This little project snuck in before all the other projects on my *to do* list. I have no idea how that happened! Well, okay, yes, I do know …
After making this quilt for Stacie’s It’s A String Challenge, I still had quite a few of these leftover:
They’d been sitting on my cutting table for over a month, and they kept staring at me. I kept telling them they had to wait their turn. I tried hard to ignore them, but they kept bugging me. I finally decided I had to do something with them or else they would drive me crazy!
So, I looked through my collection of books and magazines for a log cabin pattern, and finally settled on a traditional design. After making my first unit, I realized I didn’t exactly follow the pattern when sewing the white and print logs. I didn’t think it was a big deal so long as I was consistent, so I happily sewed 15 more units.
And here’s the *block* with 16 log cabin units; it measures 26-1/2 inches square:
Do you notice anything? Maybe not, but the design is a little wonky … the red squares do not line up and the “steps” of the white logs are not consistent! NOW I know why the pattern said to sew the logs in a specific order … who would have thought it made any difference?!
Originally, I thought I’d just make this as a small table topper, and make more log cabin units following the pattern. But the more I looked at this, the more I really liked this *wonky* look.
I think I’ll make 11 more blocks and use a 3 x 4 setting. I think that should be a good size for a Quilt of Valor quilt. So I’m off to make more log cabin units …
Here’s wishing you a great Sunday!