Now back to some regular sewing ...
I am still working on piecing more log cabin blocks; they are a little slow going especially now that I've become more selective about choice of fabric. When I first started making these blocks I was simply piecing, from scrap bin, pulling out those fabrics that appealed and piecing them together. It was a natural selection process without much thought or planning.
As I continue to piece blocks and have become more aware of the color scheme, as well as the balance of colors and patterns, I am pondering longer and being more hesitant about selection. Perhaps I should have kept piecing blocks without stopping to reflect on my progress?
For those of you who have emailed me and for anyone else interested in the cutting instructions here they are:
Centre Square = 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches
Logs = 2 inch wide strips (see note about cutting strips)
Sew in traditional log cabin formation -- start with the centre square, add each new log as per diagram:
A quick note about cutting and piecing: although I accurately cut the centre square, I cut all logs longer and wider, trimming back after each piece has been added. This ensures accurate piecing without stress.
The block measures 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches after the first four logs have been sewn to the centre square.
The finished log cabin block measures 8.5 inches x 8.5 inches.
Relevant Links:Finished Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt
Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt II
A Neutral Study Quilt ~ using the log cabin block tutorial