Sunday, September 5, 2010

Slow Poke Quilters

I was over at Sunny's blog and found Slow Poke Quilters, over at Momma Made This. I like the concept - because that is how I quilt. I love the process, all the details along the way, and of course, the finished product eventually. Be sure to click on both blogs and enjoy the fun and companionship of Slow Poke Quilting. You can also click the Slow Poke Quilters icon on the right sdie of my blog to get there. Join the fun - and make quilts without pressure. I started a new quilt today - it is for a contest and it is going to be fun. Lots of pretty colors, three different blocks, all variations of the log cabin block, which, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I've fallen in love with.

My watermelon quilt was a log cabin quilt,




and the quilts I made for our grandsons were planet log cabins.

I really like the precision of the block, once the strips are all cut to size. One hint here, if you are cutting log cabin strips and want them to not stretch when stitching, cut them the length of the fabric and not across with width. There is less stretch to the length and it gives a firmer log cabin - and more accurate.
These are the color combinations that I have picked - a light and a dark of each color. I think I'll replace the pinks with ones that have more contrast. I have the beginning strips cuts - 2 1/2" wide - and now to cut the lengths for each block. I am going to hand quilt this quilt - more fun and slow poke - but I love it. What are you working on, slow poke or otherwise?

15 comments:

Crispy said...

Oooo such pretty fabrics Jo. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with :0)

Crispy

A Garden of Threads said...

The colors are sooooo pretty. I going to start sandwiching quilts, so I can get them quilted. Take care and enjoy the week.

Fearless Nester said...

Slow Poke, I think I like the sound of that concept of quilting! Now I'll have to go check it out. ~Lili

Nanci said...

thanks for telling me of new blogs, it may give me inspiration to get a move on and quilt.
I'm a slow poke this year for sure!
Love the quilt holders!
Maybe it's the weather we've had this summer, warm hazy, lots of visitors, swimming etc...Now Earl has stopped it all, so maybe, just maybe I can get sewing.

Dorothy said...

I love the watermelon quilt, Joann.
I've always cut my border strips on the lengthwise grain, but never thought about cutting the log cabin strips this way. Good tip. Thanks for sharing.

Peg said...

That watermelon quilt is one of the most fun quilts I've seen in a long time - great to see it again! Beautiful colors for the new quilt - can't wait to see it. We're out on a camping trip right now, I brought along two smaller quilts waiting for binding to be sewn down, so if I have down time they may get done before we get home.

Purple Pam said...

Beautiful fabrics, and beautiful quilts. What a cute grandson!

Deb Shucka said...

I love your fabrics and your energy about this new quilt. Looking forward to seeing the finished product (in the future).

*karendianne. said...

Ohhh very pretty!!!

Cathy said...

I really like the watermelon quilt. My son has been eating quite a bit of watermelon this summer and it makes me think of him. What a nice memory!

Cathy
Cat's Quilt Art

Sue said...

Those colors are great. I'm a total slowpoke, I hand quilt everything and LOVE it. There is something so soothing about pulling that thread through.

Momma Made This said...

Hi fellow Slow Poke! I just popped by to say hello, have a quick peek at what you are up to, was pleased to see the Slow Poke badge, and I'm now following you. I bet I'm slower than you! : D

~ Ronda

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your watermelon quilt. :) blessings, marlene

JoyceAnn said...

Hi JoAnn ~ Can't wait to see your slow poke creation !


~ Many Blessings ~

Elenka said...

YOU, my dear lady, are not a slow poke quilter!!!!
I've never seen so many quilts.