My first (by saying first, I am in no way implying that there will be more!) sew-a-long this year are log cabin blocks. Cecile (Patchwork Inspirations) and Bea (A Needle in a Haystack) are the hosts. Cecile with be posting the traditional blocks and Bea will take on the innovative ones.
I have decided to make a veteran’s quilt so I have chosen red, white and blue fabrics.
I am going to make it in the potholder style (surprise, surprise), but am going to try a new technique.
I am making 2” finished logs, so I start with a 2 ½” square directly in the center and then add my strips in a quilt as you go technique.
It will need a little careful trimming before I bring the back around!
I cut my batting the exact size of the finished block, in this case 10 1/2". Then I will bring my back around to the front and make 20 “finished” potholder blocks. The new technique will be how I attach them together. I’m still working on that so stay tuned.
I accepted this challenge because we are only expected to make two blocks a week. I can do that, right? Do check out the link on both Blogs at the end of the month.
Thanks Bea and Cecile for the inspiration!