Sunday, April 05, 2009

More snow pictures, and Log Cabin border


Now, look in his back pocket -- do you see why I take good quilts off the bed? That is the most humongous screwdriver - some of us have been talking about such dangerous items left in back pockets! (used to unclog the chute) Sometimes it stays in that pocket, when he returns to the house and sits on the bed/quilt to remove heavy snow gear!

I've taken this photo (below) several times, a drift that shows up close to the
neighbor, but I just LOVE all the LINES!
My Log Cabin border (below) HAD to include the cornerstones. They MUST meet correctly at the corner, and at the center of each side -- time for graph paper. Centers of each border may be 'off' but they must be symmetrical. I'm sewing chunks at a time, and spreading the colors out somewhat evenly among the four sides. Close up my eye sees the individual strips, but from a distance, all those colors blend to look like woodsy shadows - my intention. I LIKE it, but it's taking a long time to put together - those are one inch strips. The quilting will further help to blend the strips.

22 comments:

GARI said...

Beautiful, the quilt not DH. LOL
Looks like you are spending your snow days time doing good work.

Morah said...

WOW! THAT'S A LOT OF SNOW!

Sharon said...

Love your LC border - that will be fabulous!
And what a honking big screwdriver!

Owens Family Adventures said...

Your quilt is looking fantastic!!
I just checked our weather this morning and we are...sob...due to get snow in two days. I. Cannot. Believe.It.
When will Spring be here for real?? When??!?!!!!
dawn

Lori in South Dakota said...

my favorite--"honey, I tore a hole in my coveralls and I need it fixed by tomorrow". Okay--is it a big hole? Silence. Oh, not too big. Okay, are they clean? Put them by my sewing machine and I'll fix them later. When I went to fix them, I measured, the hole was 22" long and 6" wide. I mean the middle was GONE~!! He had washed and worn them until I had to cut COCKLEBURRS out of the batting inbetween the layers. Arrgghh So I can believe the screwdriver, I have fence insulators and nails and bolts and nuts and I know a PLIERS on my cupboard in a basket where he SOMETIMES will remember to clean his pockets. And the snow, that is WAY too familiar!!

LC said...

Your quilt is simply lovely! You are to be commended for your patience, both in piecing this one, and with that man and his habits!!

Marilyn said...

Your log cabin is beautiful! We hit 82 degrees here Saturday and then a cold front blew in during the night and the high for Sunday was 62 with a brisk north wind. My husband said it was the coolest 62 degrees he had felt. I will tell him it was coming off snow from up north. We are located in north central Texas.

Joyce said...

The quilt is looking good! The snow, not so much.

paula, the quilter said...

Love the way the cornerstones in the border undulate. We got the wind and snow from the same storm.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

The snow pictures are sure pretty. We're supposed to get down to freezing here, which is pretty late for Texas. I love your log cabin quilt. I haven't made one in a while and would like to do one again.

The Calico Quilter said...

Did you say 1" strips? Honey, you are a glutton for punishment! But - it is a gorgeous border and will be a striking quilt. Maybe you could bottle that patience and sell it.....

*karendianne. said...

You effort is going to be divine and matchless. The vision you've painted is lingering in my mind. I can see it!!! I love this quilt, the effort, the time and the love.

Warm and Woodsy Love, *karendianne.

Doug said...

We don't have snow like that here in Ireland thank goodness. How do you cope?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Log cabin blocks are some of my favorites. There seems to be no end to how they look depending on colors and combinations. Enough with our snow already Mother Nature!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

When it comes to fabric, seam allowances and MATH, you are amazing! It is coming along so nicely... and 1" strips! I will stop complaining about my 1.5" strips now! I hope spring makes an appearance in your neck of the woods soon... goodness knows I will welcome warmer weather with open arms! Cheers! Evelyn

Julie said...

The quilt is fantastic and well worth the time you are putting into it. I am so mesmerized by that snow. We have had weather in the 70's of late. But today and tomorrow it is cold, near freezing for some odd reason. Thursday it will be back in the 60's then back into the 70's for us. Thank goodness!!

Helen said...

Hi Elaine

Brr, it looks cold. Can I ask you how you cope with a pieced border when you are quilting it? How do you stop it from fraying and unravelling and losing the quarter inch seam allowance on the cut edge? I did my first pieced border recently and while it looked great as a flimsy, I had a bit of trouble keeping it from fraying and keeping the edge straight when it was basted up and I was quilting it. Mine had triangles in it so not having the seam allowance meant I cut the points off when I put the binding on. Any tips?

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the snow pictures - but I sure don't want any here. :) I think log cabin quilts are my all time favorite. A friend did a beautiful embroidered quilt and we worked on her borders for a long time at the retreat. They can be tricky! blessings, marlene

limpingalong said...

So, you have found Coolrue! I've really enjoyed reading Doug's blog.
They has done a marvelous job re-doing that place. ComfortCove should look at it as she is redoing her new home.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

The log cabin is looking great...and the "lines" in the snow picture was pretty. I laughed at the remote control story...I too have felt your pain. Not wanting anything to break...as it takes me forever to learn new tricks!

MARCIE said...

Oh my goodness! You are getting more snow! Question: why is your snow removal equipment so different from DH's? Plus, you are out there in the blizzard! He waited for the sun to come out. I'm just saying...
Lovely log cabin by the way! Really nice!

sMC said...

GOBSMACKED
yes I am shouting, all the snow!!!! love the quilt btw