Sunday, December 18, 2016

Scrappy Log Cabin Blocks

So over a year ago, I think June 2015, the "Hamlin" girls started an exchange of these scrappy log cabin blocks.  It all started with an issue of Quiltmaker Magazine.

We modified the center of the Log Cabin Block to fit the measurements of one that Bonnie Hunter posted in her Addicted to Scraps Column in the July\August 2015 issue.   She had an HST in the middle - we liked the 4-patch idea.  But you can find her Log Cabin Love block on her website under her "Addicted to Scraps" tab.

We made 10 every month and exchanged them for each others blocks, so that it would get SUPER scrappy.   I decided that I had had enough of making them and was ready to put them together.   We had another Sew Weekend at the church and it was the project that I brought to work on!   Big bins of strip scraps, accuquilt cutter with 1 1/2" strip cutting die, 3 totes, 2 machines and a partridge in a pear tree.    I swear, every time I think I'm not going to haul as much into the car - the load gets bigger.

I laid out my blocks and we all oohed and aahed and got the itch to get them all out!

I ended up making 4 more log cabins and switching them around some more.   Right now - I have 16 squares of 4 blocks.   Must MUST get back to this one!!   It's going to be so cozy.   Sort of Lap size to Twin.

Here's some more layouts that some of the other girls picked!