A couple of days ago, Mary posted about the log cabin blocks she was making. Now, I need a new project like I need a hole in my head, but I found myself dreaming about log cabin blocks, and when I woke up this morning I couldn’t stand it any longer.
Hers are string log cabins, meaning the logs are different widths, some blocks start with rectangles some with squares.
I decided to dig into my overflowing 1.5 inch strip bins, use a red 2.5 inch square for the center, and the next thing you know:
I have 42 blocks that are in progress, 4 different groups with differing amounts of logs attached. I’m not sure how big I’m going to make them. I’m scared that no matter now many blocks I make, or how big I make them: that bin of dark strips that is overflowing is going to look exactly the same way that it does now, and there won’t even be a dent. And that’s just hte 1.5 inch strips. I’ve got 2 inch, 2.5 inch, 3.5 inch…plus bins full of scraps too. Sheesh.
It’s only been in the last year or two that I’ve actually made the leap to scrap quilts (even though I’ve been generating scraps for a lot longer than that…) I love the way a scrappy quilt looks when it is done, but it’s hard for me to get over the initial feeling that everything has to match, or that everything has to be a planned color scheme.
So many quilts and not nearly enough time.
I have to remember to take my camera tomorrow so I can post a picture of our table. I’m pretty sure it’s the most clever one there.
p.s. It didn’t snow! Woohoo!
p.p.s. I burned the back of my hand on the electric skillet while making pancakes tonight. Ouch. (I hit the edge while flipping a pancake). I should share our pancake recipe. They are quite yummy. They are flatter than pancakes from a box or the pancakes you seem to get at a restaurant. And they really don’t take much more time to make than those from a box…