Tuesday, March 12, 2013
So, the next block for our funky Mulligan Stew/Kitchen Sink crazy block exchange is the Log Cabin. I love this block, I truly do. It has so many possibilities!
It can be classic and traditional.
Or funky and modern.
I counted and I've made 9 quilts that involve log cabins in some shape or form since I started seriously quilting six years ago. I won't picture them all here, but if you're curious the links are here- tummy time quilt, bright baby, there's no place like home, cars quilt, cheeky monkey, Sam's quilt, birds and trees, doll quilt, and lawson's quilt. That's a lot of log cabin love.
Saturday night, I demonstrated a simple, jelly roll friendly log cabin block.
I won't go into too much detail here but here's a quick and dirty diagram of the block.
The measurements of each of the nine pieces are listed. You sew #1 to #2. Press. Sew on #3. Press. And on and on. If you wanted a really traditional block, #1 would be red, #2, 3, 6 and 7 would be either light or dark. #4, 5, 8 and 9 would be the opposite. For a square in square look, #2, 3, 4, and 5 would be all the same fabric or color. #6, 7, 8, and 9 would all be a different fabric or color. Does that make any sense at all?
I know that's not much of a tutorial, so here are a lot of others!
Trim As You Go Traditional Block
Scrappy Log Cabin
Picture Frame Log Cabin Block Video
Wonky Log Cabin
Hexagon Log Cabin
Strip Pieced Log Cabins
And if that doesn't keep you busy enough, here's a ton of inspiration-
Well, if that doesn't send you racing off to your sewing machines, I don't know what will. Just remember, if you want to participate in the block exchange you will need to bring six finished log cabin blocks to our meeting on April 6th.
Meeting Date: March 9th, 2013
Members in Attendance:12
Ummm, Quilt Guild rocks!
We welcomed two new members- Lisa and Autumn. We were so excited to have them there and look forward to seeing them again.
Peggy reminded us about the Desert Sage Quilt Show next month. It's not too late to register a quilt to show. You have until the 18th of March. Then the Quilt Show will be April 13th and 14th.
Heather told us about her son Tanner's Flat Bear Eagle Scout project. Information can be found here.
Because of the Quilt Show, our next meeting will be the first Saturday of the month, rather than the second. So, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 6th at 6 pm.
I demoed our next block for the Mulligan Stew scrappy happy block exchange. But, much more about that in the next blog post.
Afterward, we had a blast sewing late into the night.
Hope to see you all next month!