Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I guess I did quite a bit of sewing on our trip, but it doesn't seem like it to me.  Here is my recap of projects worked on.

32 finished log cabin blocks that finish at 5 1/4" (on right) - 11 almost finished - I ran out of light fabric.

These 2 stacks add up to 133 log cabin blocks that I already had from before, so that will make 176 blocks.  I don't know how big I will make the quilt yet.  I guess I will just keep making blocks until I am tired of them.

I made these quarter square triangles with a charm pack that I bought at Keepsake Quilting and plan to make a table runner out of it.  I have rearranged the blocks a little since I took the picture.

I'm planning on putting black strips between the rows and then a black border.

I started this doll kit that I had ordered from Keepsake Quilting back in June and I made the head and pantaloons before the trip.  During the trip I made the 2 outfits, which still need velcro added and buttons, as well as a hat for each.  The body looks like it will be fun!  Not!

I finished this panel of the Crab-apple Hill pattern "Over the River and Through the Woods.

And started on this panel.  I'm about half way with this one and then there's one more to go.

After we got home, I made this crazy quilt block for my quilt guild and turned it in on Monday (the first one I have ever made).  I took the picture before I finished it, so there should be 2 embroidered roses in the lower left corner.  The blocks from all the members will be put together and one of the guild members will win the quilt in a drawing in December.

I finished this doll quilt that I had started on the trip - it just needs binding.
Sunday we're participating in a craft show, so I'm busy getting ready for that.  Hope you all have a good week!


  1. Wow, Ruth, you were busy!!! Love the log cabin blocks - a quilt that I have never made, but love!!! Your blocks are especially pretty!!! The little 4 patch doll quilt is darling!!! So simple, but so lovely!! And the hour glass table runner will be wonderful!! All your other projects show what a very talented person you are!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Have a great day!!

  2. You managed to squeeze quite a bit of stitching in your trip, considering all the sightseeing you did as well. I love your crazy quilt block. I have never tried one of those. They seem quite daunting. The doll will be very pretty. Good luck making her a body!

  3. I can't figure out how you saw so many wonderful places, took so many pictures and then posted them on your blog, and still had time to sew! Did you never sleep for those 52 days????! Love the log cabin blocks, and especially the crazy quilt block; both will make beautiful quilts! ---"Love"

  4. I know how you did it, LOL! Everything is just great! The crazy quilt block really turned out well for your first foray!


  5. I can't believe all you accomplished while traveling. It all looks so good, too!
    When I travel I always take projects with good intentions, but rarely get any of it done. : )

  6. You did far more in your 52 days then I did in the last 52 weeks!!! Can you bottle your secret and sell it;-) LOL.

    You have some very impressive projects you are working on.

    blessings, jill

  7. You got a lot done while out on your trip, very nice. I used to love sewing when were camping. Hubby and grandson would leave to go fishing and I would get out my sewing machine.

  8. P.S. Glad we found each other on Pinterest.

  9. great projects.
    Log cabin blocks are so lovely and you have so many!
    The doll will be adorable, I love handmade dolls.
    great hourglass blocks and doll quilt too - wow you have a lot of great things going on.

  10. You got a lot accomplished!! Love the little quilt.