Friday, April 11, 2014

I’ve Been Missing in…Action?

Well…not exactly!  There’s been plenty of action…just no quilting action!!  Lots of unpacking, gardening, cutting down trees…I’m even painting a bathroom…but alas…no quilting! 

Once I ‘get caught up’ with everything, I’m sure I will be back at ‘er on a regular basis…just bear with me!!

I DID go to Heritage Quilting on Monday…how could I’s sew much fun to see what everyone is working on!! 

I have to show you this antique quilt that came in…drop dead gorgeous!!


A Log Cabin beauty…


This piece of paper was pinned to one corner…the owner must have tried to sell it at one time…dating the quilt at 1875! 


The quilt was in amazing shape with just a few worn spots…


Many of the ‘logs’ are extremely thin…less than 1/2” in thickness…


…forming small wee log cabins…


Up close and personal…the logs aren’t very consistent in size…they were all hand stitched together.  We noticed that the outside log for each block seemed to be the log that varied in size the most…I guess the quilter cut it to fit  with the other blocks!


But when you step back…magnificent!!


Don’t you ever wonder if the quilts that you are working on will stand the test of time?  Will they become family heirloom to be treasured and past on to the next generation or will they be donated to the nearest thrift shop…Food for thought, isn’t it….

As I ponder that,  it’s back to my painting…and gardening…and clipping, chopping, weeding……

Have a Fun Friday and I hope you get to spend a little time in your sewing room today!!


  1. Thanks so much for checking in! I am sure you need time to get back in the swing of things after being gone for so long! You take your time in coming back and we will be here to check on you! Hugs

  2. That is a gorgeous quilt! Was it actually quilted?
    Once I'm gone my family can do whatever they want with my quilts......just not bury them with me! lol

  3. What a lovely work of art and how luck to have that to call your own.

    I've seen you on Pinterest and thought you might have been busy with life! Thought maybe you were doing some long arm quilting.

  4. We are on the same path.. just waiting for the paint to dry in the bathroom so I can put the room back together.

    Now about the poison ivy on my face and hands... drat.. if it keeps spreading I'll be seeing the doc..

    hope you do not get any.

  5. Been wondering if you were ill or just worn out. Glad to hear from you.

  6. Love the log cabin quilt--so timeless.:) You got so much quilting time in the last couple months, you can probably handle a few days off without going into withdrawals!

  7. I know that feeling, still working on the same project I started last week and not done yet. Babies take up way too much time and energy;)

    Love that quilt, love seeing old quilts and the fabrics they used.


  8. That's the trouble with going away on holiday, even if only for a week, when you get home there's loads of "stuff" needs doing, so what it must be like after being away for months I don't even want to think about.

  9. I struggled with the 'donated to thrisft shop' for a while. Then I realized the person who bought it would either use it or cherish it as a wonderful quilt. How ever it ends up, I enjoy making my quilts and even if my family does not appreciate them, I do and someone will when I'm done. So quilt away.

  10. I wonder that myself! Some of them I have such a hard time giving away and others I'm glad to be done with and they can donate them to a thrift shop if they want. I have one small quilt that has been used inside and outside, made into tents, drug through the yard with kids on top, washed thousands of times (it is not one of my favorites) and it still doesn't seem to wear out.

  11. The fabrics in the log cabin quilt are a surprise when you see them up close. The full size distance picture makes the quilt look very brown. I see all sorts of colors up close including wonderful pinks.

  12. Swoon Swoon!!

    Yes Yes!!




  13. All I can say is "WOW". What a beautiful quilt! Hope you're getting lots done- sometimes you just have to do what you have to do!:)

  14. ohhhh my wow does not cut it....simply stitching possibilities ..