Monday, February 25, 2013

Housing My Friends

Almost three years ago I participated in a siggy swap.  After awhile I put them together in a rail fence setting.    Then they sat, and sat and sat.  I had the idea to set them on point and surround them with log cabin blocks cut in half diagonally.  I even did the math to figure out how big the log cabins would need to be.  I got stuck there.  30" log cabins seemed daunting.  Well, Saturday I jumped in with both feet.  I started with a charm square.  Next I pulled out all my strips from 1" to 2 1/2".  Then I went around and around.
It took some time but I did it.  Two 30" log cabins, bright, happy and ready to house my friends.
I cut them in half diagonally.  Set each half  cabin across from it's sister, then sewed them in place.  
Now that my siggy friends are housed I'll add some soft batting to keep them cozy and fun quilting to keep us stitched together.  

14 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I like that very much.

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  2. Sometimes, creativity is best when it is aged ~
    :-}pokey

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  3. This is a fabulous idea---I love it and I LOVE the colors. :)

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  4. Sometimes we just need a break from a quilt to put it in perspective. Yours paid off, I'm really impressed with the way you've done this.

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  5. Fantastic idea! Well done!!!
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

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  6. Super idea to set the blocks that way! Looks great. :)

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  7. Wow you did a great job. I love how it is looking. Hugs

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  8. That is just too cool. I love the look. I have some signature blocks that I have been wondering what to do with...can I copy your idea?

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  9. That looks great! What a wonderful idea.

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  10. It feels good to get old projects done. I'm sure you are really happy to have this nice project moving to closure.

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  11. Fabulous. What a great idea. Thk Hope it's ok if I borrow your idea someday.

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  12. Your setting is great. I have several signature squares from quilt retreats I have attended. What a unique way to put them all together.

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