Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Are you ready???!!!!!!!!!!

 So....are you ready???    For the next 14 Tuesdays...I am working on log cabin blocks!  Want to make some tiny blocks with me, that are super easy and make an amazing quilt???  Do you have a heap of strings that you have been saving simply forever?  Would you like to use some of them up???!


Here we go!!!
 This quilt is made from 400 of these 4 inch finished blocks.  There are 5200 pieces in this quilt, not counting the pull border.  It went extremely fast...seriously!!  Simple, fast straight sewing...
 So here is the block.  4 inch finished.
 So this week...look through your strings.  Look for smaller patterns with your fabrics, because these tiny pieces really look better cut from small prints.  Look also for contrast...make your lights pretty light, and your darks pretty saturated.  It just looks better that way, trust me.
I ironed a lot of these strings, then cut them to one inch wide.  Yep!  One inch wide, that finish at 1/2 inch.  Don't let the size daunt you one bit...easy peasy!!


The centers are 1 1/2 inch squares, and finish at 1 inch.  So this week, cut as many centers as you would like to make blocks.  Maybe you just want to make a few!  Maybe you want to make a KING sized quilt.



http://www.aqsblog.com/log-cabin-quilts-a-short-history


Above is a link to a history of the log cabin quilt pattern and blocks...it is fun to read! I especially love the history about red and yellow centers of the blocks... 






There will be gifts and fun along our journey and linky parties!!


LET'S Go!


Hugs to all!


Julie




19 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Go for it. ... Looking forward to seeing it come to life ....

Tired Teacher said...

Looks like fun! I don't have many strings, so I'll just watch your blocks accumulate.

Panto Pam said...

Looks like fun! What size is the quilt when finished?

Lori said...

You are the energizer bunny!!

Janet O. said...

This is an incredible quilt! You will motivate many to sew along, I'm sure. :)

Randy D. said...

I agree with Janet... incredible.
But to join along, do we have to make 400 blocks???!!!
YIKES...
don't think I will be able to do that...

---"Love" said...

Thanks for the link about the history log cabin quilts. I love them; just finished one earlier this year. Yours is looking really pretty; I love the barn raising design too. I'll enjoy watching yours and others who follow along. ---"Love"

O'faigh said...

Love to watch your progress Julie

julieQ said...

Pam,

You can make the quilt any size you want...from 12 blocks to infinite!

Randy: No, you don't have to make 400 blocks...just as many as you would like!!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh what fun you will have!!

martha bilski said...

I will join you. I have a collection of indigos that I have been wanting to do a log cabin with. Thought I would make them bigger ( wider strips) but they look so great smaller. I'm in!!

Roxann in East Texas said...

You are incredible at the amount of action you get through processing each day. Simply amazing.

I think I'll join the Dearest Boy action, but my daily motivation is utterly lacking and then days of nothing but work and commute transcend into weeks/months.

Anonymous said...

I just found my new quilt project, thank you Julie! I just happen to have the creative grids 4" log cabin ruler, and a whole bin of 1 1/4" strips...... Helen
PS yours is one of the blogs I really enjoy reading!

Kyle said...

Wow! What a collection of fabrics and tiny blocks. I'm going to make some small(not tiny) log cabin blocks soon, but not quite ready yet. But you've encouraged me to keep thinking and planning.

Rose Marie said...

This pattern will take care of scraps, for sure! I can send you some of mine if you run out ..... LOL

Jeane said...

Hi Julie, I reall enjoy your blog and am getting myself organised to sew strips together for the log cabin. I had no idea how one crammed full drawer of strings would explode when set free. Lol. I have to press and sew now as there is no way I could get them back into the drawer. Thanks for the encouragement.

Teresa Brown said...
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Teresa said...

I have been wanting to do another log cabin for awhile, this is the motivation I need. My center squares are cut and I cut some charm squares into 1 inch strips so I am ready to start. Not sure how many squares I will do but I am hoping for a queen size quilt.

Suzanne said...

Hi Julie! I continue to follow your blog. I am inspired to make some wee log cabin blocks for a small quilt. Hope to start it early next week. Thanks for sharing! Suzanne