December 2012 - Posts

This was a thank you gift to friends for letting us use their beach cabin on the Oregon Coast, Summer 2012.

Mini-Log Cabin fish blocks done with help from Judy E (Enumclaw, WA) at the QCA Leavenworth Retreat Oct 2012.  The following pictures are from the Retreat with the blocks in progress.

First Block done!  Yeaa!!!

Full credit goes to Judy E (behind me and to the left):

Two blocks done and selecting the "seaweed" fabric for block # 3:

And all 3 done and on the design wall:

That is as far as it got at the retreat.  Then it was a search for the perfect beach related fabric for the set-in triangles.  Beach related fabric is NOT easy to find in Eastern Washington State!  So, decided this was a very good excuse to make our short trip into New England into a Quilty Shop Hop also...looking for beach fabric.  We (really I) had hoped to make it to Keepsake Quilting, but that just wasn't going to happen (just too far away from where we were), so I had to settle for the few shops in the area of eastern Connecticut and Massachusetts.  Luckily, I found the perfect fabric! 

 I used a scallop motif on my embroidery module for the quilting in the set-in triangles; FMQ stippling around the motifs. Stitch in the ditch for the rest of the quilt to let the fish blocks stand out on their own.

All in all, I am very happy with it and hope our friends will enjoy it.  I learned a lot from Judy E making these mini-log cabin blocks!  Will I do them again?  Not for awhile, but you never know.  (In fact, I actually made four 1/4 inch log mini-mini-blocks as corner-stones for sashings, but decided that idea was making the wall-hanging too wide for the space for this.  So, they are going into the orphan block tub for!)  Thanks again Judy E!!!

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