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Whatever Wednesday

I was in the sewing room this week, working on that Tuesday To-Do list, when I decided that I could wait no longer and must make the Guild BOM! This month it’s a Night and Day block, and it was so much fun!

I was very intentional in the pressing direction so that all my seams would nest well. Very pleased with the finished block. I think I am finally in tune with my machine and foot set up for a good scant 1/4″ seam allowance. This month’s block yielded 8 triangle pieces, so who knows what I might need to use those to make! LOL! So far not another pillow like last time I posted on Whatever Wednesday!

In other sewing, I got my mini log cabin blocks done and sewed them into a table runner, measuring about 9.5″x36.5″. Haven’t approached the quilting yet, so if you have any ideas, shoot them my way!

I auditioned layouts with 2 Guild friends and each one chose the opposite light/dark arrangements. I told them they were no help! LOL! Then I asked Hubster to break the tie and he voted “present”. Argh! So I just had to take my decision into my own hands. As I looked back and forth between the two, the dark outer placement just spoke to me. I guess because it contained the light. With them turned the other way, it felt like there was no frame. Even though there would have ultimately been a binding to frame it, it just seems too free, if that makes sense.

So now the push is on to get another quilt on the frame, this time a charity top I will use with a new panto design. I hope my swirling action will improve with each pass of this design. Maybe someday I can advance to FMQ smooth curls? I am also going to try just pinning the top of the layers to my “leader” and then clamping the other layers on the belly bar. I doubt I can do this effectively with larger pieces, but it should work with this top. At least I hope it does?

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18 thoughts on “Whatever Wednesday

  1. Log cabins just offer too many variations. In the past I’ve made several log cabin quilts, but am intrigued with the idea of making some smaller log cabin blocks too.

  2. I could see what you meant about the block placement for your log cabin runner – dark outside compared to light outside. I liked the dark outside, too! Especially if you set things on the inner parts of the blocks, like a candle or dish. That’s going to be really pretty!

  3. Hi Chris! I saved a cool idea for quilting log cabin blocks to my Pinterest board. Let me see if I can find it and I’ll send it over. Just a suggestion – since I rarely make LC blocks I’m not sure why I saved it other than it’s something I can mimic on my DSM. I love the layout you chose, by the way. ~smile~ Roseanne

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