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The Design Wall Is Filling Up Again

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Turkey Tracks: October 28, 2021

The Design Wall Is Filling Up Again

It always does, of course.

I have been super busy outside getting ready for winter. We had three rainy days though, so I was able to take a break and come inside to sew—which I did. I also spent some time working on a document that contains all the old family recipes that I’ve saved and loved—the ones that go back to my grandparents, for instance.

Nevertheless, I’m making progress on the dark grey/light grey log cabin. Pretty much all the strips are cut. Of course I’ll move blocks around as I go.

I ”digressed” to play with this very modern ”Whirlygigs” block—designed by Wendy Sheppard and shown in the newest issue of Simply Modern (No. 26). The block is 8 inches finished, and as more blocks are added, one begins to see a doughnut circle also forming. I’m trying to use as much of my Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society stash as I can.

After the rainy days, the log cabin got a bit bigger. I’m liking it a lot. I especially like the texture in the fabrics.

AC doggie was really missing his hard daily run. He is so not a fan of hearing ”rainy day, AC. It’s a rainy day.” He brings me toys or his ball as he attempts to connect and play. It’s hard to resist him as his little face is so earnest. And it is good to stop and let myself play some too.

Today was bright and sunny, so AC did get his hard running over at the Snow Bowl athletic field.

The wind is ”up” though—so weather is blowing in again.

The snow boardwalk got put down last Monday—just as the rain was starting in earnest. It’s a beast, that boardwalk—the sections are heavy and difficult to place evenly. I’m thinking of “starting over” with a new one next summer. I spent an hour outside getting it level so no one takes a spill out there. I think it is as good now as it’s going to get.

Written by louisaenright

October 28, 2021 at 6:25 pm

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  1. Louisa- I really like both those quilts you have on the design wall. Are you using the creative grids ruler for the log cabin? That ruler makes the block come out perfect every time. Make sure you post them when you are done. I’d love to see the finished products. Rosie-

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    Rosemary Pilkerton

    October 28, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    • Hello Rosy! So lovely to hear from you. Yes, I’m using the 12-inch Creative Grids ruler, and yes, I really like it for log cabin blocks. The only “downer” with the 12-inch block is that you have to make the quilt 8 blocks wide (96 inches) to get a good pattern. I can do that on the new Innova set-up, but it’s tight. That’s a BIG quilt. Of course you’ll see pics of these two projects on the blog—all along the way most likely. So thanks for letting me know you’d like to see how they get along. Sending you LOTS of hugs this morning.

      louisaenright

      October 29, 2021 at 8:16 am

  2. Louisa I am really loving your greys log cabin quilt! It’s very appealing and handsome!!! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

    On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 6:26 PM Louisa Enright’s Blog wrote:

    > louisaenright posted: ” Turkey Tracks: October 28, 2021 The Design Wall Is > Filling Up Again It always does, of course. I have been super busy outside > getting ready for winter. We had three rainy days though, so I was able to > take a break and come inside to sew—which ” >

    emaislen

    October 30, 2021 at 8:35 pm


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