Friday, October 14, 2016

Waiting for fabric

The curved log cabin is nearly finished.  Yesterday I added a thin border (1.25") of black and white scraps around the whole thing.  When the floral fabric in this "Violette" line by Amy Butler arrives(ordered on, I will add about 4" all around to make it twin-sized, put the back together, and call it ready for quilting.  I'll use some of the border leftovers for binding.

When I look at the top on the bed, it doesn't look nearly as curvy as it does in the photo, but I'm happy with it.  I moved those blocks around plenty, and this was the most pleasing to my eye.

I still have plenty of scraps left from the fat quarter bundle I bought, initially for the "Bloom" wallhanging and this quilt.  I don't feel ready to disperse it by color into my stash, so I'm leaving it in a project box.  Maybe I'll make some mug rugs or zipper bags with it.  I can see now how some quilters end up having a recognizable look to their quilts.

While I wait, I'm working on some smaller projects including an apron made of Indonesian scraps for one of my sisters.  I have a bunch of swap blocks to start, too.   And I'm buried in the latest (#17)adventures of Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith - simple stories but very satisfying.