Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Testing log cabin

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Been testing my new log cabin ruler.  And I know several of my near friends are laughing now, because I had several telephones and sms about the use of ths ruler. I had to do some thinking and that was not easy when it started to get close to bedtime.  But at last I started to rotary cut some stripes to make a test block.

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I have sewed a couple of testblocks just to test the seam allowance on my sewingmachine.  I have to adjust the needle to get the exact 1/4 inch seam allowance. That is the one problem with my Janome sewingmachine, it does not give the exact 1/4 inch seam allowance when I turn it on.  I guess using the 1/4 inch foot also make me having to adjust the needle. But now I have figured it out, and have taped a note on my sewingmachine to remember each time to adjust my seam allowance.

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Now it’s the time to open this package of new fabrics, find some more fabrics from my stash to give the log cabin quilt the look I want.  I guess there have to add some red in this quilt to make it mine. You all know I just LOVE red.  Have to do a lot of rotary cutting stripes the next days.

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But still my frist priority is sewing these baskets,

Saying for today:

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21 comments:

Ann-Mari said...

Det ser ut som du får dette riktig. Blokka er flott. Og kurvene dine er nydelige.
Lykke til med skjæring av stoff, det går unna når du først er i gang. Men det er jammen mye stoff som går med i log cabin! :-)

Elin said...

Er det mykje hokus pokus med den linjalen? Blokka di er kjempefin. Eg har same problemet med mi Janome, og eg merkar det spesielt godt når eg syr små blokker. No har eg sett merke med tusj til påminning...

Hanne said...

Nice blocks - both the Log Cabin blocks and the basket blocks.

I always adjust my seam allowance to a scant 1/4" for the most precise piecing.

Have fun with the blocks :-)

Yvonne W said...

I was not aware of the existence of a log cabin ruler. Was it useful when you did work out how to use it?

Susan said...

I would have to just look at those beautiful fabrics a little longer before I cut them up! Lots of cutting and strips there, but the baskets will be a nice alternative project.

Gra said...

That is a beautiful log cabin block!
I am stealing the serial quilter logo from your blog...so funny!!!! If it´s a problem let me know but remember...."I´m a serial quilter" LOL!

Laila said...
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Laila said...

Hei. Flott blokk,kjapp og grei måte å sy logcabin blokker:-)

Bárbara Gutiérrez said...

me encanto tu blog!!!! sere tu nueva seguidora :O)
saludos!!

Chocolate Cat said...

Looking good! I can never trust my brain in the evening, always need to be nice and fresh!

Ondrea said...

You have been busy! So much lovely fabric too.

Annik-Snor said...

Det ser ut som du har fått grepet på logcabinlinjalen. Gleder meg til å se fortsettelsen både på det arbeidet og på kurvene.

Annerieke said...

lol

Gabriella said...

Hi,beautiful colours for your log cabin project.

Radka said...

I didn't know about a log cabin ruler either. It seems to have done the job in the end.

Houseelf said...

Beautiful fabrics. The log cabin looks great.

Mormors matter said...

Lykke til med log-cabinsying. Jeg brukte den linjalen på ett teppe jeg sydde i fjor sommer. Mye skjærearbeid , ja, men resultatet ble flott

Mormors matter said...

Sorry - mormorsmatter = solvi01 - glemte å skifte bruker.

sewkalico said...

I love Log Cabin - I am sure yours will be great!

Francien said...

What a lovely log cabin block May Britt...beuatiful colors and fabrics...you got me inspired again....i only make them by hand....the basketblocks are great too....greetings Francien.

quiltygal said...

I have never made a Log Cabin it is on my to-do list :) I have the same problem with my Janome I have to remember to adjust it when sewing seams :)

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