Look at this beautiful antique log cabin waiting for adoption at the antique mall in my hometown. I didn't have a ruler with me, but I think the logs are 1/4". It's a top, so the block backing is visible - foundation pieced. Some of the fabrics are shredding, but what a beauty! The brights look like silks. There is an embroidered name on one of the logs (picture at left). You never know what you'll find.
Vicki and I spied this block at Rebecca Haarer's shop in Shipshewana this past weekend. The sales clerk graciously opened the quilt, and put it on the bed for us to explore.
Pretty cool, right? The quilt hanging behind the bed is great, too. At Yoder's, this 30's repro placemat caught my eye. So did the tea cozy design.
We had a wonderful time shopping on Friday, sewing on Saturday and Sunday, and we squeezed in a bit more sewing on Monday morning before heading for home. I'll share what I worked on in my next post. It should be finished up by then, in between baking, and wrapping gifts. I'm still waiting for a present to arrive, and it's a fun one, too. I called today, and it hasn't even shipped yet!
A few posts ago I mentioned that I like to work on Flying Geese blocks in the Fall. The migrating flocks always remind me of quilts. So, Cheri'sThree Little Quiltswas the perfect weekend project. I cut the flying geese parts from scrap strips during the week and then enjoyed the weekend pulling the little quilts together. Thanks, Cheri, for the inspiration!
Jan and I are planning on alot of sewing next weekend. I'm working on a couple UFO's and one new project. I was looking thru the state books to find a quilt similar to the Thaddeus Stevens quilt from Lincoln and found a quilt in Arkansas Quilts that jumped to the top of my list. I haven't started a new quilt in quite awhile (I'm not saying I haven't added to the list).
I'm in the process of sewing on a quilt binding, so I'll have a finished quilt to share soon.