My blue period continues…

This week I got a little side tracked by a pile of scraps sitting around my sewing space.  Most of the time I do a good job of keeping my creative urges under control – I usually jot the idea down in my note-book and go back to what I should be doing.  This week the “should be doing” was quilting my sister in laws quilt... instead I took the scraps from that quilt and made some of these…

log cabin block

Yes the scraps from the project I SHOULD have been finishing tempted me into making log cabin blocks.   In my defense I had a whole pile of 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric already cut and lots and lots of scrappy little ends of fabric.  They cried out to be made into a log cabin, and I could not ignore it.  The end result of this diversion is this lovely little top…

baby blue quiltThis 40 x 40 inch quilt top took me about 4 episodes of “Top of the Lake” to make and came together really easily.  I already knew the colours worked together and all the cutting was done I just had to make log cabins.

baby blue quilt detail 3

I am really beginning to love what you can do with solids.  I struggled with the first quilt with the lack of pattern, but now can not wait to make my next solids quilt.  I have a cunning plan already.

baby blue quilt detail 2

This fun little exercise not only distracted me from my quilting to do list, but also added another UFO to my pile, but it was worth it.  The only hard thing about this quilt so far has been photographing it in the howling wind this morning…

blowing wind

25 thoughts on “My blue period continues…

  1. I think I might, if I’m allowed to say it, like this one more than your sil’s. This one has so much more movement. And how could anyone resist all those pretty blues begging to be log cabins?

  2. This is just lovely. Sometimes log cabins are a bit… Boring. :-/ sorry, hope I’m still allowed to call myself a quilter after that admission. But these are really pretty. I think that no two are the same is what is making me happy. And the range of vivid blues! Absolutely a winning diversion 🙂
    E xx

  3. I just found myself reading all of your comments to myself with an English accent (since I don’t know an Australian one well enough to talk to myself in it). It’s time to shut the computer off! But I love your quilt! and I love the improv version we’re making for the Hope group of DGS this month.

  4. Sometimes, a project just has to be done. It is as simple as that. I’m working on one of those right now. She just did a little sneak attack right into my queue and it is the only one I’m interesting in doing at the moment. It happens to all of us!

  5. That is really cool. I too poo poohed solids a while back, but they are sneaking into my brain. “Top of the Lake” ……shall I tell you who did it? ……noooooooooooooo! It is a compelling show and well written and will also sneak into your brain.

    • Oh I finally finished Top of the Lake and I was haunted and frustrated. I knew what was going in half way thru and wanted her to catch up faster. Loved it though and want to go back and watch the last episode again.

  6. Beautiful quilt!, Love the colors and the use of solids. Would love to see how you quilt it. I should also commit to what I’m doing but I keep starting new projects…

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