Friday, June 10, 2011

Treats of Two Kinds

One of my gal pals from the quilting retreat was at the beach last week and we got together for a day.  We went to the quilt show in Mobile, Alabama.  As usual, I was amazed by some of the quilts on display there.  

I have never made a log cabin block quilt but I know they can be arranged in many ways to create very unique quilts.  At this show, however, was probably the most unique design I've ever seen for a log cabin block. 
At first glance, you would NEVER guess this was a log cabin.  But a closer look proves otherwise. 
It is very hard to see here, but when you look at it closely there are the strips.  
Coordination of colors and placement are everything in making this quilt.  In this block, the yellow strips are double the width of the red dotted strips.    Totally amazing is the only way to describe it. 

Here is another quilt made with a log cabin variation.  A stunning design, made even more special by the use of these fabrics.

Our weather here on the coast has been unseasonably hot for a while now, and we are terribly dry.   We need rain desperately but none of the few pop-up thunderstorms move over our house to leave any rain. 

It's blueberry picking time again and since hubby has eaten all the ones from last year, we had to pick more for the freezer.  This time, I made him come with me. 
Together we picked about 28 pounds.  Took me forever to get them washed, dried and then flash frozen in small batches to put in the freezer.  I really should get another 6 or 8 pounds but I don't know if I'll make it back up there or not.   It is just under an hour's drive to the blueberry farm.  

Y'all take care.  


  1. The log cabins are stunning, especially the one with the apparent curves !~! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love those log cabin quilts! Maybe we need to do a log cabin challenge on the forum!

    How do you "flash freeze"?

  3. What great quilts! I like to do Log Cabin but would never in a million years come up with those settings. Love'em...Chanlady

  4. The log cabins are amazing ... I've never seen them done like that ... but they are sure beautiful! Thanks for sharing the great eye candy... and I love your BLOG ! Specially your front porch :D