I was all ready to write about my progress on my diversionary little log cabin blocks I started last week. If you remember I was side-tracked from the project at hand and just wanted to sew...so I made mini logs. (even had my husband sew a few logs on) :)
***** Update: I entered this log cabin finish in the FB group sponsored by SewCanShe and won! I am so so happy and shocked...but happy!!woohoo
Well today I was quilting on it at 6 a.m. and by lunch time I was thinking I would just sew the binding on...then Voila! it is done.
Trying out the rolling foot...let's just say "LOVE IT"! I am trying not to let the imperfections of my FMQing stop me...I just kept quilting. The log blocks in the center were pretty bulking so I just did minimal circles there. I faced a bit of my 'negative space' fear by making up part of the circles out in no where land. I sort of had this lacy look going so I went with it.
And...this is what I ended up with. So much for the star center I thought I was going to have. I think this square wreath look works. I love the greens with the blues.
Scrappy binding to finish it off because I didn't have any one fabric left over with enough in to make the total binding. I think it is okay but in hindsight I should have just used something else. It is okay ...I think? One lone log on the back. This log cabin measures approx. 35 x 35
Not sure what I am going to do with it now but I did have lots of firsts in this project:
First time using the rolling leather foot
First time trying to make a design with quilting that is not really there
First time using my BSR stitch regulator but not plugging it in, just using it as a darning foot..I also left the feed dogs up (for some reason the stitches looked better than when I tried it with regulator on and feed dogs down???)Any thoughts on that would be appreciated??
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