I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. 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, two Essex and one Singer 20. 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!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

LOG CABIN.... AUSSIE STYLE!

BLOCK # 1

I have joined in with Joy over at  http://joy-quilting.blogspot.com.au  in a Log Cabin sew along.  I am a bit late with my first block, but we've had house visitors and the last couple of weeks have just disappeared!

The photo looks a bit crooked but it's not!  I cropped it in Picasa and I must admit that the photo I took of the block was taken rather quickly (propped up on my design wall, quick click, upload... done!).

I have a bin of Aussie fabric scraps, mostly around the 2" width so that's how I decided on the size of my block.  The centre square is 3-1'2".  I think I have enough fabric to make up another 8 blocks.  This will make a nice couch throw.  I used my June Tailor Get Squared fussy cutting ruler - love that ruler!  My centre squares are a perfect 3-1/2" square.  This ruler has notches to set your rotary blade into so that you can cut your square with no wonky sides.  You can cut 3-1/2" inner squares and a 6-1/2" outer squares.  Having the open centre square really enables you to perfectly fussy cut!

Joy has been uploading videos to assist everyone in the process of making the Log Cabin blocks.  Great job Joy!!

Question.......  with Google Reader soon to be no more, what does a blog owner have to do to enable her Followers to keep following/reading her posts.  I never use Google Reader, I just open up Blogger  Dashboard and read from there, so I don't think I will have any problems continuing to read the blogs I follow but I'm concerned for those who use a Reader to read my Posts.  Is it all up to the person doing the reading?  I also receive email notifications of new Posts from blogs I follow and I offer that on my own Blog too.  My Posts also show up on my Facebook page.  Anyone out there know????

Okay, on to my 2nd Log Cabin block........

Happy Sewing!
Helen

7 comments :

  1. great block Helen,well done.xx

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  2. What a fun block!! Great fabrics too.

    I am not sure about all of this google reader stuff, but I think google reader is what you use on dashboard to read and follow blogs. I switch over to Bloglovin which was very easy. It brought all of the blogs I follow along with me and I like the way the post are displayed. The change was painless.

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  3. Thanks for the link to my blog Helen. I'm loving your Aussie blocks. Isn't it incredible that we can be working 'together' from different countries? This is all such fun. Joy

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  4. Great block - I would sign up to Bloglovin' and claim your blog - there's a little gadget you can add to your blog too, seems that's what most people, me included, seem to be doing, although I just use the Dashboard too x

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  5. Fabulous block Helen, I love the fussy cut Koala in the middle.

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  6. You have found a way to give a Log Cabin a completely new look.

    Bloglovin' will transfer all of your Google blogs to their site. I've used Feedblitz for many years and like it. In each case, be sure to read the small print before signing up.

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  7. You have found a way to give a Log Cabin a completely new look.

    Bloglovin' will transfer all of your Google blogs to their site. I've used Feedblitz for many years and like it. In each case, be sure to read the small print before signing up.

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