And it is done. I've finished it faster than I expected, but I am glad to get this project off my to-do list. And I more than finished my One Monthly Goal.Judy Martin's Log Cabin book. I had a lot of fun making it, but it was a lot of work. Each block has 48 pieces! I tried to pre-piece strips and then cut them up, but that didn't work as well as I hoped. I would have been better off just making rust and cream strips and then adding the other fabrics. If I make the other quilt I'm tempted by in this book, that's what I will do.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
|This is the model for the class block.|
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
The front knee brace and our front porch have some dry rot issues. Since we have the proceeds from selling the Prineville house, we decided it was finally time to deal with some lingering issues with this house. Unfortunately, our skills are not up to dealing with these projects so I have been looking around for a contractor who could help us.
For the porch, I was hoping we could just replace wood in the affected areas, but nobody wants to touch it because of the age and likelihood of lead paint. It turns out it's easier to find someone to rip it out and replace the whole thing than it is to just repair it.
|This rotten wood is going to be repaired.|
Sunday, January 10, 2021
|Sea Swept Quilt|
|Unbeweavable Lap Quilt|
Since I got started on the WOOFA UFO challenge late in 2020 and didn't have twelve months to finish my projects, I think I'll try and get started sooner this year. I'm going to also add some new, not-started projects to my list that I feel like working on. This list is somewhat in order by priority, but I am likely to take projects out of order as I'm in the mood to do them.
- Snake River Log Cabin Quilt
- 4 More Masks
- Sea Swept Quilt
- Unbeweavable Lap Quilt
- Crazy Quilt
- Bind Batik Flower Quilt
- Bind Harvest Gathering Quilt
- Bind Xmas Quilt
- Bind Queen's Jewel Quilt
- Bind Fire Dance Quilt
- Pillowcases that match all the new quilts
- Finish 3 Denim Tote Bags
- Finish Jeff's Overnight Bag
- Jeff's Georgian Coat
- Louisa dresses that match quilts
- Stack & Whack Quilt
- QAYG Quilt
- Halloween Monster Wreath
|I'm hoping someday this year|
I'll be in the mood to make this coat for Jeff.
|Quilt As You Go Lap Quilt|
Saturday, January 9, 2021
I joined Cheryll, et al. again for the first Friday Night With Friends of 2021. I got started early and worked through Friday night and then continued Saturday morning until I finished assembling the 64 blocks for the center portion of the Snake River Log Cabin quilt.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
I have finished 48 blocks of the center portion of the Snake River quilt.
I decided to start assembling the quilt top so when I make the last 16 blocks I can press the seams in the right direction to make the final assembly easier.
Sunday, January 3, 2021
I think I am going to add another virtual sew-in to my calendar, at least until this pandemic has passed and we can escape our houses. This time, One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.
I would very much like to make 64 blocks for the Snake River Quilt.
Friday, January 1, 2021
I spent another couple of days working on the Snake River Log Cabin Quilt. I ended up changing the process again so I would have less repetition from block to block. I went through and cut strips from all of the Morris fabrics and sliced them up into pieces of the appropriate length for the strips. That took most of the day yesterday.