HQAL: Update with 2 more T Blocks on display

As I continue to work on completing the blocks for my Capital T and Variants of T, I am getting no closer to mastering these darn flying geese.

Here are the 2 new blocks for this posting

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Notice in the one above the flying geese are a bit what I am calling ‘katawompy’. Those  geese wanted to go in a different direction – shame on them. Not quite sure where I went wrong and rather than toss it or redo, I decided that imperfections like these are what says ‘I am hand made and not machined stitched’ Shes a keeper 🙂

I received the flying geese ruler by/from Eleanor Burns, Quilt in A Day, convinced this would be the answer. I gave it the old college try but I am not convinced I got the true nack of using it yet.

The block below did come out spot on.

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I think this may just be my favorite color combo so far

 

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy,  MargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

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Life in a Log Cabin

Who doesn’t love a log cabin ~ patterned quilt? Truly one of my favorite patterns yet I have never attempted it. There are so many variations with wonderful names like Barn Raising, Pineapple, Court House Steps, it would be silly to even try and name them. It’s all about the shadows created by the block strips that matter with these rustic masterpieces.

Just it’s name Log Cabin has me picturing a huge field stone built fireplace a glow with flame. A braided handmade rag rug on the floor with an old ladder back chair or rocker front and center. I think of wood cutters, the massive chopping log, axe ready at attention to preform. I think of a metal framed head & foot board beds with down stuffed quilts resting on top.

Recently I found this wonderful book at our local Goodwill store. Like the pattern names themselves, endless, so are book selections, however there was something about this book that caught my eye. I think now it can be summed up with the wonderful two photos representing the ‘Log Cabin’ Quilt

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Seeing this picture of the logs of this cabin, the play of light and movement within the logs themselves, along with the quilt below, really tied this all together for me.

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