Monday, 5 March 2012

Homework - WONKY LOG CABIN

Ta-dah!  I've done my homework.  There is only one problem... I got carried away and made it bigger than it was supposed to be!  Oops.  The LMQG March Challenge was for the finished block to be 8.5 inches or 12.5 inches.  I made mine 15.5 inches, so it looks like I will have to make another (they are addictive - I warn you) which follows the challenge guidelines.  I'll let you know how I do!! 
Now that I see it here, I find the solid orange and the dusky pink print combo at the top of the block too heavy and too wide/thick, especially since they sit on top of the eyeballs of the owls.  Poor owls - they look a bit worried, don't you think!!?  I used eleven scraps of fabric from my 'scrap swap baggie' then raided my nicely-organised-by-colour-and-each-piece-ironed scrap piles for the other fabrics. These fabric scraps are now all over the place and no longer in any colour order.  Drat.  I wish I could be less messy when I sew!

I took a photo of the block on a piece of black fabric so the light turquoise on the left side could show up better than it did on my light carpet.  What a difference!  I quite like the black and would consider using black sashing between blocks if I were to make more.  Hmmm, something to think about anyways. 
That's it for Monday.  Time to tidy up my wee sewing space so I can do it all again tomorrow!  See you soon :)  

8 comments:

Kathryn D. Duke said...

I think it turned out ok...I am really enjoying reading you posts!!

Shevvy said...

Can't believe you have cracked on with it already. What an overacheiver you are!

thorngrove said...

I like the black background too - really makes it pop.

Received and read the Modern Quilting magazine, it's brilliant! Thank you again. :-)

Becca (playdohandpoo) said...

oh wow i'm so glad i found your blog. i have been wanting to make quilts for my kids and there are so many uninspiring and frankly ugly quilts out there. i needed this inspiration - yours is beautiful - thank you! really love the fabric at the top. and the owls. and wonkiness. becca

Amy said...

Gee thanks so much! I am addicted to 'wonky', as you can see in my wonky stars, wonky houses, wonky trees and now wonky log cabins!! Glad you stopped by. I love your blog name :) and your recipes.

Amy said...

Hey that's great - glad you liked it. I hope you let me know if you make something from it - I'd love to see a picture or two :)

Amy said...

Thank you :)

Annie @ The Village Haberdashery said...

Wow are you on top of your game! I have only just organised my scraps in colour piles for a photo. Hmm. Work to do!