Sunday, August 23, 2020

Oh Scrap! : Log Cabin Progress

 I have been making slow progress on my log cabin quilt.  Not because I haven't been actively working on it every week - but because the process of cutting and sewing all the small pieces takes a lot of time!

I did finish these two green circles this week.  They are composed of 1" and 1.5" strips.  The four log cabin blocks go together to make an 11" circle component.

A lot of time is spent digging through my scrap bins for the smallest of scraps that will work.

These two green circles meant I could finish up one of the larger sections of my quilt top.  This piece measures about 35".  

Here it is up with the other blocks I have completed.  Next I think I will add more purple and some small bits of red.  I am in no hurry to finish this one.  I actually enjoy digging through and petting all of my scraps.  I find it very therapeutic - messy but therapeutic!

In fact, I think I have to find some time this week to clean my sewing room.  There is not much table or ironing board space in there again.  And I might even get out the vacuum :)


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  1. Love where your log cabin blocks are going!

  2. I love that teeny tiny log cabin; the seams must be wider than the "logs"!

  3. I enjoy watching your log cabins come together and makes me want to do it too. But all that cutting time is what holds me back!

  4. Those blocks make the neatest shapes! I should try some - I definitely have lots of long, thin strips piling up. A little studio clean-up is on my list this week, too! Have a great Sunday, Cyndy!

  5. loving these mod looking log cabin blocks....very colorful!

  6. Oh ho! The vacuum! In my house, that means deep cleaning, lol. I love where you are going with this project. Enjoy! ;^)

  7. It's been fun to see this quilt progress bit by bit, Cynthia. Hoping you can save your sanity with a little studio clean-up this week!

  8. Hi,
    Beautiful Log Cabin blocks...will make an awesome quilt when done...have a great day!

  9. Messy and therapeutic is always good! Who knew log cabin blocks could be so versatile. (Well,I guess you did)!

  10. So lovely! I find it therapeutic too... all the fabric sorting and finding treasures! Also messy!
    I will link up my log cabin loony post

  11. Messy and therapeutic is something I'm on board with too!
    I love your log cabins - like fancy polka dots!

  12. Log cabins and string quilts are indeed messy! I have run out of room to leave piles of scraps. And they need to out and visible! I’m not sure about therapeutic.....but definitely fun!

  13. I love your log cabin blocks, especially the fact that you have different sizes and arrangements of the blocks. Looking great!

  14. What? The vacuum cleaner? Really? Best of cleaning! I should follow your lead.... nah, maybe next week! Love your log cabin circles!

  15. I love the curvy log cabin blocks. The pink one on the lower right looks like a seahorse. String blocks and log cabins do tend to leave messy surfaces everywhere, but oh what fun.

  16. You are certainly doing fun things with those curves.

  17. Your log cabin quilt is looking fabulous!


  18. Your blocks are fabulous! That's jut too small for me! LOL

  19. I've been at sea too long: I read those shapes as SOS! This quilt doesn't need any maritime assistance. It's going to be great all on its own :)

  20. Very beautiful. The log cabin block is such a classic blocks with so many variations to be made. You're doing a great job!


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