The first of my little shabby chic log cabin blocks, which I made with the .50″ Inklingo log cabin collection. The block finishes at 5″. This one I stitched by hand. The next one I will definitely stitch by machine. While it didn’t take long to stitch by hand, I imagine I could get a lot of them done in the same amount of time if I machine stitched them.
The back, which pressed quite nicely.
One of the things I was looking for at the Creativ Festival on Saturday was Superior Threads’ MasterPiece thread. I had read so many good things about it that I was dying to try it and had been hoping to find it at the festival. I found one vendor who had it and bought 4 spools — red, black, white and cream.
It is every bit as great as I had read — and then some! It’s lovely and silky 100% cotton that is wonderfully fine and just melts into seams. I’ve been stitching with it since I got home Saturday and am thrilled with it. It’s easy to thread a #12 sharp with it, doesn’t knot or tangle, and just glides through fabric when stitching with it.
Smudge decided to show that he truly is a quilter’s cat — posing amongst fabric and quilts. He has been eating lots and lots for the past 4 days, as we found a food he seems to really love. We are so grateful to see him eating this well!