Sunday, February 15, 2009

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program to Bring You an Important Message

"Meow! Look what Mom just put down on the floor!"

"It looks interesting. Meow! I wonder what it is."

It seems that everyone is doing something to help out the bushfire victims in Australia. It must be a terrible thing to lose your possessions, your home, family members and friends. I can't even begin to understand it all. So I decided to join the effort to make quilts. I am not quite sure how this will help, but it is the least I can do.

So I made these Quilt-As-You-Go blocks from this tutorial . They were very easy and used up some of my strips from my scrap bin. I will mail them out tomorrow.

I also made some of these Wonky Star blocks from this tutorial. Here is another tutorial on the same block. Wow! I loved making these. They are quick and easy and don't have to match up. This is quite different from the blocks of the week that I have been slaving over for the last while. Somehow, though, when I look at my blocks, they actually don't look all that wonky. Can it be that I can no longer make things that aren't perfectly lined up?
I made the green star first, the red star second and then I got adventurous with the third star. It was so much fun! I can seriously see myself making a whole quilt out of these babies! It's been great to do these blocks, but I must get back to my regular quilting. Therefore, I now return you to the regular program.

I finished the half-log cabin top. I played around with the layout and did a sort of original one that follows no rules. I don't know if I will put a border around it. I may just leave it as it is. I still have to quilt it, but that will have to wait a few weeks. I will need help to sandwich it and I am hoping that my DD will provide that. Maybe on her March Break, when she is not teaching.


Catherine said...

Your log cabin is wonderful! And your wonky stars are so much fun!!

Barb said...

You have been one busy gal....
I love the log cabin but I don't like doing them.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever been busy! The log cabin - wow, lots of sewing.

LizzieJane said...

I love your log cabin and I think your wonky stars are lovely.
It is so dreadful what has happened in Australia but it is so nice to see everyone rallying around to help.

Winny said...

I do not know where you get the time and energy to do these lovely things, but they are gorgeous. I am sure that Mimi and Felix are admirering your work. I love them

*karendianne. said...

Woah! That log cabin is AMAZING. I should have sat down to prepare myself to be blown over. Fantastic.

You're a super lady. Has anyone told you that lately?

Oiyi said...

Your blocks and half log cabin are beautiful! You are so good at quilting.