Monday, September 15, 2014

A Little Weekend Quilting


 I did get to do a little quilting done this weekend...well, actually, I did a lot, but some of it I can't share just yet. But I worked on a couple of my own projects, too. All of those flying geese...they are now part of my "Whit" quilt. And now I just need to hand stitch the binding for the finish.





 Originally I planned to use the aqua scallop from Miss Kate for the binding, but after taking a picture for Instagram (you can follow me there @sherrimcconnell) I realized that the aqua was just too light. My quilt needed something bolder because of the red and navy fabrics and the grey contrast background.




 So I very carefully pulled out the navy scallop strip from my jelly roll of Miss Kate to try out my theory. I was instantly in love with the navy! I love how photographs can really illuminate hits and misses with fabric choices! A friend happened to be stopping by the fabric store and picked up some more of the navy scallop for me. I just need to remember to cut a strip and put it with the jelly roll!




 After trying out the Log Cabin ruler on my Bee blocks the other day I was anxious to start a project I've had in mind for a little while: a scrap bin log cabin quilt.



I'm going to try and spend a little time going through the scraps this weekend to separate the bits and pieces that are big enough for these blocks. Then I plan to have two separate containers to pull from as I piece the blocks: the low volume and backgrounds in one and the brights in another. And, because there have been so many requests, I'll prepare a tutorial on how to use the ruler.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


13 comments:

carolann said...

Hi Sherri,
Your quilt is gorgeous! Wondering if you quilt on your domestic machine? I am excited about your upcoming tutorial for the log cabin ruler. carolann427@aol.com

Just Sew Sue said...

I only have about 10 flying geese pieced but it's on my long to do list.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Lovely quilting and I think navy is a great binding choice.

Susie Hoover said...

The navy rocked for sure!!! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing what you couldn't share today!

Needled Mom said...

Those geese look amazing.

Anina said...

Love the geese in your quilt! And you have the loveliest scraps!

Hildy said...

Your Whit quilt looks gorgous! Love the navy binding it's perfect!

Jeanna said...

Great choice with the navy binding fabric Sherri. The log cabin blocks looks great too!

Margaret said...

Sherri, did you know that Creative Grids has a video for that ruler? They have a lot of videos for their rulers, and they're very helpful.

jan said...

Gorgeous Sherri! I love the navy scallop also. Cute log cabin blocks!
xo jan

em's scrapbag said...

Love love love it!

Gai Butler said...

The navy binding is great with those eye-catching geese!

Helen L said...

I love what you've done with Whit! I love the grey in the squares, and the navy binding is perfect. And I went and checked out that ruler after you talked about it last week, and there are tutorials on you tube for it if you want to save a little time on making one yourself. After all, you are a pretty busy lady!! :-) Hugs!

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