Some time in the future the quilters are planning to sew Log Cabin block quilts for the women’s and children’s shelter. Here is my plan. In the drawn diagram I thought light green would work next to the yellow, but when I did up the test block I was not all that pleased with the effect. I am much happier with white instead. I think it will look much brighter when assembled. This block is not quite complete, it needs one more strip of green along the top.
I learned that the traditional Log Cabin block always has a red block at the centre. It is meant to represent the hearth, the centre of the home. There are a number of other WIPs on the list before I delve seriously into this one.
Ezekiel 46:23 On the inside, around each of the four courts was a row of masonry, with hearths made at the bottom of the rows all around.
My sewing machine is handicapped at the moment. The light has burnt out and it is an hour drive to get another one. It has severely limited the amount of quilting I can get done. Frustrating to say the least. I have been planning future projects instead. Almost as frustrating because I can not begin them until the projects I have on the go are completed.
This one I am naming “Dandelions”. I intend to use the fabrics above and sew it into a wall hanging for our spare bedroom. It will go really well with the existing beadspread and drapes. I got the idea when I drove up to the church this Sunday and noticed the grass starting to turn green along the building and the dandelions starting to bloom. Always a cheery and welcome sight, at spring’s first blush. Not so welcome as summer establishes herself. I might change it to four block squares and scatter the colours more. I’ll decide when I get that far and how ambitious I feel at the time.
Going to the fabric stores are too much of a temptation. I see something I adore and cannot resist the temptation to purchase, without any thought as to how I am going to use it. Here are some ideas for two patterns I couldn’t leave behind.
I love the large flowers that are somewhat stylized in their renditions. The challenge then becomes finding a pattern that is conducive to the fabric and doesn’t detract from how fabulous it is. Here is what I am considering. I have to remember not to let my hair fall in front of the flash of the camera to avoid shadows. The grouping on the right will probably be a modified nine block square in some way.
Finally I want to do a Sudoku quilt. I’m thinking rainbow colours.