Saturday, January 2, 2010

Late nights......

make you do crazy things. Last night, I pulled out an old quilting book that I love, Little Quilts all Through the House. I provided a link, so you could see the little quilt on the cover that pushed me over the edge.

I was dreamily looking through the book in bed, because I was too tired to sew. Right. So I browse through the book, admiring the quilts, and think to myself, I would love a sweet little log cabin quilt on my kitchen table. Wouldn't that be precious?? And, then I thought, oh, it would be so pretty in Civil War Reproduction fabric. And, then the real trouble began. I got up and walked into the sewing room, I pulled out my drawer of CW scraps. And, I felt the crush coming on. I was thinking of the possibilities.

And, then I did the unthinkable. I printed (16) 5 inch log cabin paper pieced templates from off the internet. I thought, I'll just trim them up and set them inside the drawer for a future project. And, then I thought, well, I'm not that tired, I could cut up the 16 red pieces for the center on the log cabin and then 2 hours later, I looked up and there were 8 blocks sewn.

I don't know how it happened. Really. I was just looking, thinking and dreaming. I knew I couldn't start another project. I am right in the middle of the Easy Spider Web blocks, and I have a baby quilt that needs to be quilted and a secret project which is almost half way done. I KNEW I couldn't start another little quilt. But something possessed me and the woman who was too tired to sew, stayed up too late working on this little quilt!

No promises about finishing anything, not starting something new, not a word from me.....but man, I enjoyed that!!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!

14 comments:

Kathie said...

these blocks are addictive! I have been making them the past few days too!
decided not to paper piece them though and mine will be 4 1/2" finished!
LOL
have fun can't wait to see the little quilt, that is one of my FAVORITE books!
Kathie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! What a way to start the New Year! It looks great! Hope to see it finished.

WhiteStone said...

I have made several log cabins but none with 5-inch paper piecing! You have my great admiration!

Millie said...

Paula, what a great way to start the new year...I love all your blocks. I have made mine with 2" or 3" strips, but never as small as you did.
Millie

Lisa said...

That book looks awesome ... i may just have to purchase it ... and don't you love it when that happens and aren't you glad you got out of bed! It looks great!!

Diane said...

Good for you! I like those kind of nights. It is like it was meant to be. Everything works smoothly and you kind of wake up and realize how much you accomplished. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Jackie said...

I think it's wonderful! Your fabric was speaking to you and you heard it! :)

calicodaisy said...

Sweet! It reminds me of my prized little quilt paper pieced by you!
--michele

Quilt Nut said...

sometimes that is how the best quilts are put together! love your loggies.

Findley Follies said...

LOVE IT! When I come over for that coffee visit, I'll have to bring my quilt project along. :D What an inspiring, sleepless night.

Libby said...

It's all for the love of quilting - we don't know how it happens . . . . it just does. And look at what lovely things come of it *s*

MARCIE said...

Your little story hit a nerve with me. A happy nerve to be sure. I could feel your progress to the point where I want to go make little log cabin blocks. Sigh. It really doesn't take much to make us happy, does it. Just a block or two, or more.

Lisa said...

Hello,
I also have the Little Quilt book and love its fun ideas. Your log cabin blocks are charming and perfect in the reproduction fabrics. You tempt me to start one, but I am working my way through the new Harriet Hargrave book, which was a gift this Christmas, "Quilter's Academy". Just wanted to say real quickly that I love the scripture quilt and the depression era quilt too. You do lovely work.