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March 18, 2019
Greg With His Quilt And........... from Quilts + Color

I asked Greg to send a picture of him with the quilt. You can see how big it is as he is over 6 feet tall. I like the fact that he folded it back so you can see the beautiful red print on the back.

It you look at the quilt on the wall behind him it is one I made and he had in his first apartment in Portland Oregon and has always been on a wall wherever they lived. It is a unique color scheme that works everywhere and never needs to match the sofa!

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March 16, 2019
Greg's College Quilt from Quilts + Color

When our son Greg started college in the mid 80's I made him a denim log cabin quilt. It weighed a ton and I thought he would never use it. Was I ever wrong.
He loved that quilt and continued to use it for years until the backing was falling apart and the batting was about the thickness of a piece of paper.
He asked me to fix it and I got as far as taking it apart and seeing that the seam allowances were raveling from being washed. I had only stitched in the ditch between the blocks ...

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March 15, 2019
Some Of My Traditional Quilts from Quilts + Color

I call this quilt Amish Pathways. It is a one patch quilt design. It is a simple quilt I designed that could be pieced in almost no time. It relies on a great color combination. It is in a private collection. I designed the quilting pattern to give it texture and direction. It is hand quilted.
There is nothing more traditional than a log cabin quilt. As I made quilts I cut the leftovers into strips and made this when I had enough strips. It was a labor of lover and as I created it my thoughts went to the ...

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March 11, 2019
Log Cabins and a Giveaway! from The Sassy Quilter

Log Cabins!


Aren’t they so fun? I live in one so I am a little biased:)

I bought this quilt kit from Fat Quarter Shop HERE and am slowly working my way through these blocks. 

The fabric line used is Smitten by Bonnie and Camille for MODA Fabrics.

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Sweet Escape is a Thimble Blossoms pattern by  Camille Roskelley.

Log Cabin blocks are not super quick, but do look awesome when your done.

I just love these sweet fabrics.

This will be the first entire quilt I have made with just log cabin blocks.  

It finishes at 80 x 80 ...

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March 10, 2019
A finished quilt top......... from Exuberant Color

The pineapple log cabin top is sewn together.  It is 70.5" x 91".  There are 37 pieces in each block and 63 blocks = 2331 pieces.  I have enough pieces leftover to make at least 12 light blocks and some dark blocks.
For perspective, here is it is on my double design wall which is 84" tall and 96" wide.

I'm a little off my track of trying to make smaller quilts with this one.  I am SO glad this is sewn together.

Yesterday was cold and rainy so I got a lot of sewing done.  I have 55 ...

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March 8, 2019
Thursday's sewing............. from Exuberant Color

I started sewing top to bottom seams joining columns into rows last night but it was too much wrestling bulk for so late in the day so I'll work on it in the daytime today when I have more energy.

I switched to sewing the half blocks for the black background OBW instead.  It was nice mindless easy sewing.  I got 16 of them sewn, lots left to do.

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March 7, 2019
9 more blocks.......... from Exuberant Color

I had 9 more light pineapple log cabin blocks started before I decided I didn't need one more row for the length of the new quilt layout.  I finished them last night.  Now I'll see if any of them need to go on the design wall instead of blocks that are already there.  I think I'll probably make a throw size all light pineapple log cabin quilt after I get the large one sewn together.

My friend that came to sew yesterday brought lots of show and tell because we haven't had a sew day for ...

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March 6, 2019
Tweaked again........ from Exuberant Color

I changed some of the corners of the blocks at the transition point.  Since light blocks have light corners and dark blocks have dark corners, where they meet is high contrast and not blend.  I changed some of the dark corners to mediums and light corners to darker lights.  I think the blend is much better.  Visualize this on a twin bed and almost a row and a half will be hanging off the sides and end of the bed so what you will see on top of the bed is half dark and half light.  The part that hangs ...

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March 5, 2019
Fine tuning done.....I think...... from Exuberant Color

I'm still not totally happy at the transition spot between dark and light but I think it might be as good as it is going to get.  I had 8 more light blocks started so I will finish them and see if one of them is better before I take this off the wall and sew it.
Here are some of my yellow batiks laying across the ironing table waiting for me to decide on a pattern.  I need the scraps so I can make more crazy pieced blocks.

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March 4, 2019
Brrrr!!!! from Exuberant Color

It was 2 degrees at 11p.m. last night and still going down to below 0 overnight. We are probably going to break a record today for the coldest high temperature on Mar. 4th.

This is the current layout of the pineapple log cabin blocks.  Thanks everyone for your input yesterday.  I am making a large quilt!  I think the green block in the center needs to be moved and I may take off the top corner triangles of 2 blocks in the bottom row and change to lighter value triangles.  When I moved the blocks to the double design ...

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March 3, 2019
And then I wondered............ from Exuberant Color

As I was walking into my studio yesterday afternoon I saw my dark pineapple log cabin blocks (needed just 2 more for a quilt of 35 blocks) and next to them the light blocks waiting for 14 more blocks.......and thought what if I have the light blocks at one end and the dark ones at the other end and merge them with an irregular line of the 2 kinds mixed.  It would be a twin size quilt if I do this and I had made the resolution to do smaller quilts this year.

I have 8 more blocks made ...

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March 2, 2019
Lots of sewing.............. from Exuberant Color

My 2 friends came over yesterday and I worked on two new One Block Wonder projects.  Here are 4 blocks' pieces of one of the fabrics on the design wall .

I forgot to take a photo of the fabric before I cut it and this is all there is left of it.

Here are the pieces from the other fabric which had a 12" repeat so I was able to get all 6 strips out of 2 yard piece of fabric.

I didn't take a photo of this fabric either and this is the remaining piece.
Here are all ...

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March 1, 2019
Unteraegeri Log Cabin Quilt Finished! from Patchwork Sampler Blog

My February OMG project, Unteraegeri Log Cabin, was a UFO for over 15 years but is now finished. Hooray for challenges that get things moving! It was the only thing I finished this month, but I’m happy for any progress. I’m just sorry it took so long to finish. Log cabin quilts are among my favorites and this design is very striking.

At the beginning of the month, the quilt was sandwiched and a little quilting completed. I finished quilting the top, quilted all four borders and added the binding. Since my longarm is still not working, I ...

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February 27, 2019
Progress on projects........... from Exuberant Color

I have 27 pineapple log cabin blocks in progress, 4 different stages here.  I will have enough dark ones to sew the dark blocks into a quilt (35 blocks).  I have 12 light blocks started.

I put the rest of the Kaffe 6" bow tie blocks up on the design wall and it is filled so it is time to move them to a double wall.  This wall has poor lighting so these blocks will look a lot better in a different spot.  I will make one more batch of blocks and then try some different layouts.

I bought this ...

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February 25, 2019
The other project............ from Exuberant Color

If you have been reading my blog for a long time you probably know I'm working on more than one quilt at a time most of the time.  This is my other quilt, Kaffe collective fabrics in the bow tie block.

I turned every other row around for a different layout.  I'll probably try more layouts as time goes on.  I have more blocks ready to put up on the design wall now.  The blocks are 6".

I cut more pieces for the light pineapple log cabin blocks but didn't get any piecing done.  Here I have ...

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February 24, 2019
6 more blocks added...... from Exuberant Color

21 light pineapple log cabin blocks now on my Friday night design wall.  

I started out cutting from my scraps and when I ran out of pieces large enough to lay on the die (7.5" x 3.75" and 9" x 3.75") I went to my piles of batiks that are 1/4 yard or less.  I cut for over an hour to have some new dark pieces to work with.
Right now every other block is one that is mostly color coordinated with the ones between being just multi-scrappy colors.  I need at least 14 more blocks ...

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February 23, 2019
Lights and darks............... from Exuberant Color

My view of the design wall yesterday.  I have decided to make 2 quilts.  The dark one is 7 blocks tall and 5 blocks across on the bottom row and that is the proposed size now, approximately 50" x 70".

I tried something different with the 4 new light blocks.  Can you spot it?  See below.  

I only got 4 of the 12 started blocks done because I had to cut more fabrics.  I was tired of repeating the same ones over and over.


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February 22, 2019
Pineapple progress........... from Exuberant Color

This was my view from my sewing machine last night.  I put the 12 new dark blocks up on the design wall.  I still haven't removed the light blocks as a border since I haven't made any decision of layout yet.  I wasn't sold on the light blocks as border before but now that it is 4 dark blocks wide in the center I do like it better.
I had 2 light blocks started before and now I have 10 more started so there will be 12 blocks to put up on the wall tonight if all ...

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February 21, 2019
4 blocks done............. from Exuberant Color

I spent hours yesterday pressing fabric and cutting pieces for these blocks with my GO! pineapple log cabin die.  I got one more round on all 12 blocks but only finished the last strip and corners on 4 of the blocks.  My bobbin thread ran out and it was close to 11 p.m. so I stopped at that point.

Luckily the temperature got above freezing yesterday and melted off the inch of new snow with ice pellets on top of it.  It sounds like we are going to get a couple sunny days now with temperatures above freezing.

Clarice ...

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February 20, 2019
Errand day and sewing........... from Exuberant Color

Yesterday the sun was shining and the roads were clear so I ran some errands.  It was still below freezing but didn't feel so bad with little wind and lots of sunshine.

Last night I started working on pineapple log cabin blocks again.  On the left are 4 light blocks and on the right are 12 dark blocks.  They still have 2 more rounds plus the corners.  I usually only make 4 blocks at a time instead of this many.

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