I am ashamed to admit there are no real progress photos of this quilt! I needed a quick fix of mindless piecing and grabbed my box of home made (using up stash) pre cut 2.5" strips. I had a plan (e.g. pattern) for log cabins using red and green fabric with stars at the intersection of the blocks. I didn't give a lot of thought to contrast and therefore the original plan failed.
So I had to move to plan B, plain Jane log cabin blocks. Well, first good friend Lisa came around and provided the motivation to make up a plan B! Prior to that there was great temptation to stuff them in a corner and ignore them! So first some unpicking. And a bit of rethinking, but not too much!
Some blocks are "red" and others "green", but in the end the mix works really well. Mind you that blue/green strip sticks out more then you would think! The blocks are suppose to be 12" finished but I had to trim them back a tad, so the flimsy comes in at 59" x 71". Not bad and I used up loads of scrap!
No border required, I am done with this top! It might be pushing my luck, but hoping for a suitable backing in my stash!
Next: I made up these little stars, rotary cut (with a freezer paper template) and machine stitched. The next step is backing, stuffing and a button is sewed in the center, hiding all imperfections ; )
I am hoping these can serve as cute Christmas Tree decorations - the pattern is from Kim Diehl's new book "Simple Christmas Tidings".
Happy quilting Sue.