I was making Skinny Log Cabin quilt blocks with the Creative Grids USA 10" Log Cabin Trim Tool Duo that my mom gave me for Christmas. These blocks were so much fun to make and addictive! This Creative Grids USA ruler has options to make both "standard" and "skinny" log cabin blocks. I chose "skinny" so that I could use up my narrow "string" strips of fabric that I am continually accumulating. This quilt is made entirely from my scraps!
I first made a couple of test blocks before committing to a whole quilt. Once I had a system going, it was easy, mindless sewing. I would chain piece 6-8 blocks at a time, then trim them all down. I had my big bag of scraps and then sorted whitish strips and colored strips in two separate bins (actually plastic drawers) to swap back and forth when sewing. A rotating mat is very helpful.
There are seemingly endless possibilities with this ruler. Once you decide how you want to make the blocks, then the fun begins deciding how to lay them out. Below are some layouts that I tried (before all of the blocks were made :-)
They all look good, and I do believe I'll be making more log cabin quilts. I decided to quilt my quilt with the edge-to-edge design Chevron Feather. It's just a perfect combination of feathers and swirls and movement.
This quilt won 2nd place in it's category in our local farm show this past summer. And finally, I'll answer the question everyone asks about this quilt - Those strips are half an inch wide!
One more pretty picture:
This Christmas Santa brought me a new book and ruler. I'm finishing up some other projects first, but I couldn't help trying just one block from the new book. I'm planning something really cool with my batik stash.
Thanks for following along with me in 2021. Looking forward to good things to come in the new year for both you and me! Thanks for visiting!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!