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Log Cabin Swap Fun

Log Cabin Swap

 Several of you have asked about the Log Cabin Block swap

 so I thought I would share the details here.

 I found a few gull-able friends and decided to just put it out there to see if they wanted to make over-sized blocks, cut them into quarters and then swap. 

 Here is our my plan. It is pretty much the nuts and bolts type of information. You can disregard any of the swapping info.


RULES:(you know I don’t like too many rules, I like to call them guidelines)
Colors? Think Minick & Simpson meets Bonnie & Camille
(fabrics are not limited to these designers- just want to convey the feel of fabrics to work with)
No Batiks
Denims, wovens and other textures okay except  no crazy stuff like chenille.
Blacks and Golds okay
Press away from center regardless of light fabrics.
Do I need to say quilt store quality fabrics? I hope not with this group.

Make 20” finished log cabins
– any size center(think big since it will be cut into quarters)
 – any size strips except outer strips on all four sides must be a minimum of 2” finished.This will allow trimming and squaring up after swapping. – Basically make 16” scrappy blocks then add 2 1/2” cut strips on all four sides to have a 20″ block. – Cut each block into 4 even quarters measuring 10” square. Keep 1 and trade the other 3. Do not sew any of the quarter blocks back together. – Send the  blocks to me at this stage.

 

Once you receive the swapped blocks, trim and square up your blocks. Join 4 together in whatever setting/layout/or design you prefer.
Size will vary depending on how much you want to trim your swapped blocks. The layout below, I am estimating finished blocks will be approx. 18”

So that is our swap in a nutshell. There are a bunch of us doing these blocks with all different styles, tastes and fabric stashes. The variety of blocks will be the starting point to create some pretty cool finished quilts. We are a competitive/over achieving bunch, seeing what everyone creates will be the exciting part.

Here is the just beginning of my log Cabin strips. This was a great stash buster project. All those 1/8 of a yard pieces that were to big to go in the scrap bin but were constantly lost in the “fabric closet” quickly got sliced and diced into a variety of sizes. My fabric started out combining Bonnie and Camille with Minick and Simpson.(Acronym for that would be BCMS) 

Then I added Zen Chic, Sweetwater, Luci Summers, Tula Pink, a piece or two of Momo, Primitive Gatherings and 3 sisters! I am in heaven!!

Here are Susan Ache’s strips.  What a wonderful variety, 

mixing 30’s prints, Fig Tree

 and Sweetwater.

Yummy!

Oldies and Goodies!

 

Then in the blink of an eye, Susan already has a bunch of her blocks done. If you follow Susan on Instagram, https://instagram.com/yardgrl60/, you probably already know she is an incredible quilter. 

This pic is from Laurie Simpson’s instagram.

https://instagram.com/minickandsimpson/

Look at some of those tee-tiny pieces. Like I said, 

a good scrap buster.

Janet Hill has already been playing around with 

different settings. @janeth421

The best way to track the process as my posse 

continues making their blocks 

is to follow 

#locabinblockswap 

on Instagram. 

We will be swapping blocks end of July!

I hope to have my quilt ready for Labor Day.

 

I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!!

This quilt is so inspired by my friend AmandaJean Nyberg of crazymomquilts as well as all the Bento Box type of quilts happening all over the place.

I highly recommend anything Amanda does and her quilt is a bit more manageable than the way we are doing our swap. Our blocks are bigger to start with but end up making a smaller block overall. If you like the look but don’t want to deal with the swapping, get Sunday Morning Quilts. You will not regret having this book in your library.

-Modalissa

Scrappy Nine Patch

 I have been working on a scrappy nine patch quilt. I guess this is kind of my mindless project. You know when you get that urge to press the pedal to the medal (race car sewing terms?) but only have a few minutes.

 I am using fabrics from Bonnie & Camille, Vanessa Christenson and Fig Tree & Co.

I am using assorted charm  packs and have cut them in quarters OR using mini charms. Chain piecing in sets of 3 so it will be easy to join them all together.

The next decision will be how to put my 9-patches together. Fun, Fun!
-modalissa


Need some Bonnie and Camille scraps?

The giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified.
 I am having so much fun De-Stashing.
(is that really a word?)
 Knowing that these fabrics are going to 
good homes makes me happy, 
because they have been 
neglected at my house!
I am sure you all know that I am a 
huge fan 
of everything 
So today’s de stash is bag of fabrics 
from some of their past collections.
 
A variety of prints and yardages. 
There may be a few other fabrics in the 
bag that are also aqua, grey or red, 
but 90% Bonnie and Camille. 
Leave a comment. 
Will post the random winner 
tomorrow morning 6:00 AM. 
And the winner of the Tula Pink Layer cakes are:
Blogger
Thelma said…
II stop by every day hoping for a red giveaway, but like several other commenters, I too am making the
switch
from reproductions to more modern prints and don’t have a single piece
of Tula Pink fabric in my stash, thanks for the opportunity!
Send me an email with your shipping info and I will ship on Friday,

PIckledish Progress

Remember when I said I would never make a double wedding ring, but a pickle dish would be different? I have always been enamored with Aneela Hoey’s Pickledish quilt along so I jumped in and gave it a try.
Button
I have been collecting Greys and yellows for a while now.
I thought these were the perfect collection of 
SCRAPS
 to use in my pickle dish quilt.
The technique that Aneela uses is absolutely brilliant.
And as always it makes me happy to use a bunch
of different Moda designers fabrics in one project.
Believe it or not there is a Deb Strain valentines fabric mixed with Kate Spain.
Add in some Eric and Julie Comstock with Zen Chic. Throw in some V and Co. Zig Zags.
You know I also used any grey or yellow dots
I could get my hands on.
Fun Fun Fun

The piecing of the arch’s went together beautifully.
I made a practice melon to test my skills at curved piecing.
Not bad.
Pin it and they fit together like a glove.
Another interesting thing that Aneela did was to construct these as blocks
 instead of rings with alot of partial seams. 
At first I thought I would tackle this differently,
 BUT
she was right. 
Piece it as blocks and join the blocks together does makes it a breeze.
Also the block finish fairly large so the quilt gets big fast.
I was also able to use the tiny tiny grey pin dot  as my background that 
I had been hoarding Bonnie and Camille.
Jump in and give this a try. If you do be sure and send me pics. 
I  have already started collecting oranges and blues for a variation of this quilt in my future.
Things change so I don’t think I will ever being saying NEVER again.
-modalissa

Hashtag quilt finished

my Hashtag quilt is COMPLETE!
YEAH
Yippee
hurrah
  I am so into the color ORANGE that I had to use
one of orange 
prints from  the Scrumptious line.
Scrumptious will be in stores October 2013
 Who would have thought of a hashtag quilt before twitter
came along? This quilt was a class that
Camille Roskelley
taught on Craftsy.
As soon as Camille told me she was doing this, 
I had to sign up since I am a fan.
These 2 pics are from my instagram. Sorry for any duplication.

When sewing on the binding, I like to add a piece of the
 selvedge so I can 
remember what collection I used to make the quilt.

My friend Julie Hardgrave is a fantastic calligrapher. 
She makes hand drawn labels for me!!
Call me lazy or smart, but I add my label in as I 
add the binding.
That is when I remember to put on a label!
 
 The quilting is yummy!!
Now the dilemma? Wash or not? 
Don’t laugh, I know that is a silly question. 
Eventually it will have to be washed. Normally I do 
not wash my quilts until 
they have actually been used. 
Most of the time I am making a quilt for market 
and I never want to run the risk of the 
quilt being 
“WRINKLED”
 for the show. 
What would you do?
-modalissa

Travel Pillowcases

Travel Pillowcases
I have been having so much fun making travel pillowcases. 
All you really need is 14″ of fabric plus a band. 
It is pretty cool how the construction of this pillowcase is done.
 Don’t get me wrong making the standard pillowcases with the
 sausage technique is absolutely amazing. 
The travel pillowcases are made completely different using 1 width of fabric. 
These are fun to keep in the car for road trips or the occasional road side pillow fights!
How about using them as pillowcases/gift bags!

FABRIC SUPPLIES

Body- 14″ by 44″
Trim- 1 3/4″ x 14″
Band- 8″ x 14″

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Trim- Fold in half lengthwise and press
2. Band- Fold in half lengthwise and press
3. Lay the body of the pillow case face up and layer the raw edges of 
the trim and band. Pin in place.
4. Sew along the 14″ side keeping all the layers together .
5. Press
( this is where it can be a bit tricky to understand from written directions)
6. On the opposite end of the pillow case, fold under 6″. 
Press. Fold under 1/4″ of the 6″ and press to create a hem.
look close at the words on picture
7. Fold body right sides together.
8. Fold the flap over the top of the band creating an envelope and pin in place.
9. Sew the 2 side seams.
10. Trim corners to eliminate any bulk.
11. Turn the pillowcase right sides out. The envelope flap will hold 
the pillow in 
place and cover the top 6″ of the side seams.
12. Press and add a 12″ x 18″ travel pillow.
thank you Carolyn Tover for the machine embroidery
Doing some research on travel pillows and found that the size of 
pillows can vary by manufacturer. You may want to decide what size 
your travel pillow is before cutting and vary the  pattern slightly.
For some of the pillowcases I used flannels.
top-Apple Jacks by Tim & Beck
Marmalade by Bonnie & Camille
bottom 2- Cottons from Bear Country School by Berenstain Bears
Sleep tight!
-modalissa

schnibbles quilt along

Are you doing the schnibbles quilt along  that Sherri and Sinta are hosting?
I decided to jump on in and add one more thing to my plate. I want to make all of the schnibbles anyhow, so why not. I am good with deadlines so here goes.
I have a bliss and a vintage modern charm pack that I am going to combine for March’s project.
(vintage charm will be in stores May 2012)
Hope to see you all at the Schnibbles parade that Sherri and Sinta host on their blogs.
-modalissa

Another bite of schnibbles book review

The greatest thing about my job is that I get to work on projects in advance of their release date to the world. The bad thing about that is sometimes I don’t have much to blog about. Of course, this is no excuse for my lack of posts. I am also lucky because I happen to have a neighbor across the hall from me that is kind enough to show me all the new books and patterns streaming in. So to win back my loyal readers and anyone else that is bored to death,  I am going to do a book review for the next several days starting with Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s. Carrie’s newest book from That Patchwork Place has hit the stands. Carrie is such a talented wordsmith. Every project has a creative name and an entire story to go along with it. The wealth of information this one woman retains in her brain is amazing.  Maybe she can come up with another word for amazing so all the dancers on dancing with the stars will have something else to say.
I would certainly want to be on her team during Trivia night.

Ruby by Bonnie and Camille  is shipping to stores now so I thought I would show you the quilt made from a previous line of their fabrics. This quilt was made by an associate of mine Debbie Outlaw. (remember the chocolate cake in my birthday post?)

 Not to brag but I also have a quilt in the book. (THANK YOU CARRIE!)
And I need to mention that Alicia Keys from Heirloom quilting did a super job quilting mine. Check out her work if you are looking for a machine quilter.
The best part of this is that I am going to give this book away to some who leaves a random comment. You must have a way for me to contact you. This will be short and sweet. I will draw the name by 6:00 am tomorrow morning. (Wednesday) A 24 hour giveaway.! Go for it and thanks for stopping by.

I am giving away a book!

Did my title peek your interest?

Today is my day for The Teacher’s Pet
Strip-Smart Quilts Book Blog Tour
I have known Kathy for many years. She holds a special place in my heart for many reasons.
One is that she is Cajun and talks funnier than I do.
My husband
 thinks he is Cajun
 due to the time he spent with an
X-girlfriend that was Cajun but that is another story.
Every time I talk to Kathy she makes me think of my time spent crabbing, making Gumbo
(minus the okra) and Boudin. Kathy has included her recipe for Grits in the book which is
tame compared to the other things she could
be cooking up?

Yesterday you visited Elizabeth at Late Bloomers.We both chose the same quilt from the book. I would say great minds think alike. Right, Elizabeth?!

Well Kathy has cooked up some delightful patterns in her new book using 2 1/2 strips or
yardages cut into strips.
When Kathy asked me to be included in this Hop, I quickly agreed. I was to pick out my favorite quilt and tell why. Now rremember I am a middle child, so I had a hard time deciding on my “Favorite”.
 I like them all.
I studied and studied.  I couldn’t decide if I liked the quilt design or the fabrics used in the quilt the best.
Each of the fabrics Kathy choose for the quilts were perfect. I tried to choose something different than what she had pictured which was even a tougher task.

Hometown in stores August, Ruby in stores September
I choose a jelly roll from Sweetwater called Hometown. I mixed it with a teeny tiny grey white polka dot from Ruby by Bonnie & Camille for my background. 
I could use an entire bolt of this grey dot. Love it!





 
This is what I made. I may have to finish it up for perfect Father’s Day gift for my X Cajun man.
Yes the header said I am giving away a book.
 Leave a comment on my blog and Kathy will be using a
random generator to pick a winner each day.
Each winner will be receiving a book and ruler which will
 be shipped at the end of the blog tour.
Tomorrow visit Vickie at Sugar Spun quilts to see her favorite
project and get another chance to win!
A Cajun gal told me there will be a grand prize also drawn for at the end of the book tour. 
   
If Kathy share more of her recipes, beware! Have you ever had aligator? It tastes like chicken.
_modalissa