I decided on the first layout for the log cabin quilt, though I might have to make some of the others in different fabrics! The back is a cream and blue spriggy fabric that I thought went well and the binding is a lovely soft brushed plaid that gives it a country feel. I've quilted it on the diagonal and once inside each block, and I'm really happy at how it's turned out.
I did try quilting in the ditch up and down and then side to side, but wasn't happy with the way it kept puckering towards the end of each row, so ended up undoing it all and starting again. Thank goodness for seam rippers! My machine is usually pretty good at avoiding that thanks to the dual feed system, so not sure what was going wrong there?
Here's another bit of my room. I would love a bigger workspace really but I'm happy with my sewing space. The machine lives in a Horn sewing cabinet that stays open and the desk next to it gives me a big flat surface to work on. I love that the sewing level is flush with the table, the only slight drawback being that as it's a bit lower than it would otherwise be I can end up with a stiff neck if I sew for too long! Has anyone else got one of these? Do you find it comfortable?
Just need to hand sew the binding on the back now.