28 August, 2009

not far to go...

It's been a hectic few weeks with birthdays, what-I-did-on-my-summer-vacation get-togethers, and the continual purging and deep-cleansing of the house to free up some of that positive energy. In between these events however, I did manage to keep on my minimum of a 2 block per day schedule to keep work on my log cabin going. Long chats with friends on the phone, did help a lot; what better way to use that time than to sew up some extra blocks! It never ceases to amaze me how much I get done while on the phone..lol!! Plus, I think my friends are getting used to hearing the background humming of the machine....

Yesterday I laid out the blocks to check to see if all was in balance, and if any bits of light or dark needed to be added here and there. Last night I got stuck in and finished the last five of the 60 block that are green and brown. Now just 30 more to go in the brown background color.

This is to become a wall quilt for our living room that has soft greens and neutral beiges and white as the main color. The dark brown will add some contrast and warmth to the room, at least, that's the idea....
There's all sorts of fabrics in this quilt, Civil War reproduction fabrics, batiks, lots of Japanese woven and textured fabrics. They may not have worked together in another quilt pattern, but with these small 1 cm strips, it's all about the colors and one of the reasons I keep returning to log cabins because they never stop fascinating me.

If all goes well, I hope to have this puppy sewn together today ( I just can't wait to see it in one piece ) and pick up sewing on the background blocks next week.
So, off I go to roll back the carpet and play with blocks!

have a wonderful weekend all!

19 August, 2009

happy birthday to me

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life
in your years.”

- Abraham Lincoln

17 August, 2009

textile noodle soup

It feels good after working hard to finish the Quaker samplers to get back into quilting. I hadn't split my time between the two as I had intended, but somehow I feel a little less pressure now that some major projects are done. Now it's time to relax at my machine and sew away, catching up on some quilting podcasts I'm waaay behind on!

40 blocks done, 50 to go!

12 August, 2009

Watching Beckham bend it

I know, I should be focusing on the guys in orange in this Netherlands v. England match, but hey, can a girl enjoy some eye-candy during a game?

Here a shot just before the game. Cool huh, all that orange, no?
Current score: Holland 1 -England 0

Edit: great game, end score: 2-2

-- Post From My iPhone, Amsterdam Arena


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