Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Talk, Happy Quilt

I'm happy because ...

Log Cabin Triangles
I gave myself permission to take a day away from log cabin triangles ... more about that later....

... and I finally convinced myself that leaders and enders are a far more efficient use of thread than startie-stoppies ...

Mastering the Tri-Recs Star
... and plugged away at finishing the last 8 stars ...

Happy Talk from Another Can of Worms
... getting close to finishing a UFO that has been staring at me every time I go to the ironing board.  Just two more sashing strips to assemble (as leader-enders), then the borders.  This quilt has been in the planning stages for at least 5 years, maybe more.  At some point I cut everything and began working on the stars -- my least favorite to make but the most impressive when done.  I didn't realize how close to finishing I was till I decided to finish the stars as leader-enders in between log cabin triangles last week.  Following my 2015 resolution, I will FINISH this -- soon.

But, for now, it's back to log cabin triangles.  I will be teaching two classes in NW Illinois in June and needed to prepare a couple of shop samples.  My plan to smash all the recently-purchased "modern" FQs into one quilt went south after a week of making triangle after triangle.  So I took one of my favorite combinations and turned it into a table topper.  2.25 yds out

Log Cabin Triangle Table Topper
Today I will take another favorite combo and construct a table runner illustrating 3 different construction types.  A whole week of making triangles and this is all I have to show for it.  In the process I pretty much decimated about 25 of the FQs I purchased in Pigeon Forge.  They may become pillow tops ....

Weekly Stash Report - March 30, 2015
     In last week:                        0.0 yards
     Out last week:                     2.25 yards
     In year to Date:                 51.25 yards
     Out Year-to-Date:             22.25 yards
     Net Used 2014                  29.00 yards (red means more in than out)

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  1. Your table topper is great! I think you have a lot to show for your sewing this week. Happy Talk is wonderful too. I have a bit of trouble with the tri recs rulers so I know this was no small ordeal to finish this quilt. I give you a GOLD Star for your work this week.

  2. Love your table topper! I'm sure your modern log cabin triangles will make a great table runner, too. Your star quilt is wonderful, and you're so close to finishing - Yay

  3. Your log cabin triangles are really beautiful Libby and also your stars I love the tri rec rulers!


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