Well, well, it's been a whirlwind week over here in my crafting corner. I made some solid headway on the Cosmic Cabin quilt this past week, which felt like a bit of a victory. I managed to add logs to those salvaged green log cabin blocks and assemble everything with the sashing. I still need to add the borders, but that involves clearing a space big enough to lay everything out. (Oh, to have the luxury of a larger design wall.)
Remember at the beginning of the month, those green Comet blocks were combined with purple in a disastrous flimsy?
Well, now that the green blocks have a new lease on life in the Cosmic Cabin quilt I find I can not yet declare victory. Those purple blocks? They're still sitting in a pile, waiting for their moment to shine.
Now, I'm not one for spontaneity. I need a plan. So, I spent a good few hours playing with Electric Quilt, trying to come up with a solution for those poor purple Comet blocks. I thought up a whole bunch of ideas, but most of them involved making extra blocks and ending up with a too-large quilt. Eventually, I settled on a simple layout that required just some sashing and corner blocks.
|I think this one will be called Comet's Revival,|
or maybe Celestial Rebirth
With a plan in place, I went on a treasure hunt through my stash to find more of the original fabrics. Sadly, the green fabric in the center of the block was just about gone so for the sashing I will have to substitute it with a marble print that's pretty close, but not quite the same. And that purple paisley yardage? I only found a small scrap. But, would you believe it? I discovered some of it hiding in a square dance skirt! Talk about a blast from the past!
So, I will do what any reasonable quilter would do: I am going to take the skirt apart for the fabric. I mean, I'm not square dancing these days, so it just makes sense to put that fabric to good use in a quilt, right? Better than letting it languish in my closet, never again to see the light of day.
And there you have it, folks. I'm making progress on my never-ending list of sewing projects. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a date with my seam ripper, trying to recover that paisley fabric. Happy quilting!
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I recognize that purple paisley fabric from a bunch of blocks I made about twenty years ago! Thank goodness you saved the skirt and can repurpose it!ReplyDelete
It was difficult to make that first cut, but I am glad I found more fabric.Delete
I love those log cabin blocks! Your design for the purple makes me want to invest in EQ. How neat that you located more of that purple fabric. It's so satisfying to repurpose!ReplyDelete
I LOVE Electric Quilt. It is an amazing software program and worth every penny, in my opinion. It's amazing to print out block templates, FPP patterns, or rotary cutting instructions. I totally recommend it.Delete
Congrats on solving your dilemma! I have cut apart costumes I made for the fabric since I didn' t wear the costumes anymore!ReplyDelete
I'm not sure I wore that skirt more than twice, but now hopefully it will live a long life keeping someone warm over the winter.Delete
!Score! On the fabric find. I gave all my square dance skirts to the club when we quit dancing. They sure used lots of fabric, all those ruffles! Golly! Great rescue!ReplyDelete
I still have quite a few of my outfits. I loved making them and made a lot. It fell sort of tragic to cut that skirt up, but I am so glad to find more of that fabric so I can finish this quilt as I planned it.Delete
Sharon I just have to say “well done!” What a win to not only get your pretty green stars used up with those gorgeous log cabin blocks, but to find the skirt and repurpose it for the quilt that will shine with the purple stars! Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday. Hope you continue sewing up a storm this week.ReplyDelete
Me too. LOL I am trying to finish this project before I get distracted again.Delete
The Cosmic quilt is just gorgeous.ReplyDelete
You should get a prize for the naming of your quilts! Love them. Your log cabin is looking great. Sorry to gush so but love that you are repurposing the fabric from your skirt. Brilliant way to get fabric you need. Hope the ripppping goes quickly.ReplyDelete
To be honest, I've been getting help with quilt names from an AI. I type in a description of the colors and blocks and it suggests a bunch of names. It's helped a lot.Delete
I love the log cabin quilt. Thanks for sharing in Sew & Tell.ReplyDelete
Loving that Cosmic Cabin quilt, Sharon! What a great idea to use your great cotton clothing that is no longer serving a good purpose! Thanks for sharing with us at MM.ReplyDelete