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I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A FUNKIFIED FLIMSY--FINALLY

 
Log Cabins are now corralled
into a 
FLIMSY
💃
Whoever said that log cabins
are a snap
WAS 
SO WRONG!!
Whoa, Mama!!
👵😢

I used all scraps and chunks
of fabrics in my stash for
this one and cut the logs
with my Accuquilt cutter--
BUT...
Uhhhh
I neglected to check
which way the 
BIAS
ran!

So a lot of the logs are bowed....
Plus, for some reason,
I didn't notice this until I began sewing
all the blocks together...

UGH

Then 
I had to trim all the edges
BUT......

this still left the insides
"bowing and scraping"!

And so it stays--
for
no way
will I
take this
apart and fix it...
(Nope, nada, 
no way Jose!)

**********************
This will be a utility cover-up
quilt for our cool
evening tv watching...
(emphasis on utility!!)
👀👀
😂😂😂

And so it goes...
sometimes you win and 
sometimes....
not....
*************************
Despite it all, I did enjoy making
this one and I do like the colors...

So, when you enlarge this one, 
people,
judge me not 
before you
make a cornerstone log cabin
yourselves ;))))

Hugs, 
Julierose,
La Blageuse
(warts and all-euse) 


24 comments:

  1. I think you are being hard on yourself, because it looks great to me! What I learned in an improv quilt class is that if your quilt doesn't lay flat, add some darts to make it flat.

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  2. It looks great. I have few things at tell myself when I see imperfections that I have added:
    1. Done is better than perfect (and who am I kidding, my work is far from perfect)
    2. After it is quilted and washed, no one will notice
    3. If someone points out the imperfections, they are not my friend! 😂

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  3. OH I love it!!!!! Looks perfect to me!!!

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  4. Looks great to me too! Think of it this way - have you ever seen a real log that's perfectly straight? 'nuff said!

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  5. I think you will find that all of the wonkiness will be gone when you spread it out on batting and pat it down with a circular motion. I think it looks great.

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  6. It really does look nice. I agree with the others, you are being too hard on yourself.

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  7. It is BEAUTIFUL! I love it. Lots of good suggestions, in above comments. I too think when layered and pinned, then quilted, it will look great.

    I find all Log Cabin construction/ blocks very difficult. You are not alone.

    Did you get to the grocery store? Snow tomorrow? <3

    lizzy

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  8. It looks gorgeous to me! I have yet to turn out a quilt that was not wonky =) They all keep me warm and make me smile... that is the key.

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  9. What a funny post! I like the quilt top a lot - please relax and love it because it really is wonderful.

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  10. Hooray for turning the blocks into a flimsy (warts and all). You wrote a very funny post BTW. Please relax and love your flimsy because it's wonderful.

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  11. I'm going to say the same thing as your other commenters, Julierose! Your flimsy looks great to me! It's really a neat design, and will be perfect for a comfy cover-up.

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  12. Looks wonderful to me! Finish it up! I like that you made the cornerstones a different color from the beginning hourglass and how the hourglass is a wonderful pop of red.

    And p.s....I thought all quilts were utility quilts! Well, at least I always utilize the ones I make and keep. Utility is a good thing!

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  13. Beautiful result! It will be lovely to snuggle in to watch TV.

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  14. It looks great - already! And I agree with those who said that once it's quilted and laundered that it will look even better! Good work! xx

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  15. OMG !! A fabulous quilt Julie ! Congratulations !!

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  16. Ye shall be judged not on your quiltmaking. LOL It is a lovely log cabin! Utility in bloom.

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  17. Your quilt is very pretty. I'm sure it will be warm as well. Each quilt I have made I use to keep warm with. Your design and colors are really cool. Enjoy your day!! 🦉🌻

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  18. I think your quilt is very pretty! I love the colors. Hugs,

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  19. Your quilt is beautiful, and I wouldn’t have noticed a thing if you hadn’t mentioned it! This will be a lovely cuddle quilt. You should be very proud of all that precision piecing!!

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  20. I think it looks great and I don't see any bowing!

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  21. It looks fabulous! Great job! So glad you kept going in spite of the challenges!

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  22. It's still pretty. Log cabins are like any other block, when the cutting and piecing are accurate, they ARE a snap. But even with the problem with your bias, the quilt looks really pretty and the colors are great. I don't think I'd be sad to have made it or own it. =)

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