What do they say about the best laid plans? "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." That sums up my plans lately, for sure! What do I do when my plans go awry? I sew! Although I had other plans, I was stuck on the farm the last few days because we received a wonderful rain (as farmers, you never complain about rain!) and the roads were muddy. The good news is I had time to finish my Bonnie & Camille Log Cabin Swap quilt top!
I wanted to change up the look of the layout a little bit so I decided to add spinning pinwheels or whirligigs (I've heard them called both) to the corners of my log cabin blocks. I like the finished effect.
As I worked on this quilt, I wondered about where all my swap blocks originated. There were 175 participants in the swap, from 10 countries and 42 US states. I wondered about the quilters, where they live, what type of work they do, and why they quilt. I received one block that was labeled. It came from Woolmarket, Mississippi. Wouldn't it have been fun if we all would have labeled our blocks. I will definitely remember to do that for the next swap. If you participated in this swap, leave a comment and your IG name! I would love to connect with you on IG!
The top finished at 57" x 76" and will make a nice throw quilt. It's now folded and in the stack of quilts to be quilted. I don't have backing or binding fabric, so I guess that gives me an excuse to hit a few quilt shops in search of the perfect B&C fabric!