Friday, October 12, 2012

The Log Cabin Addiction Continues

Ellison Lane Quilts I was originally going to pass up the Scrappy Stash QAL, because my sewing to-do list is hundred tasks long. But as my pile of laundry got bigger and the reality of having to wash and fold clothes set in, I thought "Hmm, what's the harm in doing one block?"

One block turned into 12 and I am completely addicted. I was a little concerned about the individual blocks at first (wasn't sure if they looked OK), but once you start looking at them all together all the imperfections fade away! I spent this morning quilting them with the QAYG method (Tutorial over at Maureen Cracknell Handmade). I quilted straight lines 1/4" apart in white thread.

I am making 36 more, 6 of each remaining colors: red,  yellow, orange, pink, grey and purple. Those are going to be a harder to do, since I don't have a ton of scraps in those colors.  The only thing I don't like about these blocks is cleaning up all the scrap vomit after the fact. :D You've all seen how messy my sewing room gets!

Besides the scrappy log cabins, I have been working on my project for the Tula Pink Sew Along, the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month & absolutely nothing that actually needs to get done. But I'm having fun!
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Lastly, I'd like to thank :
Diane at from blank pages - I won a $20 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics at the Share Your 80's Photo Party. I ended up being responsible and buying $20 worth of white fabric. My husband was proud of me. I didn't tell him I added a charm pack to my order. :)
Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts - I won one of the scrap packs from Fabricworm, so excited!
I love lucky streaks!

Linking up with The Virtual Sewing Room at amylouhou, since #notgoingtosewingsummit! :( ;) 

14 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

lesleyworth said... #

I'm working on the same type of blocks! The first one or two I wasn't entirely sure...but now that I have 12 done...I'm in LOVE! Your blocks look FANTASTIC!

Heidi Staples said... #

I love those fussy cut centers in your log cabins -- I'm trying to do some of that too. These are about the most addictive blocks I've ever made...

Tessa @ TheSewingChick said... #

Your quilt is going to be gorgeous! I know what you mean about the scrap vomit - it's everywhere!!

Celtic Thistle said... #

Neat log cabins, definitely much more satisfying than ironing and folding laundry :)

SIMPLESEW said... #

I am doing the EPp and the SS its both addicting..

Kati from Kati's Quilting said... #

Beautiful log cabins Taryn and I love, love, love the other blocks you made! Lucky you winning 2 in a row!:) I read Maureen's post too, how's her qayg technique working out for you?

Kati from Kati's Quilting said... #

P.s. did you know you're a no-reply blogger?

Kelly said... #

love those log cabins, although if you leave the laundry until you have made another 36, there will be quite a pile there ;-)

Izzy said... #

I love your log cabins!

Cathy said... #

Those are tectwo colours i have yet to do! Nice!

Kelsey said... #

Love your log cabins! Yay on the lucky streak!

Erin @ Once Upon a Donkey said... #

Loving the log cabins. Can't wait to see the full rainbow. Hadn't heard about that QAL and am now desperately trying to stop myself from joining in. Ha! :)

Jenniffier said... #

The blocks are so lovely for the Scrappy QAL I need to get working on mine. Such fun projects you have going on. Good luck on them all!

Staci said... #

Oooo look how pretty your blocks are!
Addicting-- this Scrappy Stash thing is addicting!

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