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:

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. Perfect to add that center diamond! I love it!

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

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  5. 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. :)

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

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

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  8. 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 :-)

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

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  10. 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 :)

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  11. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. Great design with the corner addition.

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

    Pat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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!

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  34. Love the plaids in this log cabin!

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  35. Adding that corner triangle was the perfect touch!

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  36. Love it! What are your center and strip sizes?

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

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  38. 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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