Friday, October 28, 2016


The blocks on my design wall have been multiplying!
The scrappy Log Cabin Blocks and the Blue Underground Blocks are competing for space at this point.   It really is fun to have the entire design wall covered with pretty blocks. 

It was time to pull the Log Cabin blocks off the wall to make room for the rest of the Blue Underground blocks--which are FINISHED!! Yipeee!!!!  Here they are!  There are 52 blocks.  The quilt top will use 50 of them, so I have 2 extra.  I think I might cut up the spares and make some mug rugs or a pair of pot holders. 

On to shuffling and arranging these pretties into the final layout. 
I think it's going to be just stunning!

Yay for progress!


Previous Post about the Underground Blues project HERE.
Previous Post about Scrappy Log Cabin project HERE

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Growing Distraction

The Scrappy Distraction is GROWING!

and G R O W I N G !

I can't stop making these blocks!  

Happy Stitching--oh, this IS Such Happy Stitching!!


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Building a Scrappy Distraction

Back in July I was participating in Sarah's I May Have a Scrap Problem project. (Confessions of a Fabric Addict) I sorted out and trimmed strips from a couple boxes of black and white scraps.  My intention was to make curvy log cabin blocks, but I never could get myself going on that.  I was dithering over what kind of quilt I wanted to make with those curvy log cabin blocks.  Did I want to just use black and white?  Add a more colors?  Stick to neutrals?  And on and on.  In the end, I became totally stuck and just set the box of strips aside, although I did frequently find myself looking at the strips and thinking about how much I wanted to play with them.  I hate it when I pull this kind of over thinking stunt, but it happens quite a bit.

Now, after finishing my Sunset Cabin Quilt (HERE) I've been obsessed with traditional Log Cabin Blocks and with that block of black and white strips.  There was a yard of Maize Kona Cotton lurking in my stash left over from another quilt, so out it came and I cut up some squares, grabbed my Creative Grids Log Cabin Ruler and spent a little while stitching and had a test block.  Guess what?  I kinda love it!

Didn't want the pretty block to be lonely, so I made it a few friends!

And a few more........

Oh yeah.....I think my test block will soon have LOTS of friends!

Happy Scrappy Stitching, friends!


Be sure to check out Sarah's Scrap Project!

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict