Thursday, October 13, 2011

Crumb Along: Log Cabin Blocks

Tuesday was the new step in the crumb along at Jo's Country Junction blog. If you have thought about trying this type of is not too late to take a turn with this fun, no matching, no thinking...(well, almost no thinking) type of quilting. I have to tell you it has been nice not worrying about a seam allowance, or everything matching up and having to rip out and try again.....well, maybe there was a little ripping out but not much!

This week was the log cabin block. Funny thing is, the more blocks I have made and the closer to being finished with all the blocks, the more I want to change a few things. Seems this week, with the construction of the log cabin blocks, I have made more and more decisions on changing mainly the blocks for the border. Guess that is  my own fault, should not have already made all the border blocks...but I did and I have a few changes to a couple of blocks to make! Hopefully, in the end, it won't look like a big ole bunch of messy blocks!!

Here are four of the log cabins I have made so far. I used the small hearts inside the green for the center square. I am using all heart blocks for the border with the exception of the blocks with letters, so I am going to put these four in the corners, and used a small heart in each one. Hope it works like I am  picturing it in my head. (for detail, clock on photo to enlarge)

I did make one log cabin like the ones Kathy made this week. I think hers turned out a whole lot prettier, but I may go ahead and make a couple more of these. They were rather simple and I like the look, again using green as the center.

Next week, we join the center of the quilt....if I have any changes I am determined to make, I better get busy!! Be sure to see others progress on this crumb along by clicking on Jo's Blog.....lots of inspiration here!!

Happy Sewing!!!


  1. Suzanne, I'm impressed with what you can do! I'm totally clueless when it comes to the wonderful world of quilting. I am very fascinated. My mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were wonderful quilters. I'm in awe of what you do. I'll be back to see how it continues, know it'll be beautiful.

  2. Wow, Suzanne -- look at all the progress you've made! I really like the looks of yours -- will look forward to watching your progress on this! :)

  3. Wow, you have really come up with some bright and lovely log cabin blocks! Good job!! It's one of my favorite blocks!

  4. I love the little hearts you put in the center of the log cabin blocks. I did paper pieced heart blocks on the first crumb quilt I did and loved them.

    Will love to see how these wind up in your border. That's the great thing with these quilts, they can change and move until they tell you they are done. Let it flow!

  5. I love love love your log cabin blocks with the hearts in the center! I know what you mean about worrying how it will turn out!

  6. I love the pieced hearts in the middle of your log cabin blocks! I've enjoyed reading your blog over coffee this morning.

  7. Those hearts in the centre of log cabin blocks is something I'd like to try in mine. What a great idea.

  8. Love those little hearts - what a nice addition!
    Great log cabins.

  9. OH...I'm squealing. I love the little hearts in the center. PERFECT with you intended hearts around the outside...WOW!!

  10. The little heart blocks in the center are soooo cute!


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