Saturday, October 19, 2013

Tiny Log Cabin Blocks

I have another scrap project in the works.  Ever since I made my first tickertape quilt (pattern in Sunday Morning Quilts), I've saved even my tiniest scraps.  These bits are too small to be cut into 2 1/2" squares or two short to be thrown into my strips bins.  I have even been known to rescue scraps from my friends' trash piles at sewing meet ups.  It's a sickness, really.  But look how pretty they are!
Over the summer I started sewing these pieces into monochromatic, improv log cabin blocks.  I made a couple here and there while working on other things.  I've tagged them #tinylogcabinblocks on Instagram if you'd like to see more of a history of the project.  Each block is about 3" - 5" on a given side.  Some are rectangles, but most ended up more or less square.
The puzzle appeared as I put them on the design wall and thought of how to make them into a quilt.  I ended up improvising that part too.  I've used my neutral scraps to build the top.  It's great to use up all those random pieces of white and cream that don't seem to match any of your remaining yardage.
I'm quilting the top now.  Back soon.

10 comments:

Blueberry Park said...

gorgeous Alex x

Patchwork and Play said...

How lovely! This is the basis of patchwork- not wasting any scrap of fabric!

Kelly Cole said...

aah! I love this tiny rainbow top! I was just contemplating throwing out little bits and having a hard time with it! :)

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

How pretty, pretty! The picture of that tiny scrap collection just proves why you had to save them.

Josée Carrier said...

Love this! This going to be lovely!

Leanne said...

What a great idea and your quilt is looking wonderful!

Helen in the UK said...

This looks like a great use of tiny pieces :)

SeeLifeMarvels said...

Tiny, scrappy, improv. My favorite combination! Your quilt top is lovely.

Steph J said...

oh my word! i love this quilt! love! i've been making my own log cabin blocks out of scrap but they're a bit larger. i just adore this idea of making them so tiny. and the scrappy pieced background? genius!

CitricSugar said...

Oooh, can't wait to see this one finished! I'm such a sucker for a log cabin...