Cabin fever

I finished nine cabin patches. A very interesting process. I felt some part of my brain was retraining (or – rebelling?). Something about order and chaos. I can’t say I’m settled on an approach that I want to do again and again. I like the little purple center in the bottom row. And I like the last one, where the light-color pieces emphasize the spiral shape forming. What if? that was done over and over with just a dark and a light color?

But – setting this aside for now, as I’m motivated to work on the squares that I need to finish piecing my garden quilt-top. I made some calculations on paper. Just to finish the borders, I need 65 three-inch squares. I have 54, and not all colors will work. I also have some 2″, 1-1/2″, and 1″ which might be fun. So I’m close.

Photos are from a ski outing on Wednesday. It was quite warm (for winter) and the snow was a little sticky in places. But it was a lovely day to be out in Acadia.

Panorama, Breakneck Pond (trail doesn’t actually bend like that, it’s the panorama effect)
Trail past Breakneck Pond
Eagle Lake map. We took the route on the left north of the lake, going to Witch Hole.

It’s very popular to ski around Eagle Lake. It’s quite a long distance (for me, anyway). But if conditions are great, we might try it.

10 Responses

  1. Faith says:

    I like all the patches, at least in part for their wonkiness. My favorites are #1 because it definitely rebels. #2 because I love that blue heart. And #8 because it looks like a book on a table (or bed).

    • Catherine says:

      Very interesting to read your perceptions on these! I really like the blue heart one a lot too. It draws my eye.

  2. Nancy says:

    Oh they’re beautiful! I love how different from each other they are!

  3. jude says:

    nine treasures. I love that you kept going, and now they can rest.
    Snow is gone here. we got rain the second time around

    • Catherine says:

      Keep going – going to nine is good advice from you. We are getting lots of snow today, so enjoying it.

  4. Liz A says:

    your variations on the log cabin theme are wonderfully unique … especially their free forms, which is the hardest way of going for me (I have a stubborn precision gene, but my eyes crave imprecision … go figure)

    • Catherine says:

      I really have a conflict between free form and precision. I want to make my squares very precise, but with these, and traditional quilting patterns in general, I feel boxed in by the precision. (ha)

  5. grace says:

    love these in the same way i love Deb G’s . the variety of fabrics makes all the difference. Just very Fine

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