Monday, June 1, 2015

Quick Status Report

... Sew what's new?

There's not much new to report from here on the hill.

I only had one taker on my offer to share my leftover braid trapezoids, so these were shipped to Nann of With Strings Attached on Friday.

I didn't take time to count them all so I'm estimating 2 yards total went out of my stash.

Weekly Stash Report - June 1, 2015
     In last week:                         0.0 yards
    Out last week:                      2.00 yards
     In year to Date:                 93.75 yards
     Out Year-to-Date:             64.50 yards
     Net Used 2015                  29.25 yards 

The classes I am teaching next weekend in Princeton and Fulton, Illinois are both from the book Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin by Sara Nephew and Marci Baker.  After scheduling these classes, I was chagrined to learn that the book is out of print (and listed on Amazon for astounding prices!).

NOTE:  Like several other authors recently, Marci is changing to C&T publishing.  There are plans to issue a revised edition of this very popular book later in 2015.

Marci has graciously granted permission for me to teach these two classes from copies.  The "Japanese Star" table topper has been developed as a standalone pattern, so I spent a good portion of last week working myself through the pattern to make sure there are no significant changes from the one I used to make my original star table topper.

My original Log Cabin Star Table Topper
I used strips I had cut several years ago for this and it has been going together smoothly except I don't think the color variation of the purple hand-dyed fabrics is quite as dramatic as the orange and rust.  I experimented with the orientation of the diamonds in the star.

Japanese Star - light logs inside
Japanese Star - dark logs inside
The difference is dramatic.  I will leave the star unfinished so that I can demonstrate the effect of color/value placement.

Standing at the ready is a stack of Grey squares for "Twist of Lime."

Twist of Lime
I try to sneak a few of these into the lineup every day.  I just have to make sure I have the needle centered, as I am using a line on my machine bed to guide the stitch'n'flip corners instead of drawing on the fabric.

And my leader ender project ...

Leader/Ender HSTs
... the trimmings from the stitch'n'flip corners making half-square triangles.

Happy June to everyone!  Summer's unofficial beginning.

Linking up with Patchwork Times.


  1. love the log cabin blocks I did a similar pattern over a year ago and oh the design possibilities with the diamond logs
    well done

  2. The log cabin blocks are fascinating. I'm much better at scrap quilts than quilts with organisation. Your blocks are fabulous.


  3. Your log cabin diamonds are just beautiful. I like the design either way and it is amazing how different they look. Have fun with your classes!


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