Sunday, October 13, 2019


Hello Quilters.  How was your weekend?  In our part of Michigan it was cold and rainy today.  I'm dog sitting my son's Boxer, so that has kept me busy.  However, I did get a little sewing done.  Some time ago Chris, owner of the Attic Window Quilt Shop, gave me some blocks and fabric saying that I could make more blocks and put together a charity quilt.  Well, I did make more blocks but discovered there was not enough fabric for a quilt.  However, I did manage to put together enough blocks to make these three large blocks (above).  This was a challenge in itself because I don't remember making this log cabin block before and I had no pattern.
Obviously these blocks were not large enough for a quilt. but I could make three table toppers or put them together and make a table runner.  I thought about using this strip between each block.
Then I decided to sew the three large blocks together like above and...
I will use this bottom piece of fabric for binding.  As you may know, my piecing skills leave a lot to be desired.  I struggled with this.  Since some of the blocks were sewn by different people and on different machines, I had a difficult time getting them all sized the same.  Also, some of the blocks were put together differently.  You may have noticed how the red center squares are not in the same place.
Anyway, I think it will make a nice table runner and who looks that close anyway.  Maybe I can practice some FMQ on it.  
Thanks Chris for the blocks and fabric!  This has been a fun challenge.

  • CRAFT DAYS: Saturday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 6.
  • Watch for Make It Take It classes coming in October and November. 
  • February Bus Trip is scheduled for Feb. 8.  Four shops are participating. 
  • January 1, BIG SALE DAY! 
  • Monday, Oct. 14
    • Beginners Intermediate Quilting
    • Sampler
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15
    • Bee
    • Embroidery Bee
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16
    • Sampler
    • Civil War BOM & Vintage Christmas
    • Make It Take It Easy Table Runner
  • Thursday, Oct. 17
    • Doll Bee
    • Intermediate Quilting
    • Beginners Intermediate Quilting
  • Friday, Oct. 18
    • Make It Take It Non Slip Foot Pedal Pad
  • Saturday, Oct. 19
    • Basic Machine Applique
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1 comment:

Annie said...

Caroll, this table runner looks great! You set the differing blocks in a pleasing arrangement. Your addition of the black & white plaid for your binding is a perfect finish. Oh, I do love a black, white & red mix. I think you’re right too, who is going to notice the odd arrangements of the little red one!


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