Sunday, 5 July 2020

#lindaslogcabin - a solo sewalong


Hello, hello. I decided to hit the overflowing scrap basket under my sewing table again and see what I actually had in there. As I sorted, I tossed up for ages about maybe making an all-one-designer quilt from my AMH strips & strings. Nah, been there, done that! 


Then I looked around at the mess surrounding me on the floor. Little scrappy strips of fabrics all tossed together, a real mix of designer, bark cloth, gingham, and a healthy dose of Denyse Schmidt fabrics, lots of cream based neutrals and muddy mediums. I loved the look, add in a few darker fabrics and it's a quilt just waiting to be made! 

And so off I went… making wonky, scrappy 11 1/2" log cabin blocks, with a palette very much inspired by Jolene from blueelephantstitches
I used my favourite shade of vintage blue/green for the center blocks. In a wildly scrappy quilt like this, it can be nice to have a little touch of continuity between the blocks.

Of course there are several layout opportunities, 
here's a few I faffed around with while I pondered my final decision. 

dark with light



light with dark

pinwheel

this way creates rows of mini mountains

fields & furrows




Love small patchwork piecing, the repetitive kind. 
Cut, stitch, press, trim … again and again.



and steadily sewing along, with four more today . . .




Aren't scraps amazing fun!
Thanks for stopping by, Linda


12 comments:

  1. I love making scrappy log cabins, they're so easy to make and they do use up fabric! Happy stitching!

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  2. That does look like fun! I love all the different design choices you have with those log cabins!

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  3. Fabulous -- SO scrappy and SO SO SO wonderful.

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  4. If it ever cools off inside my house (it was 86F yesterday inside), I want to try some of these. Interesting using the turquoise for the centers.
    Pat

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  5. Oh, yeah! I like where this is going! What a wonderful mix of fabrics and that little touch of turquoise in each block is the perfect touch.

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  6. There is something rather meditative about these types of blocks. As you say...cut, stitch, press, repeat. And the classic log cabin is such a versatile block to play with too!

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  7. Nice use of your scraps Linda, and a super mix of fabrics.

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  8. A real scrap quilt in progress. Have you finished clearing out your aunt's house now?

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  9. Lovely log cabin blocks Linda, sewing scraps together is a lovely way to spend the day, I'm enjoying using up my scraps too.

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  10. Log cabins are such fun to play with! It's going to be hard to decide how to set them because all your arrangements look beautiful!

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  11. The blocks are stunning with all the different fabrics. Sometimes a random pile on the floor can throw up some great combinations!

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  12. Log Cabins are the perfect way to use scraps and I especially like the random abandon of your strip widths. It's fun to play with the layouts, too. Have fun.

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