Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Can't Call me Square!

After completing my blue/brown log cabin quilt, I decided to get out another stack of plaid homespuns and make a second quilt.




These plaids were more of the fabrics I picked up while presenting a trunk show to a quilt guild.  Some were odd shaped cuts but most were fat quarter size - and the price was right!.  



 This time I decided to go with a courthouse steps version of a log cabin.  I used the Faded Chambray Wide backing I picked up from Connecting Threads for the neutral areas and also decided to not make my blocks square. (I did not add the last plaid strips)

My blocks will measure 8 x 10 finished.




I wanted my blocks to have a "stacked" look.  If I had added the final plaid logs, the stacks would have been touching each other.  I decided I liked the separation and I didn't want to have to deal with sashing later to get the same look.

I think I will make about thirty blocks.  That will give me a quilt about 50 x 64.

Once this quilt is finished, I should be done with log cabin blocks for a bit and ready to move on to something else. 

(Well, except the ongoing quarter logs RSC blocks....I keep forgetting about those!)





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17 comments:

  1. How darling!!! I have my strings of homespuns all ready for someday...inspiring!

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  2. love your plaids this will make a great quilt

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  3. Great choice to leave off the final plaid logs to avoid sashing. I look forward to seeing how this top and quilt comes together!

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  4. OK you need to stop this-enticing me into wanting to make yet another of your designs, LOL. A friend just recently gave me a little pile of homespuns to stick with mine and now you got me itchin'!! What size strips did you cut?

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  5. I am going to have to "re-think what I think of plaids" after seeing your last quilt and now this one in the making. Lovely work as always.

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  6. A great quilt. You are on a roll with these already.

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  7. This is going to make a pretty Quilt! I can’t wait to see it finished.

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  8. I really like the reds and browns together in this one! And it's going to be fun to see how the Courthouse Steps blocks come together. Have fun!

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  9. Very nice job on your courthouse steps. Good color combination.

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  10. Very smart to get this look without sashing!

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  11. You got a great start with the new plaids. Happy stitching on those this week.

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  12. Plaids speak of fall to me. I love these blocks, Cynthia.

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  13. Courthouse steps...and with plaids looking good!

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