Monday, 4 May 2020

Improv wonky log cabins

Well, that didn't take long!

Only a couple of days after writing that my goal for this month was to turn my wonky log cabins into a table runner I have finished the top.

The next step is to layer and quilt this, which wouldn't take long were it not for the fact that I've signed up for the Mid-Century Modern Curves class with Carol Lyles Shaw that starts towards the end of this month. I would like to use my project pieces from the course as the other side of this "top". In reality both sides will be tops; I will have a double sided table runner. The downside is that I won't be able to start quilting for at least another month.

In the meantime there's plenty more to be getting on with!

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Friday, 1 May 2020

One Monthly goal in May:

For May, my goal is to finish assembling my improv log cabins into a table runner.

First I have to make a few more blocks.

I didn't post to the April finishes link up, so what happened to April's goal? A lot of thinking, but not much action. Last time I published this photo:

Then I rearranged the blocks several times:

measurements in this layout: 60" x 48"

but each time it just wasn't working! (I'll spare you the other attempts!)

The reason hit me! Laid out like this each block is an individual, not playing with the others. My original plan to use narrow sashing wouldn't change this. It's like the Academy Awards Ceremony: too many stars jostling for the limelight! The blocks need space to show off! The original suggested layout for the Summer Sampler foresaw this and added neutrally coloured alternate blocks, resulting in an enormous quilt of  92" x 80". Much too big for my purposes.

Does anyone have an idea for using these blocks? I don't need 20 more cushion covers, nor 5 more table runners! I don't think I'll be ready to finish this in the next month; I have to order more fabric for alternate blocks or wider sashing once I've decided how to proceed.

I learnt a lot from making these blocks and enjoyed all the challenges along the way. I want to be able to see them; not leave them in a box!

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