Monday, January 05, 2015

Happy New Year Design Wall

I like Christmas/New Years break.... is it okay if I just don't have it end?  If I can not have to start in on the 3 timely meals a day, and the homework, and the kids events.... and just take the whole year off?  Yes you say?  Thank you!!  

I get so much more done, and have SO much more time when I don't go places!!

I have been working in my Red and Blue Bins - and patiently sewing these Log Cabin Blocks.


Every time I added a block to the wall - I made everyone come look - and cheer!

It was a long process....

But since my children know who feed them - they appear when I call....

And then I thought.... Oh I did it - I have enough for a quilt, 
I called them all
I made them stand patiently as I placed the blocks that I had finished....


I am sure you can imagine the pure dissappointment....
when I realized I was one short..... *sigh*....

My brilliant child said - mom - change the arrangement - do a 4x6
And I laid down on the floor and cried... but I don't want to do a 4x6
and he left the room

It was embarrassing.
So.... I am making one more block
It's not like I don't have enough fabric to do it....
Sheesh

The end


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16 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love these log cabins! What a great way to use those scraps. It will take no time at all to sew up that last block. Just think of the applause you will get then!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Love your story telling abilities and this great scrappy chevron log cabin!

Dar said...

That is a great design for your QOV. I know how you felt when you found out you were 1 block short. This makes me want to start a new quilt with my overflowing r,w,b bins too. - BUT NO, not on my goals for this year! Have to finish UFOs first.

Have a great week.

scraphappy said...

One more block won't be so bad. I'm wishing break could last just a bit longer too. Won't be fun to get back into the normal routine again.

Terri said...

Once the boys are all off to college you'll miss this time of being their Mom. (Technically you will always be their Mom, but something changes at college - or in the military. They grow up.)
Love your logs. Loved the 30s ones, too.
Hugs

Andee said...

Looks great! I have a hard time with the log cabin..maybe I should try again now that I have a better quarter inch seam!

Carol Stearns said...

As they say, its your quilt! I tried to change my blogging status but not sure I was successful. If you try and can't do it, my email is decoratorcarol@gmail.com

Chris said...

Great log cabins. It was hard to get up and go back to work today :(

Cathy said...

Darn! Love the almost quilt.
Enjoy those cheerleaders you feed while you still can. Mine are all grown and gone and my DH is not the best of cheerleaders!

Missy Shay said...

I totally understand how you felt! I love your blocks!

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

I'm laughing...but I feel your pain! A similar thing happened to me, with one difference. I was short one block worth (actually half a block worth) of the right shade of fabric. So I had to order some...kind of defeated the purpose! Oh well.

Your quilt is going to be lovely!

Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) said...

OHH!! I LOVE IT!!!! The reds and blues look so great together :-) Great start to 2015 for sure!

~ Jess ~
Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

Tami C said...

Your log cabin blocks are really looking good! The very first quilt I ever had one a log cabin that my mother-in-law made for hubby & I about 35 years ago. I have yet to make one myself, but it was the very 1st one that I put on my list. Your blocks make me want to start it soon! Thanks for sharing Alycia!

Maartje Quilt said...

I love your scrappy log cabin blocks and your 5x5 design on the design wall.
One more block and it will be a gorgeus top. Good luck with the piecing!

madebymeinred said...

Wow. Truly beautiful.

Cassandra said...

Log Cabins are some of my favorite pieced blocks, and these look great! I am so afraid of being a block short, I will make one or two extra- it is so discouraging to go back when you think you are done!