Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day to all in the US! Its a long weekend for us so I'm using the time off to do a little quilting and a little cleaning.

I joined the Old Red Barn Quilt Along on flickr - this round they are doing Wonky Log Cabins and these have intrigued me for awhile so I thought I'd give them a try. In a moment of weakness the other night I ordered fabric (the kiwi line) instead of pulling from stash like I should have. Today I tried my first block -

There are some things I will do different on the next block but all in all it was a lot of fun. I can't believe how LIBERATING it was to make - no points to match, not cuts to make straight - its supposed to be wonky - what could be better than that? I'm not saying I will give up traditional piecing but this style definitely has its place. Quilt Dad the leader of the quilt along, will be posting 3 other variations of wonky log cabins in upcoming posts. I am going to wait and try each before I decide on one style for a quilt - or I will do a quilt with all 4 styles depending on how and what I like.

I also got a bunch of stuff ready for a post office run tomorrow - swaps, giveaways, etc. and we went to a picnic yesterday which included sitting out by the fire late into the night listening to two of the guests play guitar while we all badly sang the words to lots of old songs while drinking sweet tea vodka. Oh and there was a quick trip to the LQS yesterday to get some black and whites for the wonky cabins and some fabric for my Halloween Annie for Aunt Pitty Pat's swap - yes I signed up for yet another swap - I can't help it they are so much fun!

One last thing, if you haven't seen it yet head on over to The Painted Quilt - Kaaren is doing a First Friday Freebie stitchery pattern and this month's was just posted the other day. Also, Linen Closet Quilts is doing a Free BOM Challenge - the first one, an eagle, is gorgeous!

Have a pieceful day!


Thimbleanna said...

Gosh Caryn, thanks for all the great links! I'd love to do a wonky log cabin -- I think they're adorable. So many little time. {Sigh.} Oh, and I love the colors you've chosen!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is a cute log cabin block. I'm not good at wonky. I wish I'd seen this when making my daughter's quilt. Oh well, next time.

Terry said...

I've been wanting to try a wonky log cabin for a while now! They just look so cool and I've found I seem to like anything wonky! Your block is beautiful! :0)