Earlier this year, I started making log cabin blocks with the idea of using up some of my string scraps, but without needing to do a lot of cutting and measuring. I had broken my wrist, but still wanted to sew so I thought these would be easy blocks to make.
The only measuring I really did was to square each block up to 12 1/2 inches when it was big enough. I made nine of these blocks, in all the colors of the rainbow, as well as pink, turquoise, and a black and white one.
Then they sat for awhile!
This week I decided it was time to do something with these blocks, so I stitched them together and began to add a 6 inch border all the way around to bring up the size of this quilt to about 48 inches square.
Of course, then came the "Hmmm, what if???" What if I added 6 inch cornerstone log cabins in each corner before finishing up the border?
So, I made four smaller log cabin blocks -
added them to each end of the top and bottom borders -
and finished it up!
I love the scrappiness of this little quilt top! It has birds, leaves, bicycles, Christmas fabric, and batiks. Flowers, stripes, apples, polka dots. Grapes, stars, and spools of thread. You name it! It will make a fun "I Spy" quilt for a little one somewhere!
I'm hoping to venture into the world of hand quilting with this quilt. I haven't done much of that, and I know there are many ways to approach it. I'm off to watch some YouTube videos that will show me how to get started!
Sharing over at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday.