Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Log Cabin Quilt and New Shoes

Not sure I like this new Blogger.  Maybe I should hit Wordpress.  I just worry about losing everything.

I pulled out an old project today and started making more blocks.  It's been forever since I worked on it and finally felt in the mood.  I decided to drop the pink and brown block border which will make this project SO much easier.  Sometimes you have to drop out parts of a quilt that you don't like or don't feel like doing.  Give yourself permission to do this.  It will make your projects much easier and more enjoyable.  I also decided to do the twin size because there's no way I'll ever sew up 17000 something pieces of fabric in this lifetime.

Progress so far:

The top part has been already sewn together for some time.  I finished up sewing one last row, did blocks for the next row and a couple of blocks for the one below it.

The first picture has one row of circles done.  I need three circles across and four rows down to make the quilt.  It's gonna be awhile before this gets done.  I put up pink fabric to see if it would work for a border.  Not really, but it gives some inspiration and I'll keep playing.


I had a chance to really use my new shoes for the first time.  These are for clipless pedals and have cleats on the bottom that click into the pedals.  They are super sweet and really comfortable.  What I'd like to know is how come my cleats are so beat up after a couple of uses.

Note:  These are not made for walking in.  You can see all the scuff marks on the bottom and that's just a couple of times walking to the bike.  Bring a pair of tennis shoes as a back up plan if end up walking home for some reason.

I'm sure most people know this, but if you are outside doing something "outdoorsy" in the heat, please know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  I only did 14 miles yesterday at 10 mph, but you'd be surprised at how bad the heat sucks you physically and emotionally at 87 degrees.  Even though I had plenty of water, Gatorade and some food, I could still feel the effects.  I'm glad I turned around when I did yesterday or I'd have been worse off.  Please stay safe outside.  Hot days are better spent indoors piecing quilts.


Linda said...

Your quilt is coming along nicely! It's going to be beautiful!

Rhonda said...

Hi Bethany.... your quilt block are so unique.... is there a pattern for it? I'd love to make one if there is.