Another working night

First, those log cabin blocks needed assembling. So the Sunshine and Shadows top is done and I do like how it turned out – I’ll probably love it by the time it’s quilted.

Then the Kaleidoscope blocks went up on the design wall – I’m not sure about the arrangement yet so I’m going to contemplate them for a day or two. I’m also not sure I made the best fabric selections for this quilt – I like all the fabric but I’m not getting that *circle* effect. I’ll have to plan out my next one better.

Then I decided it was playtime. It is all I can do not to cut up my entire stash using the new cutter so I’m make myself finish a top before cutting into more fabric. I had some Charm squares that Deb had given me as a gift – probably for my birthday but I can’t remember for sure and I decided they’d make a good Happy Block Quilt.

I folded a yard of fabric and in one pass – I had my red 2.5 inch strips and repeated the process for my brown ones.
I got 28 of the 48 blocks I need pieced before I had to stop – I’d been working all night and needed a break.
Since I wanted more squares for my quilt than the ones in the Charm pack – I pulled a few pinks from the stash …and look, more selvages for my collection.



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16 thoughts on “Another working night

  1. Mary, how can you stay up all night and still be able to sew… I’m so impressed. I love the pink/chocolate combination. It’s so now. A couple of years ago, I was so sick of brown.. but now, I think I’m going to be buying browns again to compliment the pinks that I have. Love your pink selvages…

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  2. Mary, it is amazing to see the work you get done while most of us are asleep. You rock! And to think you got some more selvages out of it all–what a bonus!! Your log cabin quilt is gorgeous.

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  3. Sheree

    LOVE the red, brown & pink Happy Block quilt. I may have to try one of these for HeartStrings with coordinated fabric I haven't been able to cut up for strip blocks. Mary, you are always an inspiration.Sheree

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  4. I hope you can sleep tonight. You deserve a rest! Those are so pretty. I like the way they look so different in each setting. I don’t like to do Log cabins…I don’t know how to not mess them up is why. My quilt buddy says I need more practice.

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  5. The reason you didn’t get circles with the Kaleidoscope blocks is because the corners are usually just 2 fabrics, a light and a medium alternated on touching blocks. The corners are part of the circle where yours blend with each individual block. I like the new setting you came up with a few days later though.

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  6. I want to save selvages, but don’t know how… do I cut them off when the yard goes into my stash? Or when I start cutting? If I don’t use it all, how do I know what it is if I need more? So many questions… 🙂

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