Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Playing with Log Cabins

After working on my RSC blocks earlier this week, I then decided to pull out my first few beginnings of log cabins from May, and work on making more.  Almost like putting the pieces of a puzzle together, I sorted through my strings, in search of just the right color and size, and stitched them together before trimming up the final block.  I now have four 12 1/2 inch log cabins in the three primary colors and green.


Here is a fun layout!


Starting with two 2 1/2 inch squares gives me a chance for a little fussy cutting!  This is about all I have left of my Charley Harper cardinals!


I love having this kind of project which is content to wait for when you are in the mood for it - no deadlines, no hurry.  The next blocks I work on will come out of my orange, pink, and purple strings.  Maybe a black and white one will appear as well!

I'll be linking up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework and Log Cabin Lunacy over at JulieK Quilts.



11 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely log cabin blocks. Log cabin blocks are one of my favorites. A great blocks to use your scraps.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your blocks look great! I love having different projects to work on when the mood hits. I am looking forward to your next colors.

tubakk said...

I always come back to log cabin blocks. Yours are beautiful, and there are so many ways of joining them. There are also many ways of sewing them, and that's the good thing.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely log cabin blocks, the little red bird made me smile! Lots of setting options here too, which is always fun!

Jenny said...

Your log cabins are lovely, such a great traditional block.

Vic in NH said...

Very pretty blocks!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Log cabins for me are either a production affair or a little along. There never seems to be a middle ground. Like the photo with the four colors together!

Cathy said...

Logs in one color are always fun! I made some wonky logs one year in RSC colors of the month and I liked the quilt they produced.

liniecat said...

Great blocks! Just found out about this so will have to take part too : )

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

I like the fussy cutting and great colors!

gayle said...

I love your log cabins - especially the one with that cardinal!