This and That Tuesday

Hubby found a garage sale with fabric last weekend and I got 20 FQs of 30s repro fabrics. I’ve been wanting to do something with these again. Maybe a Dresden plate? 

I also got a new iron last weekend. I’ve been through a gazillion. I have no good suggestions. I’ve been disappointed with pricy Rowentas before, but this one was under $40 at a local discount store. It does get hot. We’ll see how long it lasts.

Still trying to decide if I want to set these block to block or add sashing and cornerstones.

And I finished those 4 log cabin blocks. I really like them, but how many more do I want to make?

Have a great day!

Linking up with Free Motion by the River, Quilt Story, Mel’s Quilting Room, Blossom Heart Quilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to This and That Tuesday

  1. Love your red and white log cabins, but I can see how it would get a bit tedious to make a huge quilt’s worth of them. I hope some small project idea hits you as just the right way to use them!

  2. Great find with those fabrics! I like the sashing and cornerstones with the blocks. I like the secondary pattern it creates.

  3. Cathi says:

    Those repro prints were a great find!
    I’ve now had two Rowenta irons. The first one leaked horribly within 7 or 8 months. I got a replacement and have used only distilled water in it – never tap water – and so far, after almost two years, it’s still wonderful. Gets very hot and produces tons of steam. I also have one of their little travel irons which I never use with water, and always for pressing blocks.

  4. Wow, I’ve never seen such a good yard sale fabric find like that! Send me some of those vibes, will you? I agree with Janet about the secondary pattern created by putting your blocks right together, but honestly, they look good both ways!

  5. I second Janet (she beat me to it!). I have a Rowenta now, the first one ever that works well for me. My biggest problem with irons are leaking … my Rowenta doesn’t leak which makes it a winner in my book!

  6. Janet O. says:

    Great yard sale find. Look forward to seeing what you do with them.
    My two cents worth (I know you didn’t ask) is to leave the blocks without any sashing and cornerstones. I think the secondary pattern created by putting them side by side adds great visual appeal.
    I always buy cheap irons–have heard too many Rowenta horror stories. I’m only on my third or fourth iron in 38 years, so I’d say that is pretty good. And I never put water in them–if I need steam, I spray or use a damp press cloth.

  7. Beverly Parrish says:

    I’m loving the red and white log cabin. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I have been wanting to purchase the log cabin die from Accuquilt forever. I was just having a hard time spending that kind of money for something I might only use a couple of times. I wish I had known about the FB page. My question for you is how do you like using the die?

    I am relieved (not in a good way) to hear that someone else has had several Rowenta irons (like myself) and not had very good luck with them. They all have leaked and for the price one pays for these alleged great irons, you would think you could get better customer service from the company. I tried getting help and basically I was accused of doing something wrong and it could not be their iron. I will not be buying another Rowenta. For the price I can go to Walmart and buy one cheap iron have longer usage than that of one Rowenta and still go to dinner. OK rant over – LOL!!!!!

  8. Connie Kresin Campbell says:

    Have fun with those great repro fabrics! I love using my old vintage irons and a couple weeks ago we were in a store and I saw a new iron designed just like the older heavy ones!

  9. Dotti says:

    Love your red fabric. I like log cabin, but I don’t get using solid colors, seems a lot of work when a triangle would give almost the same affect. I guess I am not the best at all those seams. Do love that red fabric.

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