Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Another Wonky Log Cabin Quilt In The Works


This month the theme in my sewing space to move things forward has been Strings and Things.  I've been spending so much time in the gardens whenever I can so I didn't manage to get any string quilt tops quilted but I have dug into the strings this month and made one twin sized and two child sized tops. 

For this quilt I'm making Wonky Log Cabin blocks with the low volume strings. Each 9.5 inch block has a pastel pink 2 inch square center.   I started out making just 30 blocks for a child sized quilt. I wanted to see how many strings were left after that. Well, I had a lot left so went on to make 48 blocks for a quilt that will end up 54 x 72. 

Now the next step is to iron them all and trim to 9.5 inches. I chose that size because I have a square ruler that size.  I kind of lay the blocks on the square as I sew each round so I can see how close I am to 9.5 inches. The next size up square ruler I have is 12 inches. I'm thinking I will get a 10 inch square ruler. I like that size for donation quilt blocks. 

It's kind of a blurry picture but this was how the bag of low volume strings looked before I started making blocks. 

And this is how it looks now. 

And that leads me into the theme in my sewing space in May..."WITB and SAR"...What's in the bag/box/bin and Some Assembly Required. 

So now you have seen what was in that bag. And I think there might just be another quilt in there!

And sew on...

CELEBRATE! (my word of the year)

The last few days I've been celebrating the beautiful weather and gardening...weeding, pruning, planting, watching things bloom. I am so thankful I can spend time doing that. A few months ago I did not think I would be able to leave my husband alone in the house long enough to spend time outside. I am also thankful I am in pretty good health and have some time to spend doing what I love to do. 


Jenny said...

I'm sure those strings multiply in the bag, mine seem to.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Fun quilt emerging from the scrap bag. I am thrilled you can be outside in the garden. It finally is getting warm enough here to be outside. I have been looking at planters that I can grow veggies in. My tulips are in peak.

Mystic Quilter said...

Happy to read your comment Cathy, and that your husband is well enough for you to enjoy time to be out in your garden watching new life emerge from the ground, the colours, the scents from flowers and shrubs. Happy time.
Quilts- long may your Wonky Log Cabin quilts continue although the month of April is over now.The soft colours of this latest quilt here really make me feel happy and think of our next Spring to come.

Julierose said...

Love how your LV log Cabins reflect the early colors of springtime;))) nice work--happy to hear you can get outside in your beloved gardening spots hugs, Julierose

Nann said...

Low volume = attention-getting! I'm doing some WITBing, too.

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing with you Cathy (& Hubby)! I may have to make some LV Log Cabin blocks also.
Laura H.