Saturday, October 31, 2015
"Babes in the Woods" Lucy Boston and a Log Cabin
Happy Halloween everyone! I just had to share this beautiful photograph taken by Julia Hedgecoe of Lucy Bostons "Babes in the Woods". I just love everything about this coverlet. The fabrics and colors are gorgeous. It looks like Carolina Lily blocks under the Owl. I love the fabric she used in the owl and his expression is perfect! Perfect quilt for Halloween too!
We do not get Trick or Treaters other than a couple of the neighbor children. I plan on making the hubby some Apple Dumplings. Other than that we will be busy around the farm and I hope to get some sewing time in on my Log Cabin quilt.
I am still debating whether I want to use the Panel in the center. It is a panel - I did not applique it. And I love the Star that the logs form! What do you think?
And which layout do I want to use? The one above ?
or Traditional rows........
Or what I call Bubbles?......
It will measure 72" square in a 6x6 layout as it is now. I am making it for a queen size bed so I will have to make it bigger. I think I want to add a narrow border and then piano keys or just a plain border of maybe the gold or green. I also have 4 small panels that I will use for the pillow shams if I use this panel for the center, so I don't have to have a pillow tuck. I still have to measure the thickness of the mattress since it is a double pillow top to determine the width of the borders. This layout will already extend over the top of the mattress.
Which layout do yall like? How would you do the border? Would you use the center panel?
Piano keys? Solid wide border? Green? Gold? Red? I'd appreciate any feedback you would like to offer!
I also have been busy in the shop! Two new blocks this week!
It has been so dreary and rainy that I wanted to make something bright and pretty! These are both fun!
Also next Saturday, Nov 7th, is our next "Sew Simple Saturday" Linky Party! Are you planning on linking up a great tip, technique or tutorial? We have an Aurifil Prize and a Fat Quarter Shop prize for two lucky Link participants! So get those ideas and projects ready to link up! I can't wait to see what neat ideas and helpful hints you have to share with us! You can read all about Sew Simple Saturdays here!
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