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Scrappy Log Cabins

Last Wednesday was the last sewing night for the summer, so I worked at a furious rate to get as much done as I possibly could. Having spent the last couple of Wednesday nights sorting, ironing, and cutting my scraps, I finally put a few log cabin blocks together. These are intended for a fun, little, gender-neutral baby quilt.

The centre blocks are 2.5 inches square, and the strips are 2 inches wide. I'm loosely following this tutorial, and, as you can see, am pretty much randomly choosing strips in the hope that it'll all come together in the end!

The one organisational concession I made with these three blocks was to ensure that each strip matched the next in at least one colour. So, in the block above, the first strip (on top of the centre square) brings out the red flowers in the centre square; the next strip picks up on that same bright red, but adds in a couple of different shades of green; the following strip is mainly lime green with thin red stripes; and the final stri…

Hello again!

I've been a major lurker for the past couple of months, marveling at all of your fabulous makes but not commenting because it doesn't seem possible on my iPad any more. I can't figure out exactly what's wrong, but I'm wondering if switching to a different blog reader (currently using Bloglovin') will do the trick? Any suggestions?

Anyway, I actually have a finish to show you today! And yes, it's literally taken me since my last post at the end of February until now to accomplish this. More tortoise than hare over here, but I'm ok with that!

My embroidery sampler!! Now a fabulously bright wall hanging to hang above my sewing machine (rather than over it for the purposes of this photo!). Despite my initial hesitation over the French knots and bullion roses, I managed to conquer both, more or less, and am looking forward to practicing them again in the near future. I'm also intrigued by the colonial knot Susan recently mentioned... must try some of those…