The last three days I've bonded with my machine while making blocks for my new Heritage quilt. The additional box of Macie's Journal fabrics arrived from Marcus Fabrics just in time for me to continue working.
I set my workspace up in the dining room at our cabin. I've had a nice view of the trees and the snow. As of yesterday there's only a little bit on snow left on the deck.
To make the job a little quicker, I make four log cabin blocks at a time. Just like an assembly line.
I use my block layout sheet and make two intricate blocks at a time. If I made more than two at a time, I might get confused. There are dark squares.......
.......and there are light squares.
Mazey, our gorgeous golden girl, loves to have her picture taken in front of my quilts. Her main fault is that she eats everything in sight, shoes, socks, under garments, and napkins on your lap while you eat......but she leaves the quilts alone.
The last time I posted a picture of this quilt it looked like this.
Here it is with an additional 28 blocks added to it. The intended design is appearing with the combination of lights and darks. The design wall is 72" x 72", so you can see this is already a big quilt.
I have a full week ahead with two classes, and preparation for my new Let's Make a Diehl class next Saturday. I'll try to squeeze out a few more Heritage blocks during the week......but it's going to be tough to dedicate more time to this quilt over the next two weeks. A block a day maybe? Then there are the dreaded days ahead of pattern writing. I've already started writing......but it's slow and tedious. Maybe I'm slow and tedious?
In Between Stitches ordered bolts, and bolts of Macie's Journal fabric. I'll let you know when the kits are available. I really do need to finish writing the pattern! I guess I need to finish making the quilt first. I hear my sewing machine calling.