Whoops, one of these blocks is turned the wrong way. Can you spot it? I never notice these things until I take a picture and can see things from a different perspective. Just goes to show you how valuable snapping a photo of your project can be before you get it all sewn together.
I've been working on these Log Cabin blocks when I have a minute, and Sara seems pleased with the results. I don't think we will stick with this arrangement though. She prefers more of an all over pattern formed by the blocks, such as Barnraising or Chevrons. I have been constructing the blocks four at a time, and sticking them up on the design wall in quadrants helps me visualize how many I have made.
When we Googled Log Cabin Layouts, Sara thought this layout might be a good one:
This block takes up way more fabric than I thought it would! Goodness, I thought I would have tons left over for another project, but is seems that I need to buy more. I just ordered additional half yard cuts of all the blacks in the Modern Backgrounds Ink collection by Zen Chic. Just watch, I will be ordering more of the lights any minute.
My plan is to have a setting of 8 blocks across and 8 blocks down, with a containment border and outer border. I was thinking I would just make a little lap quilt she could place at the foot of her bed, but she really needs to have a full sized bed quilt. Right now she uses a down comforter set while it is chilly winter weather, but come spring and summer that thing will get relegated to a shelf in the closet.
So, as you see, I am not even half way finished making these blocks.
Hope you all had a great weekend.