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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Small Log Cabins


In my quest to use up scraps I have made some smaller wonky log cabins. These are trimmed to 6.5 inches. For the other ones in the quilt I trimmed to 14 inches. I just add strips until they are larger than the size I want and then trim them down. I chose those two measurements because I have squares in those two sizes. For my wonky trees I used a 2 inch square.
I'm not sure what I will use these for. I am debating a bag but I have more bags than I will ever use. What I will probably do is put them in a drawer until I get the urge to make some more. When I have enough I'll sew them into a quilt.

I had a letter from someone who is starting a mini quilt swap. I am not interested right now but she asked me to pass the message along. If you are interested and not already involved you could check out her site here:

10 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

love those wonky log cabins! They still look like lots of fun :-) In case you hadn't heard Quilting Bee in Wpg is closing before the end of Aug. I understand they're selling everything (including fixtures) off if you're looking for more supplies for the studio.

meggie said...

I love those bright quirky little log cabins. I had a letter too, but couldnt access the blog from the address, so thanks for the link. I dont really want to commit but would like to check it out.

Exuberant Color said...

Oh, these little ones are so cute. Yes save them for a bigger project, you can always use the leftovers of the big project on a small one. I am starting a 6 1/2" squares quilt too but am doing mine in each individual color of the rainbow. I have purples and blues mostly done and have started on greens.

Darcie said...

Your idea of them resting in a drawer sounds like a terrific idea to me. Why rush a good thing!

Hope the nights are cooling for you up there. It's been total heaven being able to open the windows here.

Judy said...

such a great idea for little scraps!

atet said...

Those wonky log cabins are great! I love the story about the girls coming for some art. How cool is it that you have a home people come to to create?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I really like your wonky's , they are going in the ideas box for more shirts-do wedges need to match...because I am over that already!!! Tracey

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Just checked...and of course they don't-that's moved to #1 on the list!!!

Libby said...

Oh the beauty of log cabins - they are versatile and they will wait *s*

Wendy said...

The wonky log cabins look wonderful. You'll came up with an idea to use them when you least expect it.