Monday, June 20, 2011

Why don't I like this quilt top?

There's really nothing technically wrong with it, but something is missing for me (no, not the border!)

Though a border would help.
The logs finish at 1/2 inches wide.

My analysis: 1. too many 'busy' fabrics for logs of this size. 2. too much 'light' - I like log cabin quilts with dark predominant. 3. maybe I'm not used to looking at the courthouse steps arrangement - this is the first one I have made.  4. It needs a border.

It's summer and I have more time, so I am trying again.  This time the logs will finish at 3/4 inches.  There is more of a mix of colors, and I've switched positions of the dark and light fabrics so the dark will predominate.  We'll see!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Next Nearly Insane block

This one is a little wonky.

 I think a few leftovers were thrown together for this one.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Nearly Insane block and Pink Saturday

Hey, who says that pink, red and blue don't go together?  Not Salinda Rupp, the maker of this quilt, back in 1870's Pennsylvania.  These colors are very close to those in the original quilt.

I am joining Beverly for Pink Saturday.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Easy Nearly Insane block

You know every now and again even us Nearly Insaners need a break, and take on an easy block.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Back to some quilting content

I have been continuing on my Nearly Insane blocks, just neglecting to post them here.

Here is a bright zinger, in colors very close to the original quilt.  I redrew the inner part of the block to make it easier to piece, instead of struggling with Y-seams.  I'll have another block tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vintage Thingy Thursday June 2

I've been visiting ebay again, friends, and picking up tobacco silks.  Oh, this has to stop.

Two queens, Marie-Theresa of Austria, 1840 - 1863, and Esther, 200 BC - yes, the Esther from the Bible.  A bit of fraying here but looking good, for being almost 100 years old.  Very Vintage!!!  These were inserts or premiums, in tobacco products, much as little toys are in cereal boxes today.

Be sure to visit Colorado lady and see more vintage items!

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