first vet visit and shots and is scheduled for her “operation.” She better stick around now.

And when we take the dogs out, there she is, running along right with us. We never leave the property so she stays pretty safe.

And she and Abby love to explore our woods, where Ms. Murphy also frequently has lunch (uck).

This morning I skipped quilting for machine embroidery.

I found these earrings at Walmart and spent a couple of days looking through my embroidery designs for an appropriate design to go with them. I will be wearing these tomorrow at my WW meetings and then again to an employee meeting on Saturday and a Halloween party later that evening. I call this my “subtle” Halloween outfit.


orchidlover said...

Love the new outfit.

Great blocks for your scrapquilt. I made a scrap log cabin a few years ago. It was great fun seeing what fabric came out of the box to use next

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Joanne Lendaro said...

The blocks are lookin' good! The quilt will be fantastic, can't wait to see it completed. The shirt is cute, LOVE it!!

Nanato4 said...

I love log cabin quilts ... I never thought of making a scrappy one. I'll have to add that to my list of "must make" quilts! So many quilts ... so little time. ha!

Mary said...

I love making String Log Cabin's nice to just start sewing from my string bins with no cutting needed.

Anonymous said...

Ms Murphy is very lucky and has such beautiful markings! Your Baskets and Lace quilt is also beautiful!!! Love it!