Okay, so most quilters want to see how small they can make their pieces. But, if I want to quilt for myself and keep my commitment to Linus, I need to go big or give up.
This is what happens when you make a log cabin out of 4 inch cut strips.
First, you only need six blocks. (Yay!) Second, the contrast between dark and light becomes even more important. I have trouble with medium. Next time, I might try to use medium on the most outer strips. They don’t work well in the innermost strips.
But, it’s pieced and pressed and ready to be basted and I don’t think I worked on it more than 4 hours, including cutting the strips.
I have enough strips to make a second one. I get another chance to get it just right.
And, then I have one cut in two inch widths for the neighbors. I’m glad I didn’t start with that one.
I still don’t like the homespuns. I’m spoilt. Spoilt rotten to crisp, slightly stiff fabrics and I just cannot make homespuns behave that way. So, now I have another group of people to admire…those that use homespuns in the most wonderful ways. We all see their quilts. And, I for one have thought “how quaint”. Well, it ain’t so, y’all. It’s hard work to do that.
For me, I’ll be glad when that bin is empty.
Be well and have a great Tuesday. BTW, I did get invited to join the bee. But, we’re going to be on vacation for the July meeting.
I wonder if my house sitter would mind taking quilts to bee for show and tell?