|A block made following Quilting Gallery's Tutorial|
Wonky Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Block
The Quilting Gallery needs help with their first ever Quilt Block Drive for victims of super storm Sandy. I volunteered to make 10 blocks for the Sandy Quilt Block Drive.
They've provided a great tutorial for the Wonky Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt Block, a sample block of which is pictured above.
So I got organized and pulled out all the strips I've collected over the years. Each strip should measure between 0.75" and 2".
|Strips from my stash|
Washed and ironed several more fat quarters, also from my stash.
|Fat Quarters at the ready|
Cut more strips.
And began organizing my work area. Placed the instructions in a visible location away from all the activity.
|Instructions from Tutorial without pictures|
Set up my cutting table with ruler and rotary cutter.
Turned the iron on high.
|Chain piecing center of block|
They were pressed open and away from the center. The third strip was then added.
|Chain piecing the third strip|
The sewn seams were pressed in place.
|Pressing sewn seams prior to trimming|
The blocks were then trimmed even with the top and bottom of the block.
|Blocks are trimmed|
And pressed open.
And so the process continued of chain piecing, pressing, trimming and pressing. And pretty soon the sewing area looked pretty messy.
|Time to clean up!|
My blocks (14 in all) currently measure 6-1/2" square. They're supposed to finish at around 11.5" without borders and finish at between 13" to 14.5" after a 2" border is sewn on all four sides of each block. So I'm at the halfway point.
Hope to get them done by tomorrow evening so I can mail them on Tuesday. Here is a preview of what my blocks look like on the design wall.
I love quilting! And I love quilting even more when it's for such a good cause!