Sunday, January 4, 2015

Log cabins - ALYoF


I was looking at my Q4 FAL list if there is something I can finish and I felt like starting something new is a better idea. My real goal for Q4 was to find a job and none of these projects were really important to me.

I decided to do what I like the most. Just play around with fabrics. But it's not actually playing! I'm decluttering my sewing space. The best way to do it is to sew the pieces together and throw out those unsuitable bits. This is going to be ongoing project for the year. Yeah, I'm going to take my time.


Scrappy Log Cabin QAL just fits the bill so I started with pink and made first 3 blocks. Fun but I needed some plan. You know how the right color order is important to me, lol.


So I created central block. That's the one with yellow if you are unsure. I don't have enough of yellow to make up whole block anyway.


This is exercise of letting go. Seriously this last block was challenging! Those fabrics just don't match but let's look at it from distance.


It would make up pretty quilt for sure but I want to make wall hanging. Some sort of wall protection which will go next to bed  and will also add a bit of color to the room. This one is going to be B side. My idea is to make it double sided.

To keep me on track I'm making it my January goal of ALYoF. Just the top, not the whole thing since A side is still in thinking stage.

This whole thing also fits into SewMyStash2015 project and Oh Scrap! Check out the links if you are interested to play along. Buttons on the side bar. The main thing is - have fun!

I'll be also linking up with:

Sew Fresh Quilts WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

30 comments:

  1. This is a good project for using scraps. I like a break from symmetry: the more asymmetrical the better!

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  2. I like the unmatching block the best! Happy new year, Frederick!

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    1. Thank you! All the best to you too!

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  3. Love the scrappy look. Your placement and flow is something I have a hard time with using scraps. Very inspiring.

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  4. Congratulations again for finding a job! I hope that things are settling into a good rhythm for you. This scrappy log cabin QAL is going to be fun to see how you make progress throughout the year, Vera. I really like how you added a bit of white here and there, and the central block works well to help radiate out the colors.

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  5. good to say you are in the pink (means keeping well) and congratulations again on the job

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  6. Those look like lots of fun! Something I will have to try!

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  7. Oh I love where this one is headed! I considered the Scrappy Log Cabin QAL but decided I already had too much on my plate.

    Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap! Hope you link up your finished top later in the month!

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  8. Ooh, I'm liking this so far, Vera! Especially that diagonal layout. Thanks for those links too -- I'm looking to do some scrap-busting this year so I'll check those out.

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  9. I love your project, and thanks for leading me to #SewMyStash2015. Claire aka Knitnkwilt

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  10. I love scrappy log cabins and the freedom of just creating as you go along. It's funny how sometimes things don't look quite right close up, but from a distance they work. All of yours look great, Vera!!!

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  11. Those are great blocks for a wall hanging - I actually sort my scraps by colour, so it's always easy to do colour blocked projects :D I think I'm going to join a scrap happy monthly challenge this year - very unstressful as it pretty much just involves making anything with a specific colour which changes each month - that's my kind of challenge, lol. I think I'll check out the Oh Scrap! project you mentioned too :)

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  12. I like where these are going. They look happy. Happy = Fun so this is a win!

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  13. Rosemary B here:
    Vera. this is good. Come live next door to me right now haha
    All of these blocks look wonderful but I am not surprised because you are not afraid
    to dive in.

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  14. What a great idea to sew your way out of your fabric clutter :) Best of luck. I love that photo of your sewing space from above.

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  15. Vera, the blocks all look wonderful together! What a fun way to play with your scraps!

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  16. Love this scrappy look!

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  17. You simply cannot go wrong with a wonky log cabin! Love it and the colors are FAB!

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  18. I have been following your progress on instagram and love the blocks put in a diagonal layout. Gorgeous start, Vera!

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  19. I like to sit and sew scraps, too. These are turning out very pretty!

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  20. I really admire your ability to improve piece ... I just can't let go. It's going to be lovely - such a gorgeous mix of all the fabrics :)

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    1. Improv piece! Ugh autocorrect ...

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  21. Love the idea of double sided! looks like you are having lots of fun too!

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  22. Great idea for the wall, are you not afraid of mold? That is the only reason I wouldn't hand anything here, we have so much mold issues. Love the B side, it will have great room for some negative space quilting.

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    1. sorry not hand, hang... anything on my walls.

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  23. Loving this Vera!
    I really must jump into my scrap bin and start using it up.
    I think log cabins may be just the project i need!

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