Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I joined the lunacy...

Last week, I noticed lots of quilters talking about the Log Cabin Loonies group starting up over at JulieK Quilts.  Julie is planning on having a link-up once a month on the day of the full moon.  When the first few log cabin quilt projects were linked up, I had fun looking through and reading the posts.  Of course, I decided I needed to join in!  I realized this is the perfect project for all the strings I had discovered when I sorted my scraps into color bins over the winter.

Since May's color over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is green, I started with a green Log Cabin block:

I don't know whether you would call my log cabin "improv" or "free-pieced," but there was very little measuring involved in making this block.  I mostly just followed the guideline of "top, right, bottom, left" as I added low volume strings to the top and right, and green strings to the bottom and left.  I didn't worry about the width being consistent, but did square the block up to 12 1/2 inches when I decided it was big enough. This does result in it being a bit wonky, but I wanted to have the freedom to just sew!  And it was so much fun!

Now, I'm working on a blue log cabin, using the same (lack of) plan!

I certainly have plenty of strings to choose from!

Just for fun, I laid a few out to see where I might be going.

I'm going to enjoy this!

Linking up to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework today!


Jayne said...

It's always fun to use scraps and a log cabin block is a perfect choice!

LA Paylor said...

love the orderliness of a log cabin. You can make any number of designs with them too. LeeAnna

Yanicka said...

It is hard to resist joining the fun :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I am hoping to link up next month too. I love log cabins. Thanks for sharing your pretty blocks with Oh Scrap!

Deb A said...

I love the wonky log cabins. I have made a couple quilts that way and they came out great. Enjoy.

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

What a fun way to do log cabin blocks!

Lara B. said...

Diann, this might be the most fun way to put together log cabin blocks ever! When it comes time to sew them in rows, you won't have any problem, yet the whole look will be delightfully improv!