Monday, February 23, 2015

Design Wall Monday - Log Cabin Blocks



It has continued to be very cold here this week. This was in the local newspaper last Monday.... minus 34 degrees! We are keeping warm by quilting. Well, maybe that's not what everyone is doing, but that is what I am doing!

I have been sewing my blue and yellow log cabin blocks and have the first fews rows made.  

I decided on the blue fabric for the setting triangles (thanks for all the suggestions and ideas on Monday's post). I used the chart on Bonnie Hunter's blog to determine the size of the setting triangles - click here to read her lesson on how to calculate the measurements.
Hope you are keeping warm where you are!
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22 comments:

Kate said...

I was just complaining to My Guy that I really didn't want to go to work because of the cold temps outside, I guess I should be happy that we are just a few degrees below freezing, not -34!

The Log Cabin Quilt is turning out beautifully.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

With wind chills we are -13 degrees. Not fun at all. I love the blue and yellow on your log cabin quilt. The colors go together so well.

Millie said...

Very nice blocks and I love the arrangement. Stay warm. I know this winter will end eventually... sigh.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I don't think I want to go see what -34C translates to in Fahrenheit! Yikes, that's cold! We've had some cold weather, but it pales in comparison (of course, we're much further south).

As a log cabin aficionado, I love your blue and yellow log cabin. I've made several log cabin quilts, but I've never done one on point ... maybe the next one?

Deb A said...

Beautiful choice. It is looking lovely with the blue. That is extremely chilly... hope some warmer weather moves in soon for you.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the logs! -34 is too much for me - I do not think we have ever gotten below 0 in my area of Arkansas while we have lived here - close but not below

Deanna W said...

Yes keeping warm with intermitent trips outside to put wood on DH's outdoor furnace!! Missed the linkup yesterday but I am going to do a blog post today!! Keep warm!

Judy D in WA said...

-34C!! OMG Are your feet ever warm??? Love yellow and blue. My first quilt class was a yellow and blue log cabin quilt as you go with thick poly batting! Your log cabin is SO much nicer! Love the little blocks. Love this setting.

Ramona said...

It's a good thing you are a quilter! Hopefully you have PILES of quilts to use in your -34 degree weather! I can't even imagine! I love, love, love your blue and yellow log cabin. It sure brings some sunshine into your frigid days.

sunny said...

Compared to that, it's positively balmy here at 24 degrees! We had some snow on Saturday, but warm temps yesterday melted all the streets and sidewalks. Much sewing happening here. Your quilt is going to be so sunny and happy and awesome!

Janet O. said...

Brrrr! Good excuse to stay in and sew!
What a lovely quilt this will be. Has the feel of sunlight glinting on the waves as the sun nears the horizon. Very peaceful.

Mary said...

In that cold, I'd be staying cuddled up in a quilt! You made the most of it getting to your stitching. Stitchery and patchwork quilt I saw in your previous post looks fun. That Vintage Machine made me Drool...and Gasp- Is it yours?

Nita said...

Love, love, love that yellow and blue log cabin you're working on! 😀

Julierose said...

Your Log Cabin is really coming along so nicely--glad you are using blue setting triangles--love it! Hugs and stay warm,,,Julierose

julieQ said...

Kathy, you win on the cold temp competition for sure!! Love you cabin...stay in yours, warm and toasty!

beaquilter said...

your blocks look great and love the sashing fabric

Sue Daurio said...

brrrrr that's cold. Love the log cabin blocks, I think the blue is perfect!

CathieJ said...

Oh wow, it isn't that cold here on LI and it is still annoyingly cold. Please keep safe and warm. Love that log cabin.

Lesley said...

Looking gorgeous! Good choice for the setting triangles!

Scrappy quilter said...

Your quilting is turning out wonderfully. Our weather today +10C and no snow.

Missy Shay said...

I love the colors you are using!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful logs! Hurry and finish to keep you warm!