…and its not because its minus 4 gazillion degrees outside, or because of the wind whistling up my long johns at 90 km per hour, or even the freezing rain/ice pellets ricocheting out of the sky and into my face as I stand outside with our new puppy, crossing my mitten clad fingers that he will do his business before I freeze into an extremely unimpressed icicle. Nosirree Bob its not.
I’ve got a bad case of cabin fever because of the new quilting project I’m working on. Its another quilt along, this time with Angie over at Gnome Angel and Snips Snippits. This is not a quilt along for the faint-o-heart. Holy OMG. Here is a picture of the pattern book (please ignore the puppy chewed corners – Théo wants to eat everything he sees). Its 38 freaky pages long!
Here is a picture of the actual finished quilt that may someday be mine!
If you look closely you will see that there are 16 pineapple log cabin blocks spread over the quilt, 9 in one block on the right side about half way down, 4 on the bottom edge left of centre, and another 3 closer to the top left. Folks these are 5″ finished blocks. Yes, you read that correctly. The pieces are incredibly, amazingly, shockingly tiny. There is a template on the back page of the pattern that I could scan and print (if I had a scanner, which naturally I don’t), so I decided to find a similar/same block on line, which I could save and simply print.
Lucky me, I found one. Its a variation on the pineapple log cabin so I am happy as a pig in a puddle. I wanted to share the blocks that I’ve finished so far with you. Here are the 9 that will go together into one block that finishes at 15″.
I think they are adorable. I admired them for about a day and a half before I broke down and started searching the internet again for blocks that I could modify for the 4 block piece. Here is what I came up with so far.
Its a wonky pineapple block. Also 5″ finished and last but not least…so far
A couple little birdhouses. My plan is to make one more birdhouse for the section that has 3 log cabins in a row and 3 more wonky log cabins in other colorways.
Yikes, I am afraid to even think about the other 4 log cabins, 9 courthouse steps or 21 churn dash blocks that I have to make after the pineapple log cabin variation blocks are done. And that my friends is only a small portion of the madness.
O and did I mention that this QAL kicks off officially in March and finishes in July which is only 4 months. The schedule is crazy. Check it out below or read the whole post at GnomeAngel
- Bow Tie – Make 2 –
- Square in a Square Stars – Make 1
- Crosses of the U.K. – Make 6
- Jacobs Ladder – Make 9
- Trip Around the World – Make 1
- Plus a Star – Make 1
- Churn Dash – Make 21
- Courthouse Steps – Make 9
- Log Cabin – Make 4
- Half Square Triangle 1 – Make 1
- Half Square Triangle 2 – Make 1
- Half Square Triangle 3 – Make 1
- Flying Geese – Make 64
- 60 Degree Triangle – Make 30
- Pineapple Log Cabin – Make 16
And just for a giggle I thought I’d share the scrap basket that I’m using to create this masterpiece – although my PEIMQG friends have kindly kicked in some strips of fabric for me to use. Thanks again to Robin and Susan.
Sigh…will I ever learn? I think not.