It just wouldn’t be another Scraptastic Tuesday without an update on my scrappy log cabin. I now have 25 blocks made! I’ve decided to do these quilt as you go, in four sections to make it easier to quilt. I had hoped to send it off for Longarming (to Trudi) but given the current moving situation, I’ve had to go back to the original DIY plan.
These are my latest blocks.
I’ve also decided to change the design from a chevron/zigzag to a “Barn Raising” layout. As this is symmetrical, I’ve increased the number of blocks I need to 64 so I can make it 8×8 blocks which translates to 96″ square. I was going to make it asymmetrical but I think the OCD will kick in and I won’t like it as much. It’s not like I don’t have enough scraps. Each quadrant will be 16 blocks, so I’ve made a start on the first one. I’m not sure how I am going to quilt it yet, perhaps denser in the white areas for textural contrast.
In other news, I’ve started another new (not scrappy) project. My process is to make the HSTs and flying geese in the evenings and then sit and trim on the sofa, then piece into blocks before work. I can do two a day this way. 17 more to go!
The fabric is Chandelier by Studio M- they’re lovely metallics and so I’m making a Christmas ornament themed quilt with them!
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