As time continues to go by,
I'm sure we've all noticed
how our quilting preferences have changed.
Our color choices change,
different styles come and go,
one technique over another or
even how we might use quilts.
One fabric designer that I enjoyed
in the past was Lynn Hagmeier,
of Kansas Trouble Quilters.
Her rich dark colors and
low contrast classical small prints
were new and different 20 years ago.
I bought a lot of her different lines from Moda,
and taught and made several of her
block of the month patterns.
I even had the opportunity to travel
to Bennington, Kansas twice to enjoy a
weekend of sewing with friends and Lynn.
favorites have taken KTQ's place.
It wasn't too long ago I realized how much
Kansas Trouble fabric I still had!
Actually, an embarrassingly huge stack.
In my quest to use up, I began searching for
a pattern that would be motivating and easy
to make a dent in these long forgotten fabric pieces.
I found a Miss Rosie, Carrie Nelson,
design that seemed appropriate.
Log Cabin Under the Stars
75" x 75"
The pattern can be found in Carrie's book
Miss Rosie's Spice of Life Quilts
It's a combination of log cabin blocks
and sawtooth star blocks and
were easy to chain piece on my
little feather weight machine.
I'm happy to say,
I used up tons of fabrics
and another 6yards for a pieced backing and binding.
With the holiday season
quickly approaching, it's a quilt top
that will have to wait
to be finished.
But that's okay.
The fabrics have waited a long time
just to be sewn.
Well, I have to make a confession.
The warm cozy colors of these fabrics
have rekindled an renewed affection.
Maybe my quilting preferences
haven't veered to far from the home roots after all.
Until Next Time-