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May 19, 2017
Found: Log Cabin Quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Jo Ann Smith found this quilt at a thrift store in New Jersey, and she hopes someone might recognize it and claim it as theirs.

This quilt was made in 2014. It has a label fused to the back, lower right corner. If this is your quilt, please contact Jo Ann at jxs@comcast.net to confirm what is on the label.

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May 13, 2017
Where do I begin? from Jean's Quilting Page

 It's been a busy month and I'm behind on blogging so I don't really know where to begin. I haven't done much sewing myself, but I've had a lot of classes. Unfortunately, I  didn't take a ton of pictures, so I will share what I did take.

I had 9 students in last week's Explorer Tote class. It was busy busy til the end, hence no pics. No one finished their bags in class, but two came in to share their totes with me....Susy (above) and Nancy P. (below) used the same ...

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May 10, 2017
Logs on Point + 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 from Virtual Quilter

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I usually like designs which have dark frame around the central design, plus a dark border but with a small contrast between the border and the dark … like the one above.

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However, I love the one above, without that dark frame.

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Like the one above …

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… this one is interesting …

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… but not over excited about this last one!

As always, the Mid Week Log Cabin Retreat is over … but there will be another mini retreat next week, mid week.


Filed under: Log Cabin Quilter's Mid Week Retreat, Logs on Point, Logs On Point, Mid Week Retreat, Quilt Tagged: Log Cabin ...

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April 27, 2017
Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Curved Log Cabin from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Check out this fun spin on the Log Cabin Quilt Block!

Here at Missouri Star Quilt Co we love to put unique spins on classic quilt blocks. Much like this Curved Log Cabin Quilt block. Instead of using all 2.5″ strips to create this block, we have added in some 1.5″ strips to add a fun curved flare to the quilt top!

Click HERE to watch the full tutorial and get your supplies!

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April 22, 2017
Quilt Show Preps from Elaine Adair Pieces

Next weekend is the wonderful Chadron Festival of Quilts.  These two quilts have not been shown at that show, but have both been on my blog previously.  Today I am filling out paperwork, measuring, etc., and giving them a good airing. 

This "rebuilt" scrappy log cabin is one of my favorites.  I have instructions on my blog, and have made at least 6 so far.  The standard, traditional border was finished and on the quilt but was toooo ordinary.  I laid it out, measured the angle of the tilted blocks and WHACKED OFF the border, using the same angle, then ...

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April 19, 2017
Log Cabin Blues 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 from Virtual Quilter

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Sixty four Log Cabin blocks … size of blocks optional … just the layout varies in six designs today.

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I like the first one, and the second …

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… and the third. I can’t pick a favourite yet.

Log Cabin Blues 32

Another interesting design above …

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… and another interesting one.

Log Cabin Blues 34

All interesting designs, all from exactly the same blocks, with a slight modification of colours in the last.

So choose your colours, use your favourite Log Cabin block pattern, in any size you wish … and then play with the blocks until you get a design you like.

That is the lot for this mid week Log Cabin ...

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April 17, 2017
Bear Garden Cabin - almost ready from Shadows of the Blue Ridge

It's been awhile since I've shared an update on our log home. I'm thrilled to report that it is almost ready for us to move! It's been such a journey to build this home. I'm writing this post as a bit of a journal to record details for myself, so you may want to skim if you just want to see the pictures :o)

Bear Garden Cabin
Almost all the work on the exterior is now finished
This picture was taken a month ago - since then the gravel driveway has been put down and grass seed/straw cover ...

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April 13, 2017
AQS QuiltWeek Lancaster: The Rest of the Story from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

In the last post, "A Peek Into the Quilter" at AQS QuiltWeek Lancaster, we spent the morning on the first floor of the quilt exhibit. I (Teri) had noted that I was impressed by the variety of styles of quilts, but then almost every quilt I'd photographed from that floor was an appliquéd quilt. Well, I'm about to prove my statement true: on the next two floors, there indeed were many techniques demonstrated—and I even have pictures!

Best Wall Quilt Award
STICK WITH ME KID, Jan Berg-Rezmer; Gladwin, MI

Best Original Design Award
MOONFLOWER, Molly Y. Hamilton-McNally ...

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April 5, 2017
Irish log Cabin OP 17, 18, 19, 20 from Virtual Quilter

Irish log Cabin OP 17

Love it.

Irish log Cabin OP 18

In fact I love all of these.

Irish log Cabin OP 19

Even though I know I mixed up Log Cabin and assorted Irish Chain blocks for this series, I have to look hard to see how … though perhaps that is because the coffee hasn’t kicked in this morning.

Irish log Cabin OP 20

Four very interesting designs … in my never really humble opinion!

More Log Cabin designs next week, mid week …but without any hint of Irish Chain blocks.


Filed under: Irish log Cabin OP, Log Cabin Quilter's Mid Week Retreat, Quilt Tagged: Irish Chain, Irish Log Cabin, Log Cabin, Log Cabin Mid Week Retreat ...

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April 2, 2017
Log Cabin quilt from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Rachel Bowen hopes to recover her grandmother’s Log Cabin quilt. It was donated to Goodwill by mistake. It was last seen on March 8, 2017 in Danville, Virginia.

This is a king-size quilt. The quilt was made around 1995. The back is a butterfly fabric that has a cream background with different colored butterflies all over. There is also a square with Rachel’s name, her mother’s name, her grandmother’s name, and the name of her friend who finished it for her. The appliquéd label says,

The log cabin
Made for Rachel Gibson Bowen
Began by grandmother ...

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March 29, 2017
Irish Log Cabin 6 from Virtual Quilter

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One of the great things about blogging on WordPress is that you can schedule ahead.

One of the worst things about that is that I miss significant dates, because they are a week or more away from the time I schedule my daily blog.

This time it meant that I missed sharing Irish Log Cabin designs during the week of St Patrick’s day … so that means I should share some anytime, and no time like the present!

Irish Log Cabin 64

This project file started one St Pat’s day when it fell on a Wednesday, which is the day of my Mid ...

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March 24, 2017
Sew Nights and Design Walls from Quilting with Care

When my mom and I made the decision to open Quilter’s Hideaway, we knew we wanted a way to bring people together. We immediately knew we wanted some form of a sew night where people with different experience and projects could come together to learn from one another, create a community, and encourage each other […]

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Whole lotta sewing going on.... from Jean's Quilting Page




It's been a busy month of classes...I've been working with beginners as well as starting 3 new Sampler/Fun Clubs last week. The 2nd Tuesday Fun Club is working on a Log Cabin quilt using the Eleanor Quilt in a Day book and method. They worked on getting their First Light and First Dark sewn on all of the blocks. Nancy is starting with blues...

Martha with yellows...There are some really pretty fabrics, which will make gorgeous quilts.
Nancy is making the bag, so she only needs one block for it. She is ready to start ...

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March 15, 2017
Curved Cornerstones 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 from Virtual Quilter

Curved Cornerstones 18

Log Cabin blocks are constructed with squares and rectangles … no curves … but with a bit of a twist to some of the variations of the basic design we can make spiderwebs.

Curved Cornerstones 19

Or perhaps it is just tying shapes up in knots.

Curved Cornerstones 20

Whatever it is, it is fun to play with!

Curved Cornerstones 21

All these designs could be made without the cornerstones for a slightly more traditional looking quilt.

Curved Cornerstones 22

Curved Cornerstones 23

Is it any wonder I can sit down for five minutes to play in Electric Quilt and stay for an hour … or two!

Curved Cornerstones 24

I think I saved the best till last today … but I ...

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February 23, 2017
Green jacket from Quilting Stories

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Log Cabin Baby Quilt

Log Cabin Baby Quilt

Yarn

Writing this post from my bed, where I have to remain lying for two months! 
This is my misadventure :

Two weeks ago I was so happy to prepare the house for the arrival of my third son D. with his wife and his 3 1/2 years old and 16 months' old sons. The first morning of their staying here, as my 3 1/2 years old grandson M. ran downstairs to jump into my arms to kiss me, I lost my balance and fell backwards on the tiled floor with him in the arms... result : a broken lumbar vertebra ...

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February 13, 2017
DIY Sew Crafty Heart Block Video Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Happy Valentines Everyone,

Valentine's Day is around the corner and I am feeling the love! Join me in making a scrappy quarter log cabin heart block! It makes for a perfect scrap buster project! It turned out so cute I couldn't just make one! I used pink and peach shades from our Pure Elements collection and prints from Wonderful Things fabric by Bonnie Christine

Click on the video below to follow along! 

 

Lots of Love, 

Melissa 

 

 

 

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February 6, 2017
Put value into your quilts from Stitchin' Therapy

  The email basket has been full the last few days with questions about the watercolor and color wash quilts.  I have been asked for patterns, and instructions, and for how-to-dos.
    First, I do not have patterns for the water color quilts, or wall hangings.  Each one is unique, and I couldn't reproduce it if I tried.   Each 2'' square is different and will be used or placed differently in different quilts.   The fabrics often dictate the design that emerges.  I work from impressions of things I see, from photographs that I have saved, and from sketches.

  Second, for instructions ...

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February 1, 2017
Curved Cornerstones + 46, 47, 48, 49, from Virtual Quilter

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Looks like a stack of crowns in each corner.

Perhaps we could have this Log Cabin mid week retreat in a palace.

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Much more conventional layout, but not the usual blocks.

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Like this one!

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Love it!

Worthy of being surrounded by a palace.

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Finally, a more conventional one again, this time with eight very conventional blocks.

More Log Cabin Quilt designs next week, mid week.

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They make an inteersting collection when you see them all at once.


Filed under: Curved Cornerstones, Log Cabin Quilter's Mid Week Retreat, Log Cabin Quilts, Mid Week Retreat, Quilt Tagged: Chimneys and Cornerstones, Cornerstones ...

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January 25, 2017
TNT Log Jam 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 from Virtual Quilter

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Interesting.

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More interesting.

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The one above is almost mundane in this company.

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I like it!

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I like it like that too!


Filed under: Log Cabin Quilter's Mid Week Retreat, Mid Week Retreat, Quilt, TNT Log Jam Tagged: Log Cabin, Log Cabin Quilter's Retreat, Log Cabin Quilts, Mid Week Log Cabin Retreat, Patchwork Quilt, Pieced Quilt, TNT Logs

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January 18, 2017
Logs on Point + 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 from Virtual Quilter

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Very interesting design.

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Interesting, but I like the first ones more than this one.

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More interest, specifically the straight zigzag lines which give a fleeting impression of blocks set straight … until you focus on the logs in the blocks.

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Onpoint and curved seams … another interesting design.

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There are well over 200 designs in this project file, and they are all interesting.

With several project files of similar size featuring Log Cabin blocks, I can continue Mid Week Retreats for a long time.


Filed under: Log Cabin Quilter's Mid Week Retreat, Logs on Point, Mid Week Retreat, Quilt Tagged: Curved ...

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