Saturday, April 11, 2015

DESIGN WALL SHIFTING

I decided it was time to start putting my log cabin blocks together.  Each block measure 5 1/4" (unfinished) and I will be putting them together into a queen size quilt.  My design wall is filled with these and there are still more to add.  I started to sew the blocks together and once all these are together I can probably fit more on the wall.

I took this picture before starting to sew them together and after I had looked at the arrangement many times.  As I started to sew them together, I noticed that something wasn't right, so I had to re-arrange the blocks.  Notice on the top row, the light colored diamond shaped sections should actually be dark ones.


Here's a close up of some of the blocks.  I love the way the dark and light diamond shapes work together.


I took this picture after fixing the top row of blocks as well as some of the side columns.  This is a lot harder than it looks!  I can put up some blocks, but then have to back off and look at it from a distance to make sure the design is correct.  Even then it is hard to see incorrectly turned blocks.  I sure don't want to have to take it apart if I sew them together incorrectly!


The trees are beautiful here in Oregon now.  This is a tree in my neighborhood - an ornamental cherry tree.


This dogwood tree belongs to my next door neighbor and is right next to our driveway.




Other current projects are this table topper (like one I made for our table) which will be donated to a silent auction raising money for the youth group at church so teenagers can attend a special conference.


Another scrappy star table runner top.


I hope you have a happy and quilty weekend!  

17 comments:

Lori said...

I find looking at photographs very helpful for finding blocks turned the wrong direction. Your quilt is looking amazing!@!
Love your other table toppers too.

Mama Joan said...

Wowsers, Ruth! Those Log Cabin blocks are AMAZING!! That will be a stunning finish.

I have enjoyed the trees and bushes blooming here. Such beauty in God's creation.

Janet O. said...

That is an amazing log cabin quilt. I am impressed with your patience to keep making that many small blocks for such a large quilt.
I love the way you have put the blue-toned blocks in the center. It is incredible, Ruth!
The trees are gorgeous! I'd just want to sit and stare at them.
Great little projects--I especially like your purple/green one. I just bought some thrift store plaid shirts in those colors. They begged to come home with me. : )

Karen said...

Is that Log Cabin mine???? You are too sweet! LOL. It is beyond gorgeous!!!q

---"Love" said...

Oh the joy, and misery, of laying out the log cabin blocks! Been there, done that, all this past week on my wildflowers. Only I finally stitched them into rows and then had to rip four and move them! After a week of examining! Not fun at all! I love the lilacs and sometime I need to attempt that pattern; love it too. Again your little quilts are so refreshing. Spring is finally arriving here; a few roses are blooming and the crepe myrtles are budding leaves. ---"Love"

Debbie Lou said...

Your log cabin quilt is awesome. You've done a great job. Love the color in your neighborhood. It just makes you smile. Have a quilty day...

Marsha said...

Ruth, your log cabin blocks are so gorgeous, that will be a wonderful quilt! I don't have a design wall to put blocks up, but I use my floor to lay them out. Sometimes I look at them forever and still have a hard time getting them just right. Patience does pay off though. Your table topper and little quilt are so pretty. Looks like you are having fun and spring is coming fast. Everything blooming is so beautiful!

Karen said...

The log cabin quilt is wonderful, wonderful! Scrappy but in the colors I like.

Sue said...

Lovely. One of my most loved blocks. I sleep under a log cabin quilt. 😊

a good yarn said...

That's rather a lot of 5 1/4" squares but oh, what a wonderful quilt they make! Pretty spring blossoms must be a welcome sight after such a long winter. Your table toppers are a delight.

Beth said...

Beautiful table toppers! I love, love, love that gorgeous log cabin. Can't wait to see it all together

Vic in NH said...

My oh my, that log cabin is drop dead gorgeous! I love all those Civil War historic fabrics and your setting is beautiful, too! So glad that you caught the error sooner rather than later.

Vic in NH said...

I keep coming back to stare at those Log Cabin close up pictures. The fabrics are delicious!

Rebecca in AK said...

I love your Log Cabin quilt! Wonderful fabrics and a great setting. A lot of little blocks to put together! I loved seeing your trees in bloom. I really love your scrappy table topper too!

Joanne said...

I love your Log Cabin - Wow! Great layout. Your spring photos are so pretty.

CecileD said...

Hello Ruth !
Your Log is soooo awesome !! And you're very talented.....
Bravo !
Hugs from France !
PS : you can make the B.Brackman stars and another table topper !! :)

Barb said...

Wowzer that LC is incredible. Love the setting.
What a great post - that dogwood tree is lovley. do they smell good too?