Sunday, January 11, 2015

Log cabins progress


It was time to choose background fabric and make some progress. I bought this fabric for Skill Builder BOM back in 2013. It's local cotton. It looks a bit like linen but it is a print. I managed to make 2 blocks which I turned into cushions last year. I also used it for my Triangle quilt


But first I cut all the pink, red and orange leftovers into squares and strips. Plus there is a pile of larger pieces and some suitable for fussy cuts.


I started out with 4cm strips which were left from the Skill Builder BOM block. Than I took a little detour because I still had some remaining pieces from that block.


It'll make some fun scrappy pouch later on.


I can assure you I have no strips left. As the background fabric is also a leftover I had to think about cutting into it. I made up the blocks first. I ended up with 10 blocks (31cm squares). 4 of those are full color log cabins.

I plan to sew the rows first and than I'll add the larger triangles at the edges. We'll see how it goes.


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20 comments:

  1. I really like this Vera - a more interesting take on the standard log cabins :-)

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  2. I love it Vera, it is a perfect scrappy project.

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  3. This is lovely and I love how your are going to lay out those blocks on the quilt! Plus - your ruler hanging place is perfect. :D

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  4. Very nice, Vera. I like how the background fabric and block placement helps the log cabins float and blend together.

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  5. still in the pink Vera and still looking good.

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  6. It all looks great. I love your blue cutting mat.

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  7. Thank goodness for design walls - they're such a great way to see what we're working with, and to try out new designs/layouts without having to do froggy stitching, lol! Love the scrappy log cabin blocks, and I think your panel for the zipper bag is adorable :) Scraps, to me, are the jewels of the sewing world, so I am loving these pics :D

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  8. Love the way this is coming together

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  9. This is a fantastic pattern/design! The colors are inspired.

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  10. I love your scrappy log cabins... and the red/yellow /pink combo is great! Looking forward to seeing how this finishes up! Linda

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  11. These are great! I do love pinks...they remind me of flowers. There will be lots of room for some fancy quilting in the negative space! I checked out your blog a little...love the triangle quilt, (I still want to do one of those) especially the location! I knew right away you had to be in Europe somewhere, so checked out your "About" page too! Cute pics. :-)

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  12. I love seeing your thought progress.... and seeing your design wall.
    I also love your modern take on the Log Cabin block! So refreshing . You are making scraps look sophisticated!
    Susei

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  13. I really do love what you have done Vera! The colors are fun and I love how they float in the background. What a great use of scraps. Thanks for sharing at Oh Scrap!

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  14. Very striking to see those colors against the linen-like cotton! This is turning out to be simply gorgeous Vera!

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  15. What a neat project, looks very beautiful.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  16. Great scrappiness! And I love using scraps from one project in another! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  17. Lovely scrappy projects! I love those pinks against the background fabric :)

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  18. The pink is wonderful with all the different fabric prints.:) Love the log cabin pattern too. It's one of my favorites.

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  19. I love your little detour. It is just a good as the main journey!

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