Tuesday, November 08, 2011

37 Log Cabin Blocks on the Floor, and Goodbye, 2 QOV Quilts

Here are 37 of 48 planned Rebuilt Log Cabin blocks on the floor.  I have scrunched them way out of the way from foot traffic, just in case someone tromps through.   So far, I'm liking it!  I DON'T like the smudge on my camera  that I didn't see 'til AFTER the photos were taken.  I LOVE the zig-zaggy light and dark diagonals.  The blocks are trimmed -- mine are ending up 10 - 10.12 before sewing together.    Today I am packing up these two Quilt of Valor quilts -- sometimes it's hard to part with them but they sit on the shelf, unused, and they need to be used.   Off they go to Alycia in Kersey, Colorado.  The left one is a Rebuilt Log Cabin, and the right one is a Confusion Quilt, designed by Debbie Bowles. 
Regarding the Confusion Quilt -- the blocks are made oversize, and then trimmed - yes apparently I LIKE to make blocks and then cut them up!  Anyway, what is trimmed off goes to the floor, then picked up and sewn back together for the border, in whatever way you choose, producing some amazingly complex-looking piecing.  (Below) The horizontal black with stars is the "regular" border and above that is all the piecing made up of whatever.

Below is the red side of the quilt.  The horizontal white pieced to the red is the other side of the quilt border, and below it is part of the border, all the little bits and pieces picked up off the floor!  8-)))   I had no intention of it turning out something like a flag, with the red/whites together, and then the blue/whites together, but that's what happened.  This design is definitely a surprise in the end, and Confusion in that you don't quite know what it will turn out to be, until the end.  I LIKE surprises like this. 

11 comments:

Janet O. said...

I don't know if I could cut into a log cabin block once I got it made, but it certainly makes a great new design.
Good of you to send those quilts for QOV. They are very nice quilts and someone is going to love receiving them.
From this post it would appear that you do seem to have a thing about piecing and then cutting. : )

Lynn said...

Very Nice - heard recently that more QOV are needed as the supply has gotten low so your quilts will be much appreciated as are any that are donated.

LynCC said...

I can't wait to have more UFOs under control so I can do a rebuilt log cabin!

Helen in the UK said...

Great job in sending those quilts to Alycia as I know she does brilliant work for QOV :)r

Carol said...

I was glad to see your post of the log cabin tutorial. Will definitely go on my list. I was in Houston all last week for the International Quilt Show and had the kaleidoscope ruler you recommend written down to look for. And I found it! It came home with me and I was glad to see all the info written on the back. You have made so many interesting ones and that is one I definitely want to do. Just was waiting on locating the ruler.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous quilts. The recipients will be thrilled to get them.

aubirdwoman said...

oh your Rebuilt Log Cabin is looking good. I had decided housework was the order of the day but ..... oh darn you and your blog. lol
Love the Confusion Quilt.
Hope its not snowing ... very humid and now its raining here.

Bonnie said...

You sure get things done -- quickly. Um, er, do you do the cooking in your house?

Love the current rebuilt lc. I'm hunting for fabrics to go with the two pieces I started as my sample blocks. Sigh.

Lady of the Cloth said...

I love that rebuilt log cabin, I just can't figure out how you did it. Is there a pattern available? Inquiring minds need to know. Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts.

Ivory Spring said...

Elaine,

Thank you for stopping by. Your quilts are LOVELY! The rebuilt Log Cabin is so intriguing to me. And may you be blessed multiple folds for blessings the soldiers with the QOV quilts.

Purple Pam said...

What fun! Great quilts, even if they are confusing! LOL!