Friday, October 19, 2012

improv log cabin :: a work in progress

If you follow me on twitter or instagram (my handle is oliveandollie), you may have seen some images of my latest quilt in progress. It's an improv log cabin for an upcoming project, and I'm using some of my favorite fabrics from Denyse Schmidt's DS Quilts collection lines. I've been holding on to some of them for almost a year so I thought it was fine time to start cutting them up. I've added a solid teal, which is Light Jade by FreeSpirit as well as Kona Snow by Robert Kaufman.

This is one of my favorite blocks. And I know that I won't be keeping this quilt, but I'm having a hard time thinking about giving it up. I rarely make the same quilt twice, but I may have to make an exception for this one. 

While I was pressing the blocks yesterday, I was really struck with how much I liked them from the back too. I love seeing how all the little pieces fit just right, even if there are some wonky angles in there. Everything just all comes together. 

As you can see, I press my seams open. I think it really makes the blocks lay better in the end, although it does take more time than pressing to the side.

This one is almost finished and then it's off to Jill's for quilting. I can't wait to see what she does with it!
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