Sep 19, 2011

Half-Log Cabin blocks




Rather an upsetting weekend for me, as my DH's health is not doing very well. However, nothing like a bit of quilting to quiet the nerves, and if I make a mistake in my sewing, I just remind myself that I'm only sewing scraps of cloth together, and although what I'm sewing is in danger of turning into a crazy quilt block, or even a dust rag--so what. I want to make another half-log cabin quilt. Although I made a similar one not too long ago, there are so many ways to set the blocks that every quilt made with this pattern can look different. The trick that I have found is to sew all 24 blocks simultaneously. That way, I only have to figure out where each piece in the puzzle goes one time. I made a sketch of the finished block and tacked it to the bulletin board that I have hanging on the wall behind my sewing machine.


By the way, if you like muffins, I've posted a recipe for milk-free Apple and Honey Muffins on my cooking blog at http://roz-kitchen.blogspot.com/

6 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

{{{hugs}}} to you Roz.

Lynne said...

I'm sorry to hear your DH is not well; my prayers are for both of you.

Tangos Treasures said...

Blocks look good! Praying for y'all!

June D said...

Sending good thoughts.

June

Michele Bilyeu said...

Oh, Roz..I am so sorry he is not doing well! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. As for quilting, I have noticed it often mirrors our lives. Our lives are so patched together, often crazy, and the bits and pieces are constantly needing to be put together..again, and again. There are days when sewing is the only way we see progress being made in any of our lives. Remember, we have all gotten to know you here, and we care for you so much!!!

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your DH is not doing well. I hope things are better now. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Sewing is so soothing for our nerves, and a great way to use up that nervous energy when we're worried. I think your blocks are looking good - not like a dust rag!!