I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 24. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, three Essex and one Singer 20 and a Vulcan Countess. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Thursday, 17 February 2011


Still an 8" finished block but with a 2" finished centre square
and 1" finished logs.  I liked the look of some other blocks in the flickr
group where the same fabric is used for the L return, so I
made this one.
I love making Log Cabins!
(note: photo cropped and really is 8 1/2" square!)

I had lots of fun digging out scraps to make this block.  I really did not want to cut into any of the 10" squares I have not used, so I went to my scrapbox of already used fabrics and was lucky to find enough of each fabric to make the two matching strips.

Quite a number of CWQ members have used this version for Block 7.  I like both the first version (with the wider logs and larger centre square) and this one and I also like the Courthouse Steps version too!  All three blocks will most probably finish up in the quilt.

No other sewing to show this week, but I am keen to start another Applique quilt..... "Royal Critters" - it's a free download HERE.   My Friday Friends have already started this one, but I really don't have ANY fabric for it!!!  I know, hard to believe!!!  A shopping trip is in my future!!

Happy Sewing!!


  1. That looks great, love the fabric choices. Ellen

  2. Your colors went together so well!! I love log cabins too - the variations are endless.

  3. The first block I ever made, about 27 years ago was a log cabin in this traditional manner. Even the red centre is spot on!

  4. Isn't that fun. We live so far apart, but today I have a picture on my blog of the fabrics I got. One of them is the blue with red flower you show in your log cabin.

  5. Aren't log cabins wonderful. I always think they look nice and warm (cozy) always neat and tidy... must be the libran in me! Also THANKS for the heads up with the pattern. Love the crtitters.. very useable!:)

  6. My favorite log cabin blocks are always the ones with narrower strips. Your placement is perfect.

  7. What a cute quilt....and block

  8. You picked wonderful fabrics for your log cabin.

  9. You're on fire with the block making Helen. I love the colour combos in your block.

    I really must get around to doing a log cabin quilt.