Monday, April 01, 2019

Back to the LOG CABIN!!!

One of the first quilts I ever made was a log cabin!
Of course - it turned out 120 x 140
and almost broke me....

but I persevered - and still tried to become a quilter!!

My guild is doing a project - and somehow I got chosen to come up with the pattern ;-)

my son and I talked about it and we really thought a Log cabin would look cool

But we really liked the idea of small logs and big logs
( there is a story there - but I can't share it yet)

And so - I went to my strip buckets
Grabbed up the strips we liked
and took the bucket to my friends

we made 12 blocks so far
and then I came home - and I almost have the 36 more I needed done
See - Addictive personality

this may become my block for 2019 - and use up these strips!

and the weekend before
at my Quilt of Valor sew day

We made these

The story is.... I was organizing our supply of fabrics and found a huge stack of mis sized squares, and then I noticed our string bucket was almost exploding - and funny thing!  ( before the above log cabin)

I told our quilters - grab a square - make a dark side and a light side and we will see what we can come up with!  Ta-da!!

Fun right?  However - we still can make maybe another 100 blocks???

See - I have a job ahead of us!

Linking up to:
Em's Scrapbag
Design Wall and Small quilts and Doll Quilts
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than housework
lets Bee Social


julieQ said...

I love your blocks...share that soon as you can, that is!!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love log cabin blocks and their variations. I look forward to seeing how these come together!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

So much scrappy goodness!

Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Busy, busy quilters!!

Carlie Nichols said...

Ok,so I've now got another top in progress!! So much inspiration. Thanks so much. Maybe I can get my strings in order. Carlie

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

A fun variation!

Patricia said...

Love the log cabin block. Really like how you got others to make a block as a project.

Nikki said...

So cool! Love the improv look of it.

Mary Johnson said...

I love log cabins made from the string bins!! This looks great.

em's scrapbag said...

Glad you found such a good home for the odd sized squares and strips. Thanks for sharing the result with Moving it Forward!

Cathy said...

I love Wonky Logs with big centers!!

And I love log cabins with itty bitty one inch strips too.

Ok. I love log cabins!

Susan said...

That's a lot of log cabins, but they go so fast as leader-enders, so it's my go-to LE block and uses a ton of scraps and strips. I make 6.5" blocks, so it doesn't take really long pieces, and I'm not picky about keeping widths the same, so it is really scrappy and sometimes a bit wonky. I liked that the guild members made some with HST centers, too!