I have expressed the desire to get more practice at using scrappy low volume prints in my quilting. So I thought for this Scrap-A-Palooza quilt, I would plan something that enabled me to do that.
I have decided that I am going to make an offset scrappy log cabin quilt!
The first thing I did was sort out my low volume scraps and cut them to 1 1/2" wide. I will be using these light prints on all of the blocks. I am planning a large lap size quilt so I know I will need quite a few strips.
For the other half of the log cabin blocks, I will be cutting out various colors of scraps. For each colorway, I will be making 4 blocks. I already have all four of my red blocks cut.
If you are following along, here are the cut sizes:
Low Volume prints are all 1 1/2" wide and the cut lengths are: 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 1/2", 8 1/2",
and 9 1/2".
Color prints are all 2 1/2" wide and the cut sizes are 2 1/2" (square), 3 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 1/2",
and 8 1/2".
Above, I have exploded out the block for you.
And here it is all sewn up. This block measures 9 1/2" square (it will finish up at 9"). By using the two different widths of strips, you end up with a curved illusion. So the layout of these blocks, when they are finished, will be fun to play around with.
Over the next week or so, I will be busy cutting and sewing up blocks. Once I have the blocks finished, I will share them with you.
Now for a few things going on around here you might have missed.
The Orphan Adoptions are still open if you have the desire to adopt a project. You can find all the wonderful quilters with projects up for adoption here.
I am participating in the Scrap Vortex QAL. As I pull scraps for this Scrap-A-Palooza quilt, I am sewing up pairs of fabric for my vortex project. Working on two scrap quilts at one time sure saves time but my sewing room is a mess!
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