Monday, 7 July 2008

Quilt-as-you-go Log Cabin

On Saturday I went to a quilt-as-you-go class at Picture Patchwork in Latrobe. There were only 3 other ladies in the class so it was nice and quiet and relaxing. Silly me forgot to take my camera!

These are the three blocks I managed to put together. I am very pleased with how they are looking. (Sorry about the terrible photos ... I can't wait for summer and better light again!)



I am using shirtings for the light logs ...



and mostly blue and brown Charleston by Judie Rothermel for the dark side.



Next Saturday I am going to a Heritage Stitching Day at Evandale. The four guest tutors are Christine Book, Kerry Gillespie, Brenda Ryan and Vivian Robinson. I will NOT be forgetting my camera this time. Also looking forward to meeting Cathy and Sarah. The flyer I received says that 'High tea will be served for morning tea together with a Roast Luncheon followed by Devonshire tea in the afternoon.' Just gets better and better!

On Sunday I managed to finish two 'secret' projects. Will show some photos after they reach their new homes.

43 comments:

  1. Very nice colours - I like the blue-brown combination. I don´t know if I dare to use my husbands old shirts, but it would be a good idea, because he has to many of them!
    I´m looking forward to see Oliver again, he´s the cutest cat I´ve ever seen, and I´m allergic, so it´s perfect with a "blog-cat".

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  2. I love your colours! Where did you get the blue and brown paisley with stripes? I had that in the pink and the green colourway but didn't see those two. I am sure you will love what Kerry has done for the weekend, have fun!

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  3. It is so nice to see that you are working on a Quilt-as-you-go, too! Mine is about half done, there was no course around here, so I'm learning by doing, but it seems to work.
    Love your Log Cabins and the colours you chose!

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  4. They look fantastic Christine....so how do you join yours???

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  5. Love the colours you've chosen! Look forward to see the quilt finished, I'm sure it will look great!

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  6. Hi, I love your colors, your blocks look wonderful!

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  7. Christine...I love them...the fabrics is just wonderful...great choice!!
    I`m drawn to these fabrics more and more...haven´t seen them in real life yet ...just on the internet...and wow they look good!
    And the upcoming class...you know I´m envy of you...don´t you... *LOL*

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  8. Absolutely love the log cabins and can't wait till Saturday.It all sounds very posh!! Alex is also coming with me now so that will be good. Her first all day
    stitch-in!! Cathyxx

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  9. I LOVE that log cabin....just gorgeous!!! Have a great time on Saturday I am sure it will be a lot of fun!

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  10. Love the colors you are using. Looks fantastic!
    Next weekend sounds great. Wish I could join you. Please ask Christine Book about her blog.

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  11. What amazing blocks! The colours are so beautiful. Can't wait to see them all finished.
    Nicky

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  12. Lovely fabrics! I like the blue-brown combination, it´s one of my favorites.

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  13. Oh I love the Log Cabin Block and Ive seen Selinas Quilt, its gorgeous!! Your colours are lovely!! Have a wonderful day at Evandale!!
    Hugs xxx

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  14. Love the blue and brown color combo. So crisp looking.

    Is it hard to do the quilt as you go? Sounds fun!!

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  15. I love your blocks and the fabrics are gorgeous! This is going to be a real beauty!

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  16. The quilt as you go technique sounds VERY interesting! Your fabric choices are wonderful -- and I love those shirtings!

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  17. Your quilt is destined to be stunning. The blue, brown and shirting combination looks great. I want one too.

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  18. Really love the colours you used in your log cabin blocks. A really nice combination. I'm pretty curious how the quilt will turn out, please post a picture! :)

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  19. Love the colours. Do you use the batting as foundation for the log-cabin? I’m curious how you made the blocks!

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  20. I love the fabrics! The combination is very beautiful, I want to see the work finished. Enjoy your stitching day.

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  21. I love the colours in your log cabin blocks. Would like to learn a quilt as you go quilt one day.Your class coming up sounds wonderful look forward to seeing some photos.

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  22. I love the colors you are using for the 'quilt as you go'. The stitching day in Evandale sounds so good! just the right tonic for this freezing weather we are having. Glad you are taking the camera!!

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  23. Your blocks look wonderful! I really love the colour combination! This will make such a great quilt!!

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  24. Christine, I love that new project
    the combination of blue and brown is always a hit

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  25. Hi Christine, Thank-you for your lovely comments about the mini quilt for Lucy Locket, it was my first original!!
    I love the colours you've chosen for your log cabins. You'll get to meet Sarah (If I only had chocolate) at the Heritage Day, I'm so dissappointed I can't make it. Have a lovely time!!

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  26. Oh, what a stunning quilt this will be. I can't wait to see more progress.

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  27. Lovely log cabins, I love the colours you use ánd the fabrics!

    Greetings, Carolien

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  28. Oh Wow Christine! I love the colors you've chosen. VERY pretty blocks!

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  29. This colour combination is my all time favorite. I think i might just come along and kidnap this quilt, you won't notice will you?

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  30. Great blocks....I'm with you I had those very same thoughts roll on summer its so much better for taking photos(and everything else). Have fun at your workshop.

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  31. HI Christine
    I loved your log cabin quilts, where did you buy your fabric from, I find it so hard getting reproduction fabric here.
    Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

    Leanne xx

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  32. Hi Christine,

    I LOVE the colours you have used for these blocks. They would be perfect for my boys car quilts.... ummm must find out where you got them on Saturday (grin). The day sounds absolutly delicious. Meet you real soon - and I will bring my camera as well!

    Sarah

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  33. Exciting, quilt as you go!
    I love reproduction and your are very nice in colours. How are going to put the blocks together??
    We have summer here and great lights too. Just stop by any time!

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  34. I love the fabrics, they look so vintage, it will be a magnificent quilt

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  35. I really like those log cabins you are doing...the colours look great! Jo x

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  36. This is so cute, I love those shirtings! Hope to get a tutorial...

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  37. Your log cabin blocks look great, I really like the fabrics you are putting together, think I have some in my stash!

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  38. Hey Sis! I'm commenter 39!

    These blocks are STUNNING...
    ...and they'd look so great at my house!!! lol

    Wish I was coming tomorrow - take lots of piccies for me to drool over - and have fun!!

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  39. I love your choice of colours! Log cabin is one of my favorites..and this "quilt as you go" is a great way to sew cabin blocks!

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  40. Hi Christine,
    I love the colours in this quilt. Looks like you had a great time at Evandale, I think I better make it to the next one.

    Cheers

    Fiona

    P.s I am Cathy's Sister.

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  41. I'd love to see a tutorial on how this is done. They look fantastic!!!

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  42. Oh they are so my colours! I love the blues and browns, this is going to be absolutely divine and I can't wait to see more when you put them together.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine