Through Thick and Thin

It is finally finished!

I honestly couldn’t remember how long ago I’d started this quilt. I knew it was at least 2 years ago and just discovered I started it in January 2015.

So…Through Thick and Thin, my king size, scrappy, mostly batik, log cabin quilt, made with 2.5″ and 1.25″ logs, was only 3 years in the making!

I stopped at forty-two, 15″ blocks even though I knew it wasn’t going to be big enough for my bed. I didn’t want wide borders all around, so I decided sashing was the way to go…even though I’d personally never seen it done on a log cabin quilt. And even w/the sashing, I still needed borders! I added 6″ side borders and 2″ top/bottom borders.

I quilted it w/this modern panto that brings to mind a fence of “Asian” influence. My friend GayLee thinks it resembles a tree. Regardless, it’s perfect for my quilt.

The layout is an offset barn raising and the quilt is longer than it is wide. But when I put it on the bed, I liked the fit better turned the other way. So now, what were supposed to be wider side borders, are now top/bottom borders.

I am totally in love w/it and can’t stop taking pictures. The fur babies love it too!

Have a fantastic weekend y’all!

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Scouts Honor

I had a Saturday Sew, I swear.

I somewhat prepared a quick make project in advance using this Coaster Tutorial to make Hexie Hot Pads instead of coasters.

Even if I failed to read the instructions ahead of time, I pre cut all the hexies, backing and batting.

Five wonderful ladies came w/machines in tow and set up around my dining table.

We caught up on each other’s lives, shared some laughs and snacks, and everyone had their quick make project finished in no time.

And all I have to prove it happened, is this lone pic of my sis’ hot pad she forgot to take home.

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A Bit-O-Handwork

I’ve got a UFO to get out of the closet/onto the design wall AND a quilt to square up and prepare for binding, but first a bit-o-handwork!

Any time I sit on the couch Moe thinks it’s time to sit on my lap. He is a lap dog after all.

This is the project. It’s an Arkansas Traveler block. It will be a pillow cover to match a lap quilt that is ready for quilting (not hand quilting) and in my queue.

This handwork business is new to me so I’m not sure what type of thread I really should be using or if/when to double strand it. I’m pretty sure it all depends on the look/feel I’m going for, but any tips/pointers you can offer are appreciated.

These are the threads I’m using.

I got this contraption from the “freebie” table at our chapter meeting last month. I love freebies! I’m hoping someone can explain how I’m supposed to use it for handwork.

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