Saturday, December 10, 2011

HQ Podcast Episode 18 The Miscellaneous Episode

I took advantage of a quiet house this morning and recorded a short podcast about various subjects ~ ergo, The Miscellaneous Episode.

Sandy from the Quilting for the Rest of Us podcast commented/reminded me this week about her podcast Episode 63 where she spoke with Jaye of about Lines in Quilts.  In her blog notes, she highlighted a few Log Cabin Quilts which both she and her mother had made.  Go take a look at Sandy's photos here.   They are wonderful.

Gretchen from 120 Blocks also commented during the week about a Log Cabin Quilt that fellow quilters at her church created for a charity auction to raise funds to support missionaries.  She explained how individual quilters made blocks and how Gretchen had to "re-do" some of them and she was very clear on how she did not appreciate that process.
Charity Log Cabin Quilt - Photo courtesy of Gretchen of 120 Blocks
After a very busy morning and early afternoon, I rewarded myself with some time at the sewing machine.  My results:  my first log cabin block.  Improvisational, fun and perfect for my 12 year old niece. It was fun to move from side to side picking up a slice of fabric and placing it here or there to get the right feel.

Before I forget, I will be participating in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day on Monday, December 12th so please come back to see what I'm cooking up.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday,


  1. Well OK, I'll see you again on Monday. I love the process of making log cabin blocks.

  2. Great little log cabin block! Excited about Giveaway Day! ;-) And thanks for the heads up about the podcast!

  3. Very cute block! Love the pops of red in there. See you on Twitter, LOL.

  4. Wow - am I behind on my listening - I just finished your 12/10 podcast. I, too, am uncomfortable with gift cards but I am at a loss for what to do differently. And at what age do you quit giving these cards out at Christmas? Do the nieces and nephews just like to be remembered or do I seem quaint and old? They mostly make more than I do but that isn't the point really. I think I need to just ask them...

    By your more recent blog posts, I can see your Christmas was excellent!

  5. Sorry! In listening to #19 tonight, I realized I never listened to #18! Gee, I missed the cakepop talk?? Can't believe that! ;-) Enjoyed you telling about them though. I have one close family member that prefers gift cards, and honestly, I'd rather get him something he really enjoys than not. So I'm ok with it.