Well this is what I have been working on the past few days...
I don't even know how it became this project! I originally intended to make a larger version of the cabin table topper I put on Etsy and somehow this is what I got! I started out making 8" log cabin blocks...but there wasn't enough contrast. I had 16 log cabin blocks total and when I put them together you really couldn't see the log cabin pattern. So I thought, what could I do with these blocks? I'm not going to rip them and start again. So I thought, well what the heck, lets see what happens when I cut them in half.
This is what I got! NOW I can really see the light side and the dark side. So I started playing with the halves...
...and got something that looked like this. These are the dark halves of four of the cabins. I then took the light halves and placed them around these four...
I started this the day before yesterday so I would say it's pretty easy and quick to put together and you could have a lot of fun playing around with varying shades of fabric. Fun! :)
I have never done any bias vines before and I thought it would be fun to play with this quilt since it is mainly just scraps. I got my first vine attatched this morning...it's a little wonkey but now that I've got a little practice I think the next one will be easier. I used my washable marking pen to mark the vine. You can see towards the end I got a little tight with that wave. Oh well. :) I'm excited to add some leaves and flowers next...
I am not going to go through and give a thorough tutorial on how to make a log cabin because I just don't have time, but you can googles tons of free block patterns and I'm sure find one to suit your needs. I will however give you the strip measurments I used for cutting to save you a little time...this is what I used to make 8" square log cabins...I made sixteen log cabin blocks and used them all to make the four blocks above in the wallhanging.
I first went through my bins and pulled light and dark scraps, pressed them, and cut them into two inch strips. Then I cut...
From Light Cut:
From Dark Cut:
Hope that helps anyone wanting to make these! If you have any questions just comment and I will try my best to help. Make sure if you are a no-reply blogger that you leave me a way to contact you! :)