"To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle."
We have been enjoying every hour of summer around here.
And marveling at the beauty of the weeds in our little space.
There has also been a bit of quilting going on.
When the piecing of the log cabin blocks was complete, I realized that all the primary colors in these fabrics make this quilt quite bright. To tone it down a bit, I added a white fabric border (2 inch strips) to half the blocks. Here are some of the blocks on my felt board.
There are lots of ways to arrange these scrappy log cabin blocks into a quilt. The simplest is to trim the blocks so that they are the exact same size and sew them together - first into rows and then to sew the rows together to complete the top.
You can also add a border to every other block like I did. Just be sure to go back and make the remainder of the blocks larger so that all the blocks are the same size.
Another option would be to border all of the blocks in a complimentary fabric (or white) like so.
Finally, the blocks can sewn together with sashing in between. Simply sew the blocks together in rows with your sashing strips in between. Then sew the rows together with horizontal sashing strips in between the rows.
And while I was sewing, and the boys were putting together an airplane model, abigail was busy sorting and labeling.
I think I will choose one "plain" and two "sassy" buttons!
Here's to enjoying every hour of the light and dark!