Saturday, October 22, 2011

FNSI Oct. 2011 version

How can it be almost the end of October already? I haven't even really started thinking about crafting Christmas gifts yet! Sorry kids, you aren't getting handmade gifts this year....
I've been swamped the past month or so - we have a new crafting group at church, with the emphasis on charity donations (quilts, afghans, hat and mitten sets, etc.) and so much of my time has gone to prep. work for that group. I've also recently painted my crafting space, and I'm still trying to find my way back!
I did make sure to keep track of one of my on-going projects, and that's what I worked on last night. I saw a picture of a really great quilt on someone else's blog, and I loved it enough to try to make one on my own. I've cut strips of fabric to make 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" 'logs' - then I sew four of them together, press and trim (if needed) into an 8 1/2" square, and voila! a quilt block. When you have a bunch of them, you sew them together, making sure to twist them so that the stripes alternate from 'up and down' to 'side to side' - it makes great texture.
I haven't actually sewn any blocks together yet, but I got a lot sewn up last night. The pics are of my starting pile of cut fabrics, and then some of the completed blocks:


  1. I love the colors! Can't wait to see the finished result!

  2. It's seen quilts done like that. With the fabrics you've chosen it should be pretty once it's finished.

  3. Great progress! Can't wait to see it finished! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower! Have a Great Day! :)

  4. A successful FNSI! They look great!

  5. I love seeing stacks of cut strips waiting to be sewn. :o) And your blocks look great, will make a beautiful quilt. Going to follow your blog, and watch the progress. :o) Nice to *meet* you.

  6. I love this idea! Can't wait to see the final quilt!