The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, April 13, 2012

Log Cabin block from the Collector Series

 I finished all the applique on the last Imperial Blooms and am now embellishing so needed a break.  If I would break down and spend the money or just remember to buy those little cushion pads for one's fingers, can't wear a regular thimble, I wouldn't have such sore fingers.  I keep hoping to come across those jelly like thimbles in town that have worked for me before.  I need to actually try one on. Anyway, started another block from the Collector Series instead.  The Log Cabin block.
Cut the strips for the logs, a pic of an extra project that comes with each pattern block.  Can't tell from the pic, but it's fabric applique with embroidery to make a sampler.
Sewed the strips, how I love this old fabric.  Cut out the freezer paper templates, iron them on, cut out the patterns.  I never mark fabric, just cut a scant seam allowance to turn under.
Glue basted and ready to hand stitch, outside I go since it has been raining for several days, which is good, but it's also nice to sit in the sun.  I find a lot of contentment in doing that.




15 comments:

  1. I love it!! It's rainy today and I finished making soup. You always do such a great job!

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  2. Wonderful new block, love doing houses. I have a few smaller ones that I will make this year, can keep them or give as presents, and nice to have small things to make. Still waiting for my thumb to heal, hurts and it's a bit numb, think I hit a nerve, so hard to do hand stitching.

    Debbie

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  3. can't go wrong with a Brannock/Patek design, in fact i like the old ones the best....are you wanting the leather thimble dots? we have them her will send you a pack want to keep your applique fingers healthy, let me know....Lucy went home so gramma's busy blogging and pinning....

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  4. That is going to be a really cool house! ♥♥♥

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  5. I am loving this quilt... it is going to be beautiful! The fabrics are perfect

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  6. Your blocks are looking great. My craft shop sells those soft rubbery thimbles. I tried one on but haven't bought it yet, it seemed to fit well.

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  7. I love your block. That is so perfect.

    On thimbles..I do love the leather nimble thimbles ad find them to be very comfortable. They come in small, medium, and large. I used to wear the leather pads, but oft times the needle would slip off and poke my finger anyway, so I went to the full leather thimble.

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  8. Patty Majors6:24 AM

    Love looking at this. You get me so motivated!!

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  9. great block Nancy...makes me want to run and get my pattern out! something about those older B/P fabrics that always makes me happy too...

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  10. I'm intrigued with this block, it's going to look great!!

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  11. Me thinks when you are done with this you should mail it to me. :D LOVE IT!!! Your fabrics. The pattern. Yummy!

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  12. Where do you find this pattern? I try to find it but i can't .
    Good day !

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  13. Mickaela, the Collector Series is an old BOM. Jan Patek has it right now as a BOM, but it started in January. I bought my patterns on EBay years ago.

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