Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sneak Peeks

Here's a sneak peek at my first project for Jo's Little Women Club at my LQS. The marker is for scale. There are 17 pieces in each block. I've never done a Courthouse Steps or a Log Cabin block before. The key to the Log Cabin block is to keep the piece most recently added closest to you as you sew on the next piece. Once finished, I'm going to hand quilt this small project. I'm actually a bit nervous about that! Anyone out there have any hand sewing tips?
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Here's an almost empty project box. Actually I'm not going to use the fabric shown for my binding so that yard or so of fabric can go back into my stash. I hope to have a finished quilting project for you soon.
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I've spent just a bit of time sewing this weekend. I managed to come down with a cold just on the cusp of the long weekend so I've not gotten done as much as I hoped. I enjoyed what I did though!

I hope you had a great weekend and had opportunity to do the things that make you happy!

24 comments:

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I'm sorry you picked up a cold. The change of the seasons usually gets me too.

Your blocks look wonderful. I have only hand quilted one table runner so far. For me, since it was my first project I decided to go easy on myself. I knew the first time my stitches wouldn't be perfect.I know that comes with practice. Have fun and enjoy the process :)

Tonya said...

i don't even think my fat fingers could hold those small pieces....they look great..

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Jodie said...

I love those fabrics, they look great! No sewing tips from me, I'm just a beginner :-)

Dee said...

I love the color combination on those blocks. Very pretty.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Littlebit said...

Jackie, I'm sorry to hear you are under the weather.

Your little quilt blocks are just beautiful! I can hardly wait to see it all pieced and quilted.

Margaret said...

Oooh, very pretty!!! I love log cabins!

Linda said...

I'm guessing you'll have a little bit of time until you're ready to hand quilt this one! But, hand-quilting IS a great pass time. Like FMQ, I think practice is what makes pretty stitches.

I prefer to use a Morgan lap stand (http://www.nosliphoops.com/), and a TJ's Quick Quilter (http://www.tjsquickquilter.com/). I tried out all sorts of thimbles, finger wraps, cots, and other gadgets before I settled on this hoop and spoon. They work for me.

KarenV said...

Your blocks look great! Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt.

Annie said...

Those two block look great. Beautiful colors and the look so perfect. It will be fun to watch your progress.

Beth said...

I took a handquilting workshop at my LQS that was just two hours and cost $10. Wonderful tips!

Carol said...

OMG those blocks are wonderful! They are soooooooo tiny! You did an awesome job!

randi---i have to say said...

very nice blocks!

i love hand quilting, but don't do it much anymore. i love the relaxing nature of it. :)

Joanne Lendaro said...

those are some tiny blocks!! They look fantastic!!

Tammy said...

Your blocks are beautiful!! You're making me feel so lazy - I haven't been home much and my sewing room is calling big time.

Take care of yourself and I hope that cold goes away quickly.

Vals Quilting said...

Hi Jackie, that is so cute!! The size is perfect and sew are the colours I can't wait to see how this comes together:) hand quilting though ... I'm not the girl to ask lol!
Valerie
http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

Carol said...

I just love tiny things, Jackie, and those little log cabin blocks are perfect! I do hope your cold isn't so bad it prevents you from enjoying your day off today!

woolwoman said...

LOVE the colors Jackie and it looks like you did an excellent job on the piecing part. I imagine hand quilting these small quilts will be easier than a full size one - so that will give you introduction into the world of hand quilting and at least you will have tried it. Good luck with the next phase. Hope you are feeling better and enjoying the holiday! Mel

Lois said...

Sorry to hear you've come down with a cold. Hope it's one that clears quickly.

I always love to drop by your blog and see what you've been working on. Your blocks are lovely!

Isadarena said...

Hi Jackie, I love your fabric choice and I am sure your quilt will turn out beautiful .
I also discovered in another post your wonderful chest to range your quilts : how marvellous it is !!
Have a great day,
Isa

Brigitte said...

The two blocks look so great. I love the logcabin pattern, it's one of my favourites and you can play with those colours just to your liking. You used some wonderful fabrics ...

yarnjourney said...

I love your quilt blocks! The fabrics you chose are lovely, and your fussy cutting of the strips gives each block something special.

MÂȘ Clara Lloveras said...

Woouuu!!!, your log-cabin is very lovely! I like much this block!!!

Bunny said...

Gorgeous fabrics love the small projects.

Suzanne said...

What lovely little quilt blocks. I hope that you are feeling better now.