It’s a Scraptastic Tuesday!

I made progress on an old WIP I’ve not touched in a year- YEAH!

It’s huge, I ran out of floor space

My scrappy log cabin quilt needed 64 blocks to be completed and I had made 46 of them and stopped, packed up and moved country. So I’ve been making the remaining 18 in the evenings when Alex has been working. I will be giving away my big box of strings at my next guild meeting because I am done with these scraps. I probably had enough to make 64 blocks for the back too…. Seriously these two carrier bags are full of strips left over!

I’m going to quilt this on the longarm and rent some time- it’s 96″ square, or it will be when I have the blocks all sewn together – a little too big for me to be happy basting it and quilting it on my domestic machine. In fact, this will be the largest quilt I have ever made. True story. I want to put easy straight lines in the colour bits and feathers around the white. Straight line plan may change depending on if Bernina have improved their ruler foot. Apparently the rental machine has gone without for a while because the metal gets stressed by bumping rulers over and over and then it literally breaks from stress fractures. There has been a new ruler foot developed in the last few months, so I may be in luck!

I am getting my mojo back. I am working on four or five projects at once but that’s how I like it to be, dipping in and out of a few things each day. It works for me. Today though, its a teaching day.

Linking up:

Scraptastic Tuesday


  1. Posted March 7, 2017 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    Oooh yay it’s looking great! It’s nice to see you blogging again and working on more stuff!

  2. Lorraine
    Posted March 7, 2017 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Good on you! Fab quilt….. I might be tempted x

  3. Posted March 7, 2017 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    LOVE IT!! It’s so vibrant!
    Of course, seeing this quilt reminds me that I have a pink and brown “swap” log cabin partly done somewhere too – maybe I should dig it out and work on it too…

  4. Posted March 7, 2017 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    coming along very nicely. When you said an old WIP, I thought it was going to be that yellow zigzag one you were working on… years ago!

  5. Shevvy
    Posted March 7, 2017 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    That’s one hell of a scrap buster, I love it. Can’t wait to see it quilted.

  6. Chantal
    Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Very lovely. It looks so huge but charming. ;^)

  7. Posted March 16, 2017 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Doesn’t it feel great to get a huge project like this finished? It’s a beautiful quilt and deserving of a good finish. Have fun quilting it!

  8. Posted March 17, 2017 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful top Kerry and it deserves to be quilted and finished. Thank you for linking up to #scraptatictuesday

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