Then make those strips into 12 Log Cabin Blocks. It didn't matter what width the strips were, we could go as scrappy as we wanted (just not wonky) except for the last row had to be a certain size to allow for trimming down the line. I worked on these last weekend while I was sewing at my Moms. So fun!!!
I almost got them all finished and of course, ran out of strips on the last border of logs. I totally thought I had cut enough, but no worries, that just uses up more scraps right ;) So after getting back home and the house back in order, I finally got to finishing the last outer border of logs on Monday night. 12 beautiful log cabin blocks in festive Red, White, and Blue!!!
But here is where the fun swap part comes in ;) As part of the swap, we have been instructed to take our finished Log Cabin Blocks and Quarter them. Don't they just make the coolest layout once they have been cut and mixed up!!!!
I keep 12 quarters and send the rest onto Lissa in Texas where she will be mixing them up with everyone else's quarter blocks and before to long I will get a package back in the mail with a whole mix of fun Log Cabin Quarters that I can put with my reserved 12 to make a quilt top that looks like the above, but with even more scrappy goodness!!! Oh my, oh my, I can hardly wait!!!! I am so excited, I really have wanted to make a festive July quilt and this swap was just what I needed to shoot it to the top of the priority list ;)
To check out more of the blocks you can follow #logcabinswapfun on facebook and instagram ;)
I be sure and share the new scrappy layout as soon as I get the other blocks back :)
Hope you are Having a Happy Quilting Day!!!
I love scrappy blocks, I love the log cabin block, I need to pull my scraps out with this in mind. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.ReplyDelete
What an awesome quilt idea. Looks great already. Can't wait to see your finished quilt.ReplyDelete
Probably my favorite block is the log cabin. Your rendition is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to present this idea to my quilting group friends for a swap. We are always looking for fresh ideas. Happy Quilting!ReplyDelete
How fun, love the traditional setting and the mix of quarters. Great idea.ReplyDelete
What a fun project! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day creating!ReplyDelete
Sew fun!! I saw that Sherri McConnell is participating too: you're going to have a wonderful quilt very soon!! Hugs, HReplyDelete
I LOVE the blocks you made! I look forward to seeing your finished top!!ReplyDelete
What fun idea! I like your blocks both ways - before cutting and after quartering!!ReplyDelete
sounds like fun swap. yours looks coolReplyDelete
I am loving the patriotic vibe these have. Loving the colors and the scrappy flavor.ReplyDelete
I like BOTH the before AND the after!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, these are so beautiful. I was looking at the colors chosen for the log cabins and thinking, wow, pretty, I need to make these, and then I went on to read about how these are quartered and sewn again. Wow, I really really need to make them now! Aargh, there are too many quilts to make!ReplyDelete
Melissa, what was the finished size blocks for your swap? Love this idea! I have loads of red, white and blue scraps. This would be a great variation for Quilts of Valor. Might be able to get our local groups to make these blocks and swap. Do you have any written rules for your swap? Happy Labor Day?ReplyDelete