Thursday, October 07, 2010

LOG CABIN... A FIRST

ABOVE:  my first ever attempt at the 'Log Cabin' block... I'm making 4 blocks then putting them together to form a cushion.  Not sure yet if I'll make them bigger blocks yet... just seeing how I go.

Today .... sewing.   Housework.  Counting down the days till school starts again.... though I must say I am enjoying the freedom from 'routines' you get in the holidays.   And B & G have been really good on a whole... which is great considering I've been feeling like crap the whole holidays!

The other thing I will be doing today?  Reading some blogs, I am behind by about 200 updates ... yikes it can get away from you if you let it!
ONWARD...

I finished making 4 log cabin blocks, sewed them together and am now making the cushion cover bit.
Also popped out and had lunch with my Aunt up the road.... which was a nice diversion.

Home now and going to finish that cushion...

ABOVE:  the finished cushion... and now that it's made I can see one glaring mistake!  The tan fabric strips!  They should not all be going it the same direction... ahhh live and learn!  It was my first afterall.  Oh and I had never put a frill on a cushion before either... what a fag they are!  But it's done and I'm happy enough with it.  On to the next 'project'...

P.S.  still coughing, but do feel a lot better thanks.

ABOVE:  this afternoon I made a second cushion cover in the log cabin block.  I'm much happier with this one.

Dinner:  lamb chops and veges.. I cooked!  Must be feeling better eh?  Still havn't got around to blog reading... maybe tonight?

ANNE:  why do they call it a Log Cabin block... hell no idea!  Maybe cos the strips of fabric are assembled a bit like a log cabin?  Could be! 

End of Day:  and I'm coughing fit to kill tonight... fuck darn it all!  I didn't have dinner cos I didn't want to vomit again!  I'm hungry, I'm crabby and I am going to bed soon!  *sniff*.  nite nite.

14 comments:

  1. The only quilt I ever made was a log cabin :)

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  2. No need to tell me bout the runaway blog updates. Google Reader is great when I'm on top of things, but just reminds me how much of a slacker I am when I fall behind :)

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  3. eekk those squares look fiddly and bet your eyes go crosseyed, I think we may be on the final sun patch of the holidays and the last few days may be cruddy NOIIIIIICCCEE.

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  4. Glad to hear your feeling a bit better after a few nasty days of that coughing and vomiting.

    I love the 'log cabin' blocks, very different.

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  5. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Glad your feeling better and making pretty things again! WOMBAT

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  6. My untrained eye would have never noticed the "mistake" if you hadn't pointed it out. It looks very nice to me.

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  7. I think you did great! The coushion is really cute! Am glad your feeling better yet today. Can't have you going around feeling poorly!! ...debbie

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  8. Hi Chris, Glad to hear you're feeling better.

    The pillow is terrific! Love the colors.

    The very first quilt I ever made was a zig-zag log cabin pattern with about 17 pieces per square. I thought I would lose my mind... which might be why I've never made another quilt since :-)

    Cheers, jj

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  9. I couldn't see the mistake but I was really noticing the lovely turtles & dragonflies print you used!

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  10. Why do they call it a "log cabin"??

    Love the second cushion - you are so bloody talented and can succeed at anything!

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  11. Good God almighty ( I am not blaspheming either) Why don't you go to the Doctor woman. Are you crazy.

    xx
    Maggie (Magpie)

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  12. Put vicks on the bottom of your feet babe. No coughing anymore!

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  13. I don't mind the tan strips in the first cushion - I think both are quite nice. Good job!

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  14. Go To The Doctor! Feel better soon.

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