Sunday, September 23, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Log Cabin Loonies

This week has been all about sewing my log cabin blocks.




I finished all of the blocks I needed for the quilt top made from some plaid fat quarters and cream scraps.  Once I had them up on the design wall, I didn't like the big spaces of background so I made a little change to a few of the blocks.




I cut a 2.5" square and sewed it diagonally to the light portion of the blocks.  In other words, I attached a "flip" corner.



Once I put them back up on the design wall and sewed all the blocks together, I ended up with a 48" x 64" quilt top.  I really like how that one little detail changed the look of the quilt.

The Log Cabin Loonies event is still running for a few more weeks over at JulieKQuilts and I don't want to miss out.....So I started another log cabin quilt.

I will share some of those blocks soon!


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38 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

I really like the way the HST in the corner of the blocks looks. What a neat idea, very nice.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I've enjoyed seeing your log cabin blocks come together, but I really like that added detail of the square in between them. It does make a difference! Great idea!

Barb Neiwert said...

Perfect to add that center diamond! I love it!

julieQ said...

Genius! I love that added diamond...may I borrow that in the future? Love your plaids, too. Perfect quilt!

Ranch Wife said...

It's been a long time since I made a Log Cabin quilt...the addition of those flippy corners is clever - I love it and now you've inspired me to start a Log Cabin quilt. This is how that 'quilts to make' list keeps getting longer. :)

Cathy said...

It's amazing the way the "flippy corners" transformed the quilt! Fabulous!

Libby in TN said...

It has a positive/negative effect. First I see sunflowers, then I see the dark logs. I'm going to remember that trick!

Sharon Tucker said...

I really like the original look you had on the wall...but when I scrolled down to see the change you made, WOW what a difference! Good call :-)

Lisa Marie said...

Oh my goodness, that's brilliant! Amazing what a difference a small change made. Love it.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I'm glad I had a couple days at a modern campground with good Wifi to get caught up on blogs - love your log cabin - so scrappy - pretty neat :)

Jayne said...

What a great idea adding the center square! It really changes the quilt in a very good way! Sometimes small changes make all the difference!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Wow that made such a huge change in that quilt! its wonderful!

Frédérique said...

A small piece of fabric, and this is a new pattern! I love this version

moosecraft said...

Beautiful! Isn't it always amazing at how a simple little extra can make such a big difference?

Anonymous said...

Love the addition to your log cabin blocks. Now I want to make another log cabin quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.

Marie said...

What a great idea - a nice twist on an old favourite.

Jenny said...

What a BIG difference, and makes all the difference! Thanks for the tip, I wouldn't have thought of it myself.

Jasmine said...

What a difference your little squares made. What a fun quilt. I love log cabin blocks. They are so versatile.

Mystic Quilter said...

Great design with the corner addition.

MissPat said...

Well, everyone else has already said it, but those center squares really make this sing.

Pat

JanineMarie said...

I love how one little detail can make such a big difference!

Louise said...

Oh, yeah! What a great idea! You're a smart cookie :)

Cathy said...

I thought your log cabin quilt looked really nice before, but the After is totally a home run! Amazing!!

Dorothy Finley said...

"Loonies" ???? Looks like shear genius to me :-) Love it

Vesuviusmama said...

What a great addition! Love the corners to make the diamonds in the cream.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely 'log cabin' quilt! And adding the flip corners is very effective.. grabs your attention to look twice!

Linda said...

Can't believe how much of a difference your flipped corner makes to the quilt. Stunning!

Lynn said...

Your log cabin blocks look really great, but that flip corner just tops them off - wonderful idea!

Kathi Riemer said...

Wow, what a difference. I like both of the quilts but the flip corner adds character.

Cool Lizzie said...

I've often struggled with that expanse of lightness on my log cabins - what a perfect solution - must borrow!!!! Love this quilt!

Denise said...

I love this. Log cabin quilt is on my "to do" list if I could only decide on a layout.

Lori said...

That was a perfect deign change--really adds to the quilt.

Candace said...

Beautiful Log Cabin quilt. so welcoming a cozy! I really love the color choices, and plaids. The corner triangles were a brilliant addition. It really makes it. Kudos for coming up with that idea!

Susan said...

Love the plaids in this log cabin!

beth s said...

Adding that corner triangle was the perfect touch!

swooze said...

Love it! What are your center and strip sizes?

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

It's amazing the difference that one little addition made! It looks great! Thanks for sharing your quilt on MCM :)

Kate said...

Those plaid corners really do change the look. It's always fun to see how very simple modifications can change the look of the whole quilt. Happy stitching this week.

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