Sunday, May 29, 2016

May OMG Finish

I honestly didn't think I'd get this far!  I don't think I've been so focused in a really long time.  I not only finished my goal to cut out all and piece half the blocks, but I ended up piecing all the blocks and now I have a nice pile of log cabin blocks!

I found that focusing on one color group at a time worked well.  Also, chain piecing is the only way to make log cabin blocks.  I've done them before one or two at a time for bee blocks and it felt like they took forever, but when I chain pieced and had everything laid out, it certainly felt A LOT faster! (I used this tutorial over at Connecting Threads for the cutting instrucitons.)

I ended up doing most of this in the 45 minutes I have each morning between dropping #2 off at seminary, then #3 off to school.  I spent my lazy Sunday afternoons cutting the pieces and laying them out, then when I got a moment during the week, I'd either sew or press as needed.

All laid out.  Someday I'll get a design wall, but for now, I get the floor of my sewing area.

I used my bear paw blocks as leaders and enders, so I got a few more of those done, too =)

Originally linked up here as #8.


  1. Wow! Awesome log cabin design! Great job. ;^)

  2. You are such an inspiration. It's beautiful. Now if I could only get my act in gear to start on the quilt I have all the fabric for but have yet to begin.

  3. Yay! Production mode! Log Cabins take forever lol, but wowza these look great!

  4. Heather, I'm so amazed at all you were able to accomplish by grabbing little bits of time. You're definitely an inspiration to us all! Your tree looks terrific too!


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