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.
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!!