Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s On My Design Wall

Sunday afternoon I realized I had absolutely nothing on my design wall.  I had taken the blue string blocks down in anticipation of working on Eeyore, but got distracted looking for the backing for the log cabin quilt.  Then there’s the heat.

So, I pulled out the Church block from the Christmas BOM which is due by the end of the month.  Did I follow the instructions? No – but I had good reason.  I wasn’t certain I had enough of the ‘stone’ fabric for the church.  That and the thought of trying to piece a tiny 1/2″ HST to a “window” did not sound like fun.

I modified the pattern to set the windows in via reverse applique.  The first one was beautiful.  The second one I trimmed the building instead of the window!

Between my paper piecing challenges last week and this, I think it is probably time to get back to straight piecing.  But before I can do that I have to make a second window.

Since I was redoing the window, I fussy cut the window so it matched the first window.  Then it was on to the door — when I discovered I cut the walls 1/4″ too short.  Never fear, I solved that problem too.  The roof line is higher!

All in all, I’m really happy with the block and this month’s UFO is DONE!

Now on to Eeyore and thinking about how I’m going to quilt my log cabin quilt.

I’m linking up to Judy’s Design Wall post over at Patchwork Times.

6 Thoughts on “What’s On My Design Wall

  1. I think your Log cabin is calling for “Feathers” that Judy L just had lessons for.. Have fun! Love the stained glass windows. great fix on the roof line.

  2. LOL! I have done that very same thing by cutting the wrong part and not realizing until the very last “too late” minute!


  3. Gorgeous block! Love how you made them stain glass. Congrats on your save and finish.

  4. Your log cabin is beautiful. I also like the block! Great work.

  5. Good for you for not giving up and fixing every challenge that arose!

  6. wonderful log cabin quilt. It’s amazing. And, I like your church block… you did a great job picking fabric for the windows. Although you had some challenges it seems you did a great job overcoming them!

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