Friday, September 10, 2010

29 log cabins, some prep work and SCISSOROOS...

I have a lovely pile of 29 log cabin blocks finished for making a modified version of "Chelsea Cottage" from You're Invited! by Blackbird Designs.  This is a U.F.O. that I am trying to finish for my sister, Laurie (long overdue...).
I am making the quilt slightly larger, so I am using 10 inch log cabin blocks rather than 8 inch.  The blocks are scrappy green and neutral with black centers.  This means my appliqued house block will need to be larger and therefore will need more stuff in some trees, maybe.  That will be fun.
I have also prepped these applique pieces for my next 2 blocks of "All Around the Town" by Sue Garmon.  Fun, fun, fun!
And even more fun...just look at the lovelies I got in the mail today from Natima of NotJustNat (all the way from Australia!!).  Scissoroos (little snips with a kangaroo on them!), a really cool needle case, and a lovely card.  Here is a close up of the scissoroos - ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!!  Thank you, thank you - I will treasure them ALWAYS!
And you may have noticed a button on my blog from Singing With Birds - apparently my nephew's baby quilt caught her eye and it was chosen as one for her "Five on Friday."  Thank you for the honor!

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)


  1. Oh Teresa the Chelsea Cottage quilt is going to fantastic!! I love how you make a pattern your own :0) The snips are wonderful!!


  2. love the pattern and the scissors! I got a pair of stork scissors from a gal in Australia early in the year - I never see that type of scissor here.

  3. I can't wait to see your Chelsea Cottage when it is finished. Sew pretty!

  4. How cute are those scissors! Isn't it fun to just sit and sew log cabin blocks! I think it is my favorite block to piece, you just get in such a great rhythm with them. Very pretty quilts and lucky sister.
    Theresa, what do you think of the Roseville Album quilt, are you tempted to start it? I have the pattern but I really want to finish the CWBQ before begin another big applique quilt.
    Happy Stiching!

  5. There just isn't anything ugly in the You're Invited book, is there! I like your idea of making it bigger and putting more fun stuff around the cottage! It's going to be gorgeous!
    Mary Lou

  6. Don't you just love those Blackbird Design books? The problem is that I usually like almost everything in their books and know I can't make it all. Glad you had a good mail day, too!!!

  7. Great scissors! its' on my list of things i need to get.. a small pare! lucky you! the log cabins look great!

  8. I'm lovin' the scissors - so fun!
    your LC blocks are so pretty in those greens, what a lovely quilt for her!

  9. OOOO! great fabrics for your log cabin blocks. I like them a lot. Very cute scissors.
    Awesome to see your quilt on the other blog. Fun!


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