Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Madrona Log Cabins

I finished up my Madrona Road log cabin wall-hanging quilt the other day.
madrona log cabin2 
It's made with the scraps from my other Madrona Road project. (That one's still not quilted yet.) I quilted some paisley/clam shells in the gray background. The thread's a little darker, I like how it makes the quilting stand out a little.
 madrona quilting close up
The log cabin blocks have different quilting in each round, done in off white thread. Maybe I should take a photo of the back so you can see the quilting.

I didn't have a lot of the binding fabric so I went with a single fold binding this time. I think it turned out ok and is a good choice for a wall hanging or  other mini quilt. 

Friday, September 06, 2013

Moving right along...

First of all, I broke my toe yesterday. It hurts but not nearly as much as the broken/crushed fingertip of 2012. I accidentally bumped it into the door jamb on my way to the laundry room. I saw an orthopedic doctor today and he thinks it should heal up without surgery (whew). So I'm keeping it taped to its neighbor, wearing an ugly hard uncomfortable velcro shoe, and thinking healing thoughts.

Some other stuff happened this week--we went to the EMP Museum on Monday and saw lots of cool stuff like stakes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a Dalek and Star Trek paraphernalia and lots of clothing of Women Who Rock (my daughter LOVED the frothy pink Loretta Lynn gown). A replica of a meat dress, even. Oh yeah, and Princess Bride stuff! It was pretty amazing. Buttercup's wedding gown is beautiful.

Then school started on Wednesday, for my boys. Here's hoping for a very good school year for them both.

Last weekend I went to a Seattle MQG sew-in; it was pretty fun. I finished up 4 x-plus blocks, one scrappy trip block, and started some selvage Christmas ornaments. I had a good time visiting with friends too, it is so good to get to know people a little better and there are some way cool people in that group.

So here is my sewing photo catch-up:

x-plus blocks 9-13
 xplus blocks 9-13

x-plus blocks 14-17
xplus blocks 14-17

Unswapped berry-colored selvage potholders--I made these for the September Seattle MQG meeting but it was on the first day of school, which was the night before the first early middle school day, and I felt like I needed to stay home and do bedtime with my kids. We're trying hard to get really solidly into our routine and I think it will help a lot. So I didn't swap my potholders. Maybe there will be some others that still need to swap next time. Or maybe I'll just keep them. I like them.
unswapped potholders 
I have a few projects I'm thinking about while I'm resting my poor foot (and not driving places.)
The Double Wedding Ring challenge
Two color quilt challenge for Seattle MQG
Submissions for a certain magazine
And a secret project that I'm not all the way sure about doing yet.

I'm also finally watching the most recent season of Dr. Who and rereading The Graveyard Book. 

What are your plans for the month?