Wednesday, September 23

Tea Time

I had a small burst of productivity this week. These two quilt blocks were made for the American Women's Club of Luxembourg. Actually, the AWCL is contributing quilt blocks for a quilt that is being put together by FAWCO - Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas. Um, I don't really understand it all either. I was asked if I'd like to contribute. I said yes. Anyway, the theme was tea - greens and browns with a splash of milk and honey. The first block is my standard scrappy log cabin.

The second is made by sewing 6 strips together, cutting them apart and resewing. As you can see I did this multiple times. It kinda got away from me. Regardless of this strange block the sew, cut, resew process is really fun .

The exciting news is that Julie is here! She arrived safe and sound with her characteristic smiling face. She even managed to stay up until 10:00!! Unheard of if you ask me. Tomorrow we're going to the center. I'm so excited to show her around!

5 comments:

Annabel, Mikko, Marcelle and Eric said...

Have a great time! Just got home from a book swap event held by the American Women's Club here in Stockholm! How funny is that? You quilting is reminding that I should get to it too...Have a great time with your friend, though I know you will as we so often do with our dearest friends...My best friend came last Christmas for a Scandinavian Christmas and we had a blast even though we all had to deal with a nasty strand of flu! ;o)

Emily said...

I love love the top quilt square. Very beautiful!
Tell Jules hello. I can't wait to hear about your adventures. Hope she brought you some mags...

christie said...

I love the blocks...they seem very katyish...
or Amish like.
Hugs to Jules and enjoy the sights. mom

Irini said...

The quilt squares are so cute! I looked up scrappy log cabin blocks and a lot of people seem to sew them on to a stabilizer. Do you? Do you just keep going until you hit the right size?

katy said...

Hi Rini!! No I don't use a stabilizer. I start with the center square and go around adding sides, exactly like making a traditional log cabin. When it looks close to the size I want I measure it - I want it to be a little bigger than my desired size. Then I square it off to the exact size, taking a little off of each side. It's called "squaring up." Easy peasy. Mooches to you!!

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