Saturday, September 15, 2018

Log Cabin Loonie Blocks


Did you know that today is "Sew a Jelly Roll Day"?
I had hoped to get together with some friends to sew today, but it's such a busy time of year for me that I couldn't get it organized. All my spare time has been filled with fall fairs (entering, visiting and judging). And besides... I'm not really a jelly roll kind of quilter. I don't actually own one. But I thought I could cut a bunch of the stash into strips and pretend that I had one to make a quilt out of!  Instead I hope to spend a few minutes today sewing the next step of the Scrapdash mystery.

I enjoyed cutting up some blue scraps this week and sewing the pieces for 4 mini log cabin blocks. You can see the cutting instructions on Julie's blog here.

These are my first blocks for my RSC project - orange from last month and blue for this month. With the 4 log cabin blocks sewn together the block measures 8.5" unfinished. Linking up to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and the Log Cabin Loonies.

13 comments:

julieQ said...

Gorgeous!! I love your blocks!!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your blocks are very nice, your quilt is going to be lovely! You are wise not to get sucked into the jellyroll craze. Next year is going to be a year of trying to use precuts, they have a way of accumulating and they're so easy to buy! Happy stitching!

Lisa Marie said...

I just love your little log cabin blocks! Those skinny strips with all the different prints, just fabulous!

Laura said...

I don't own a jelly roll either. :) But I do have a nice collection of fat quarters! Your log cabin blocks look great!

Cathy said...

Sewing perfection! These are the very definition of eye candy!! ❤️

AnnieO said...

Pretty log cabins!

I don’t buy many precuts either. But I had an excuse to buy a couple for a “commission “ for my cousin!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The only pre0cut I buy is FQs here and there, although rarely a full collection. I prefer variety of my choice. And bought at a LQS where they cut their own as you get a generous FQ. Factory cuts are usually not to size or on grain.

Louise said...

Your blocks are so nice and square! You clearly have a good grip on an accurate quarter inch. And the colors are so rich and saturated. Yum!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your log cabins look great! And they look fun to sew - a great way to use up string pieces, too.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on getting caught up on your RSC blocks.

Janet O. said...

I have 3 jelly rolls, I think--two gifted and one purchased on clearance.
I am really loving those RSC Log Cabin blocks. I am excited to see this project grow.
The only thing I did in my sewing room today was bag up trimmings from all the shirts I have cut up lately.

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

Sooooo pretty!

Kate said...

Glad you got in some good stitching time in between all the business. Very vibrant blocks!