Monday, January 17, 2011

Log Cabin/ Design Wall Monday

I've been working on a log cabin quilt. I have a few more blocks done. I made one about 20 years ago and it was falling apart. From wear and using non quilt worthy fabric. I did sell it at a garage sale for 20 bucks. To my surprise. My intent was to toss it. I used it to wrap up some furniture that I was taking to my mother in laws garage sale. I was then going to dump it in the garbage. It wasn't quilted it was only tied. One of the light fabrics I used was bad where ever it was on the quilt just let open on the seams and raveled the batting was hanging out. The dark fabrics where faded and wore. It was one of my first few quilts I made and a lot of corners didn't match up. My MIL said I should sell it I said no I was embarrassed by the raggy thing. A bet was made and it was priced at 20 bucks and it sold right away. I thought it was about time to replace it. I am doing a cheat on this one. My logs are cut at 1 1/4 inch. One the last outside set of logs on each block I'm cutting 1 1/2 inches. Gives me a little insurance when I square up the blocks. Last time I had a lot of blocks that were too small. Hopefully the extra quarter inch will solve that.

Log Cabin/ Design Wall Monday

4 comments:

Melinda said...

I like the way you are setting them. It is looking good.

Vicki said...

Unless I paper piece log cabins, they give me fits when I go to square them up. I don't know what my deal is with that particular block. Love the setting and colors.

Alycia said...

Very pretty colors!

grostedt said...

So glad to see you posting again. I love your quilts, the patterns and color choices. Keep it up!