I blame Elaine Adair for these blocks. They are ALL her fault. She has made several really cool log cabin quilts that kind of dance across the quilt because they get cut apart and then resewn into a slightly different block before she sews them together. I had to try it! And, then she posted a tutorial on her blog. Well, you see why I had to make them.
Two Christmases ago Jenny gave me a roll of black and whites which I thought would go perfectly in this quilt and even better, they are 5" wide so I can get a lot of 1.5" strips out of them. It was kismet -- how could I not do them? So they are like my second leader and ender project. (I know, I know how can I do two ender projects? Easy -- sew a couple of the Carolina Christmas units and then a couple of the logs onto strips. While I was visiting Jenny I raided her scrap bag. She made a black, white and red bargello quilt several years ago. I grabbed a bunch of her blacks, whites, reds for the center pieces and darn, a soft purple, a yellow a... well you get the idea. Her stash is way newer than mine and I like it! I wasn't planning on counting it until I realized how much I took. So, now I'm measuring the strips and will add it to my statistics in December. Why not, I've added so much to my stash this year I'll never make a dent in it again. Ever. Honest!
Goals for Week of 11/28/11
Secret little quilt for a swap… √
Layout beige and turquoise quilt, start sewing rows together (put on the back burner)
Make more blocks for the FCQ Equilter’s Komen quilt √
Finish Clue 4 of Carolina Christmas, √ start putting blocks together √
Make a quiltie started all three…
Baby sit Sophia √
Sew with Sharon √
Not a bad week in terms of getting my list done. This week's is a bit longer but hopefully just as doable.
Goals for Week of 12/5/11
Occupy my Studio
Finish secret little quilt
Begin secret Christmas present
Finish 3 quilties
Mail off quilties, small quilt and a return
Start Christmas cards
Put Christmas quilt on bed, hang 2 others
Tie off threads on red, white and blue and give to charity
Work on Carolina Christmas
Work on black & white log cabin blocks
Make and wrap ornament for guild exchangeWrap cookie cutter for guils exchange
Make a couple of pillowcases to go with the Christmas quilt (?)
Make more blocks for the FCQ Equilter’s Komen quilt
What are you working on? Have you seen what folks are working on all over the web? Go to Patchwork Times to take a look.