Sunday, October 19, 2008

October BOTM and Wonky-Scrappy Log Cabin Blocks

I actually finished my October block in time for BOTM! Yay me! Never mind that I've yet to finish July, August or September BOTMs and I have 10 packs of Irish Chain blocks to finish by December! Right now, I'm proud I finished this one!It's called Old Windmill...I'd love to see it in fun retro prints and bright colors. I know I say this every time I finish one of these but I just do not like my color choice of kits. What was I thinking??

I think I'm going to do BOTM again next year just so I can have 30's prints!

I also wanted to share a tutorial for Wonky-Scrappy Log Cabin blocks that I came across a while back. SO easy and so much fun to put together! It's one of those projects I've been thinking about for a long time but couldn't work up the nerve to try. I should have tried sooner! I whipped up three blocks in no time tonight. I can see where making these could get very addicting. Best thing about them...all scraps!

OK, so mine may be a bit overly wonky compared to the tutorial. But I don't think that'll matter when they are side by side in quilt full of wonkiness.
Log cabins are one of my favorite patterns, right after pinwheels. Check out some beautiful log cabin scrap quilts(wonky and non-wonky) here and more log cabin quilts here. And a non-wonky tutorial can be found on this blog.


Amy said...

That's cool! I'm only a beginner at quilting but last year I did make a quilt for my daughter with various pink fabrics - she loves it!

Patty said...

I love the wonkiness!

Sarah said...

i just found this! your blocks look wonderful. thanks for the link to my tutorial.