I've been busy this week doing housework. The deep exhaustive spring kind. Not only am I cleaning; I'm cleaning out. Do you ever get in that mood where literally nothing in your house is safe from the garbage man or the good will?
I was looking at this little log cabin quit top and thought I'd share it today. It is very small, the blocks are only 2 1/4 inches, making the little quilt top only 6 1/2 inches square.
Here is how I did it. I used 1/4" graph paper to paper piece it. As you can see, the paper is still on, and the binding is glued. Wow, was I lazy at the time or what? I hang it in the sewing room.
With coco at school today, I decided to work on Hanna's first year college quilt, the red and white house quilt.
Working from my sketch, today I'm inking the names of the homes and schools in Hanna life from birth through today. Houses have one chimney and schools have two.
I made a little paper template to practice the spacing on.
I prepped the backing by ironing freezer paper to stabilize it.
A word about perfection: Piffle!!
This is my handwriting. It is not perfect, I am not perfect, life is not perfect, but it is mine, so on the quilt it goes.
Nearing the end of the 12 blocks, I realized something was wrong. I had a house left instead of a school......way back on the first block I inked the wrong thing - snap!
Time for a tear down (actually just a new chimney section).
Quick tip of the day: Use a sticky roller to remove the threads after you un-sew, otherwise known as ripping out.
Sure is quiet in bloglandia. What's everyone up to? Catching up on Mad Men and the Killing maybe?