I seem to be on an Amish trend. First the book announcement and a round-up of my Amish quilts, and then with this WIP Wednesday, news of my Amish With A Twist-2 BOM status. I was sailing through these monthly chapters of fabric and pattern until this one: twenty-eight blocks, all log cabin style.
I got out my trusty swatch/color helper and started cutting. I had to add a bunch to my cards to keep them current, one selvage snip at a time.
At first I was confused, with what they wanted, then I figured it out. They want a TOTAL of 28 strips, in a variety of the colors listed. I did my math, and figured out that would be about 4 strips of each different color, in the dark color way and a different number in the medium color way, so lined them up on the board and started cutting.
I sewed the centers together, then did one complete round of strips. They look kind of cool lined up here, I think.
I assembled them in kind of a log-cabin-block arrangement, just trying to get the visual.
And finally–twenty-eight blocks completed. I have eight more to go in a different coloration, then assemble and finish.
I’m also working on the #friendshipxandplusswap showing up on blogs and instagram; there are quite a few of us who have paired up, decided on the number of blocks, and are going at it. In October I was supposed to send my partner two blocks (we make four and send off half), and in November, four. Well, here’s a part of November’s, I still owe October’s and December is right around the corner. We all plan to blog on the last Friday of the month, so if you are not entertaining a turkey-pumpkin-pie hangover from the day before (American Thanksgiving), and can head back around, you’ll see some more of these blocks.
Next WIP rattling around in my head comes from when Leanne announced the theme for our next Four-in-Art challenge: Structure. So when I was visiting my sister and her husband at Cedar-Sinai hospital this past week, I took some photos to get me in the mood. They have very cool structures there, in terms of modern, angular buildings. But it’s their art on the inside which is swoon-worthy. (That’s another post).
Here’s the Big Kahuna of WIP projects, and the deadline is fast approaching. I have now received all the 12″ squares from my bee mates. Now to find the hyper-overdrive-Christmas-blast of energy to get it done! I’ve not arranged these yet how I want them, but I love seeing them and all the signature squares, up on the pinwall.
I could bore you with more, but I think that’s more than enough.
Linking up with Lee of Freshly Pieced.
14 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday”
Those Amish blocks are wonderful and I love the x&+ blocks too. Santa looks fabulous surrounded by the greens.
Loving the Santa quilt. I’ve also been thinking structures, as well.
All the greens in your Christmas quilt just seem to work! Love having a block in there. Your Amish quilt will be stunning
I love the colors you are using for the log cabins!they are so soothing and calm, yet bright.
Your Amish blocks look wonderful. What are the solids? They look like shot cotton.
Those log cabins are gorgeous. I can not wait to see this top all put together.
I love how you just whip out 28 log cabin blocks. Yeah, it took me 26 years to do that for one quilt, remember? That tape measure fabric is very fun.
I love how the Amish with a twist is coming along, looks nice and bright. I’m in the middle of making x and + blocks for a swap as well, great use of the tape measure fabric.
The log cabin blocks look like some yummy candy and I love that Santa top!!
That Santa just keeps getting better! Love him!
I always enjoy your work. Your Amish color choices are great! Can’t wait to see Santa completed.
There are so many lovely works in progress going on at your house, all full of colour. I am especially loving the green stars and such with the big Santa, that is a great idea. And your hospital sure is a beautiful building.
Your Santa quilt is gonna be awesome! Lots of great projects you have in the works.