Saturday, August 08, 2020

Scrappy Saturday - Log Cabin Loonies

It has been a while since I worked on my Rainbow Log Cabin Loony project and this week I decided to add a purple block. The block is made from 1" strips and is made by joining 4 log cabin blocks. There are 52  pieces in this 8" block. 


This project has been in progress for about 2 years and was inspired by Julie's Log Cabin Loonies group. Her block cutting instructions are still posted here. It is time consuming to cut out all the little pieces, but then it is really fun sewing them together. (The pieces on the left of the photo are squares that will be sewn into waffle blocks).


The new purple block joins the other 9 here on the design wall. I like the zigzag effect of this layout. It still needs  a few more blocks added... maybe pink, brown, grey? Maybe I'll have to also make some half blocks for the outside edges if I use this layout?
Linking up to Rainbow Scrap Challenge

26 comments:

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

Wow, I have never seen a log cabin like this, with distinct colors in each set of four blocks - I absolutely love it!

julieQ said...

OH yahoo! Another lunatic...love your blocks, Kathy!!!

works4me said...

That looks amazing already.

tubakk said...

An amazing block, both the purple and the background.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I really like the layout you've chosen. Congrats on getting your PURPLE blocks done for August's RSC, Kathy! Enjoy your Waffles, too.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love this - I know you have shown it before I saw another from someone else once that is not doing it for RSC - it is a beautiful block - 1" strips huh - tiny!

Linda said...

Your Log cabin Loonies are looking great. I love the way you have set them out.

Deb A said...

Teeny tiny bits of fabric sure do make some stunning blocks and quilts. Love how you laid these out.

maggie fellow said...

I really like what you are doing with this for rsc

Frédérique said...

Great addition to the rainbow blocks, I love purple 😉

scraphappy said...

Such pretty and rich deep purples. They look great!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are such great blocks! I love the shape that forms when four log cabins are sewn together.

SandraC said...

I do small log cabins for my leaders and enders....you've inspired me with your layout, thanks

Susie H said...

Fabulous blocks and the alternating block layout is exactly perfect!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Your log cabin blocks really knock me out! Such great colors. The layout is terrific too. This will be a beautiful quilt.

grammajudyb said...

Such gorgeous log cabin loonies! It will be a stunning quilt!

MissPat said...

I love this. I'm surprised you have let it linger for so long. I'd want to finish it, if I was crazy enough to work with such tiny pieces.
Pat

sue s said...

Hmm, you have me thinking about my overflowing string baskets. think most of them are 1" strips.....Your blocks are stunning and I love the layout.

Mari said...

Love your log cabins! I definitely vote for pink, and another lighter color. Maybe a lavender instead of deeper purple?

LA Paylor said...

I just looked and looked at all the fabrics... cool words, and black and whites. They are so vibrant!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

ANOTHER BEAUTY!!!!!

Michelle Churchman said...

Beautiful!

Jenny said...

One inch strips and 52 pieces you say! Not for me, it would send me bonkers. But your blocks look fabulous together, as does all your lovely work.

loulee said...

Your blocks look great. It would make a grear RSC quilt.

Louise said...

Your piecing is so precise! Mine would be super wonky, and not in a good way :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice blocks!