Monday, April 2, 2018

Looking forward to April

    I took some time over the weekend to work on the Boxed Squares.  I just love that beautiful blue backing fabric.  I ended up quilting with a medium size meander in an all over pattern.  It is a motif that blends, and is me time to enjoy the quilting motion and pay attention to the fabric combinations that are in this one.     I completely enjoyed  the two sessions it took for me to complete this.  Now it needs a trim, squaring up, a label, and some binding.
Not a complete finish for the month, but close.    I will take that :)

  That means I can really begin /move on to the floral log cabin on point.   This is my April focus project.

  So here are the first batch....of 14 blocks.   I figure a minimum of 30 blocks for a small lap quilt.  I can play around with the design too....wondering if I might just add dark  or scrappy mixed floral sashing to make it larger?????
Time will tell. 

  Here is the info once again for making the log cabin block that I will set on point.  It is often called half log cabin, or quarter log cabin, or chevron cabin block.  Here is the first post about it. 

For each block  Cut:
3 1/2'' square ---- lightest floral
1 @  2'' x 3 1/2'' --- light floral
1 @  2'' x 5''--- light floral
1 @  2'' x 5'' --- medium floral
1 @  2'' x 6 1/2'' --- medium  floral
1 @  2'' x 6 1/2'' ---- dark medium to dark  floral
1 @  2'' x 8''  ---- dark floral

Unfinished block size is 8''.  Finished block is 7 1/2''.

  Feel free to join in and sew along, pick your own color selection, or theme fabric.  

  I finished up at the dentist this morning.....hoping the swelling does not stick around like last time and turn into a major event.  I hope I can eat some soup later:)   Any tissue damage to me takes an extended period to heal due to the Pernicious Anemia.  And I mean any.....a bruise can take up to 2 weeks to disappear.  Tomorrow I go to the podiatrist....last time it was 4 days before I could wear shoes!   At least the temperature is warmer for a few days so I can wear sandals :)    Happy stitching.  


---"Love" said...

This floral Log Cabin is going on my list of quilts to make as soon as I can get to it! I love yours! Thanks for all the tips and info you have shared in past blogs. ---"Love"

Mary said...

I still enjoy quilting with a meander too. I love watching the progress on your floral log cabin.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Love that blue backing on Boxed Squares. I also enjoy quilting with a meander - I find it very relaxing. I'll just be watching and enjoying the floral log cabin this time. Glad that spring has found you - it's still wintery here. ~Jeanne

Linda Swanekamp said...

I did cut up more pieces for the project. I did not have time to stitch any. I had dinner yesterday for 16, my daughter's baby shower and other people's stuff crowd out my sewing time. At cardio rehab they said my mental health could be better. No kidding, just let me sew! Hope you emerge strong after all the appt.

Nicki said...

That blue backing is going to be beautiful on the Boxed Square quilt. The floral log cabin on point is coming along great. I love quilts on point. Dr./Dentist appointments are never fun. Praying for an easy time coming up.

Quilting Babcia said...

Sometimes there is nothing better than a meander to quilt those busy fabrics. I love your blue backing for the boxed squares, and those quarter log cabin blocks - gorgeous! I hope your appointments go well, and it's great that your weather has warmed up enough for sandals. We're still waiting to lose the boots, lol!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I really like that watercolor feel to your floral log cabin!

Janet O. said...

That is definitely close enough to count as a finish to me!
Your log cabin blocks make me want to sew more of mine. Wonder if I could manage it with one hand? Hmmm--maybe I will give it a try. :)

Louise said...

Meander is perfect for Boxed Squares. All those lovely florals are front and center, and the quilting is a supporting player. It looks great!

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