Friday, May 18, 2012

A Little Bit of Progress

Hello Everyone,

This quilt has become addictive.  I've been on a mission, arranging and rearranging the strips into pleasing combinations of color while making this intricate block.  I haven't sewn the stars together yet. 

I'm going to make all of the stars, and all of the log cabins, then move them all around to see what combinations look the best.

Teal is a hard color to find.....and I need more teal.

Whenever I do any strip piecing, I get the old pasta dryer out of the closet.

It can hold hundreds of strips, takes up very little room, and I can see exactly what I have to choose from.

When I'm done, there will be sixteen, 20" blocks.  I have to stop working on this one, but I've had so much fun!  Can you tell my quilt is leaning toward an Autumn colorway. 

The blocks will be connected by four log cabin blocks.  This is another opportunity to incorporate more color.....too much fun!

I did some more machine quilting yesterday on Buttonwood.  I'll try to tear myself away from the stars and concentrate on machine quilting today.  There are just too many things that I want to make and do and not enough hours in the day. 

As always,



  1. Wow!! Speechless. Your color combinations are fantastic, Lynn!!!! You have an amazing eye for color. I am looking at your blocks and I recognize many of the fabrics and keep thinking.."how did you come up with that because looks amazing!" It's going to be a stunner when it's done!!

  2. First time ever I came across your blog - thoroughly enjoyed visiting you! Love from Sunny South Africa.

  3. Your fabric choices are just wonderful ! Just love that teal ! Thie is going to be another amazing quilt

  4. I love playing catch-up here, Lynn! Buttonwood is really looking great - and Eldon - well, let's just say I'm blown away! Love those color combinations - and your pasta rack is genius!