Decision time

Ok, this is making me a little nuts. Is the white square the center or is the red and white visually the center? Shouldn’t a log cabin block have the same number of rows out from the center? I either have to remove a row to make the white the center or let is be and the red and white make up the center square. Decisions, decisions…..
I found this block out in cyberspace and its the same but it is bugging me that the purple draws my eye but its not centered. This too was a vintage block. It would be nice to ask her what was going on here but that’s not an option.

I think the block photos I’ve shown probably look like I could just press the issues out of these blocks but maybe I should have shown the back sides. There are seam allowances from 1/8″ to 1/2″ in width. I also found that the bobbin case (not knowing what the machine was) needed to be loosened up and or the top tension tightened. The bobbin thread is basically laying on the fabric and not knitted into the fabric.

I feel better now about taking these apart, they would not hold up well with the thread like that. Not knowing my grandmother, I think it would be a lot of fun to show her all the cool notions we have now for accuracy. Would she be happy I’m tearing her blocks apart? I have no idea.

Here’s what I do remember, she really didn’t like me walking on the edge of the stone flower box and would come out with a broom and scare us off it. She always had windmill cookies in a cracker tin. She had a mohair sofa. She wore an apron. The carpet was black with red & pink roses. I know it’s not much and I can’t be sure the memories are even mine. I hope she would like that I love to quilt and I sure got the love for sugar gene. I may have gotten her shape as well, hard to say when she wore a duster.

Last night I took out 6 more blocks while watching Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson in Highway Men on Netflix. Great movie!

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