Monday, February 18, 2008

Sew, Mama, Sew! Quilting Month - Part 3

I have been staying away from log cabin blocks -- this week's theme -- because it sounded like a lot of work trying to keep track of all those different sized rectangles. But with my minimalist fabric choice for the Sew, Mama, Sew! Block Along it was a cinch. I just cut my red square and long strips of the off-white and black fabrics. I sewed the strips on to the block and then cut them to size. Easy-peasy.

I may put together a Squares-in-Squares block today or tomorrow as well.

One thing I really wish I did from the beginning...make them all twelve inches. These are nine-ish. I've had to do more quilt math than if I had just followed the directions from the start. In fact, my Disappearing Nine Patch is a smidgen smaller than the other blocks. And I had to cut down the Log Cabin Block. And now I'm thinking that once it is pieced to the boarders it might look a big odd. We'll just have to wait and see. All in all I'm liking them though.

PART 2 - Nine Patch Blocks with Triangles
PART 1 - Nine Patch Variations


amandajean said...

these look great!

Jen said...

I love the fabrics that you chose for this.

Jackie said...

I really like the fabric combinations that you chose! This will be a wonderful quilt!