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Shoreline, CT, United States
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 3, 2021

MIGRATION MARINATION

 
"Night Flight" blocks--
30 of them
are up on my wall
waiting to be moved about
into their final places 
and sewn together...

They are in what I like to call
"Marination".

I will be looking at them
a lot as I sit and sew
(they are right above Helga),
and as I take fleeting glances
walking by my sewing room.
Usually this will spark
an idea for final 
placements...

AND
ALSO....
I want to decide on border(s).

I am thinking right now
that they need a small 
"Stop Border"
(perhaps echoing the
red in the centers to
bring them out a bit..

I stopped at the 8.5" 
measurement;
mostly because I totally
ran out of dark navy blues and
those blue-grays...
and also because, 
frankly,
I got SO tired of adding those
little squares to
the logs!! 
;0000
But on the whole,
 I have really
really enjoyed
this piecing
journey.

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I still have 30 other 
red and cream hourglass
centers awaiting
a new colorway
choice.
💁
I may just make them 
into a courthouse steps
sans the cornerstones...

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Here is a picture of my granddaughter
out by their firepit enjoying
the snow
[I couldn't figure out how to 
load the entire video he sent me...]
But you get the idea--
Some of us, evidently, look
at snowfall differently
;))))



Stay safe, stay warm and stay home
if you can
Hugs, Julierose
La Blageuse 
😷😷😷









17 comments:

  1. I always wanted to make a log cabin with those little squares added but decided it was too fiddly for me. I think I made a couple potholders out of the sample blocks many years ago. Have fun with the design wall.

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  2. Oh I think a red stop border would look great! Such beautiful blocks, Julierose. Cute photo of your granddaughter...ahhh, those were the days.

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  3. I love the look of your night flight blocks on the wall all together there! Such a pretty color combination. I sure understand how you could get tired of making the blocks - that often happens to me, too. Love the picture of your granddaughter! Kids remind us to find joy in all kinds of things, don't they? Hope you're staying warm!

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  4. Oh,your Night Flight is delightful. I find the cornerstones fiddly too but they are part of why I like those blocks so I don't mind. I'm making mine with cw repros and will go to 10 inches but I'm in no rush to move them along.

    Yes, some people certainly look at snowfall differently!

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  5. OH I love it!! Just perfect!! Night flight soars!!

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  6. Yes, I agree. A red stop border would be just the thing. "Marination" is an important step in quilting!

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  7. I'd say let them marinate a bit more. They will develop an excellent flavor :-) Warm Hugs to you.

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  8. They are gorgeous! I love that you are going to leave them there until they speak to you about what they want - such a lovely way to process a quilt!
    Plum x

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  9. Your marinating blocks look terrific!

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  10. Beautiful quilt blocks! I like your patience in your process! Have a safe and happy week!

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  11. I love the quilt on the wall. It looks great just the way it is. Hugs

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  12. Love your quilt! It's great to leave your blocks up. You may get new ideas. I love the idea of a red border. Stay warm!

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  13. Great progress with your Night Flight blocks and I would keep them just here they are for a little longer and all of a sudden the answer to leave the as they are or put in a narrow stop border will come!

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  14. I used to think log cabin quilts did not need borders but I'm not so sure these days. I think red would look great on this quilt.

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  15. This is such a fun stage. We all love to play with blocks! And you have more for later. Lucky you.
    A red stop border sounds perfecct.

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  16. Your blocks look great. It is a great layout and design.
    what a cutie your granddaughter is.

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