Saturday, February 28, 2015

MARIE: Part 2 Complete

I have completed 20 curved log cabins.  This is a fun quilt!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

France - My Log Cabins

Hello everyone!

My name is France Nadeau and I signed up for making this gorgeous quilt by Deana. The following is taken from the post I have published on my blog.

The four following images are pictures of the four versions for the log cabins that were to be sewn in month 1. It took me some time to make the sixteen featured here. I did not used fat quarters as suggested by Deana, but scraps and old clothes. I have wanted to mix those fabrics together for some time and I thought that the Shimmer Braid quilt was the perfect occasion. When I look at Deana's pattern, I see an English kitchen herb garden. Not what she had in mind. But the image is engraved in mine.
The pink fabric is silk that wrinkles as soon as I touch it. So, please, disregard the obvious wrinkles. I made four blocks of each version. Not following the cutting and sewing instructions of the pattern meant I could not make the blocks as fast as possible. In the end, I cut every single piece separately and then sew them together. 

I have also used polyester. The brown squares are made of a polyester embroidered with brown thread. The white and light beige fabrics are polyester looking like linen. The beige/brown/orange is a "wrinkled" polyester (I am not sure how to call it...).

Because I used all those fabrics with different textures, the result is a block not lying perfectly flat. Not good for taking pictures, let me tell you. Looking at my pictures, it seems that none of the lines are straight. (I assure you they look better in real. You will have to take my word on that. ;-) ) But they will make, I think, a striking top. And when quilted, everything will stay in place.
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Cathy - Part 1 Done!

I wanted to wait to post this until I could get to work and take a good picture! :)  Finished these up Friday night.  There are four in each stack so I'm done with the first month!

I had a ton of fun with these.  Thanks Deana!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

MARIE: Month 1 Complete

I have completed my log cabin blocks for Month 1.  These blocks are so much fun to make--when you get the seam allowance right.  I'm looking forward to Month 2.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Cathy - Finally Started!

It's been a pretty busy week, but I finally got started on my blocks for the first month of Shimmer Braid last night.  Here's a glimpse of where my quilt is going...


I really love the color play and can't wait to see the rest of it come together.  Thanks Deana!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Shimmer Braid top taking shape

I wanted the group to see the quilt as it is taking shape with real fabrics instead of a diagram.  My Saturday at the sewing machine resulted in a near finished top.  Shimmer Braid is well on its way and so much fun to make.  

My design wall is not quite large enough to put the last few rows on, and FYI, the rows are not all sewn together yet.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Shimmer Braid log cabin blocks

Here are my 1st month's blocks.  Each pile has 4 completed log cabins in it.  I forgot to show my fabric selection but I used the same that Deana used simply because I had no time to shop and I do not live near good fabric stores.  I should not have put a frame around the blocks but I have a new phone that I am learning and no time to redo.  These blocks worked up fast.