|42 block log cabin quilt - done!|
I made a few blocks one evening then made a few more the next night and suddenly I had 42 blocks! Log cabins go together very quickly and I love making them (especially wonky ones!!) so I enjoyed every minute! I couldn't believe I had enough pinks, yellows and oranges to make several blocks each in those colours (not my favourite colours) but I am really pleased with them. The red, green, grey and aqua blocks are my favourites though - yum!!!
So I decided to do QAYG (=quilt as you go) which was my first time. Maureen Cracknel has a fab tutorial so I tried it. I wish I had used a wider seam allowance - but hey, now I know for next time!
I chose some of Lucie Summers 'Summersville' fabric for the backing and did a little piecing to make it wide enough, using a piece of red with white dots and a piece of Aneela Hoey's fabric. Stitch in the ditch holds the top to the back.
Binding? Scrappy of course!! This doesn't show all the binding bits but you can see the entire binding in the picture above.
And now I can link it up to the linky party over at Ellison Lane Quilts and cross another quilt off my to-do list! Check out the Flickr group too! There are some really yummy scrappy log cabin quilts there. I love the monochromatic blocks and how people played with the layout of the blocks!
I still have more scraps - perhaps I should make another??!!!!!
Linked to Aloha Friday, TGIFF, Whoop whoop and crazy mom quilts.