Monday, April 14, 2008

Star light, star bright!

Progress!  I finally got the top of the log cabin baby quilt put together.  I realized a lot while doing this.  I have been doing so much freeform artsy type stuff with my atc's, chunky pages and other "fun" stuff that I have totally gotten away from good clean piecing techniques.  I got out my moleskin and my rulers and changed the feet on the machine for this one. 

About half way through these log cabin blocks I had a big WHAT WAS I THINKING moment.  Geez, why so many strips Jen?!!  I could have done it with bigger strips or something but I really, really LOVE log cabin quilts and am dying to make more.  I made a few mistakes in this one but overall I'm happy with it and hope the recipient doesn't mind "scrappy".  I don't know the teacher well that I'm making this for.  I just know that my son really likes her and is excited about her new baby. 

I was very undermotivated this weekend to exercise and didn't.  Last night I realized, as hubby and I were looking at places to go in Key West, that I need to get my act together and get in swim suit shape!!  We are going there for our 25th anniversary, sans kids.  I'm very excited and got off my butt to do another 3 mile walk.  I may have to up the workouts.

When I'm motivated.

Tonight I'm going to quilt like a rock star to try to get this to the new momma before she has to go on maternity leave.  The baby's due May 1st but it is her second so who knows how long she'll be able to hold out.

Besides, I'm looking forward to some new OC clues soon!  I'm really enjoying all the new "friends" I'm making by visiting the "quiltville" and mystery blogs.  Leave me a comment to let me know you've been here, I love getting them!!

Piecefully yours, Jenni


Renee said...

Hi Jenni,

Just a little note to let you know I was here. If it wouldn't be too much trouble, I would love the instructions for that log cabin star. My niece is having her second baby in October and this time she promised to let us know what she's having. I would love to make this for her. Can't wait for the second clue, guess we'll have to wait until tomorrow. Keep the piece. Renée

Amanda said...

The quilt has turned out beautifully. And you're probably the only one who will notice any mistakes. I was making a lap quilts from left over 4 patches yesterday and realised that I was not being very accurate, so will need to read up on all the tips again and take more care.

Roslyn Atwood said...

A very pretty LC one of my favorite blocks & a good standby-It has so many variations & I can make it up into a quilt in a flash!

Roslyn Atwood said...

A very pretty LC, one of my favorite stand by blocks. They go together so fast & look good in any colors or settings.