Friday, January 25, 2019

It's a Flimsy! Log Cabins in the Woods

 Log Cabins in the Woods
It's a flimsy!
45 x 63

 Wonky log cabin blocks with little 3 inch "cabins" in the center. 
 This is the second quilt top this size that I've made from the brown and green strings.  (The other is  wonky quarter log cabin blocks with lizard, chameleon, frog centers). 
 I still have some green and brown strings left but not enough for another quilt so I've resorted them into other string piles now. 
 The light green strings are now in the low volume string box. I'm making string heart blocks with them. 
 The really small pieces will go into making crumb leaves. If the piece is longer than 6 inches it will go into the bright string box for another string WIP. 
These longer and wider strings will go into the bright strings box to be used in other stringy WIPs. 

I've mentioned previously that most of my strings come from quilt back trimmings. At the beginning of the string sorting I saved out the long strings wider than 2.5 inches to cut for scrappy bindings. 

And now I have an empty box. 

And there are some tiny green and brown snippets in the trash which will go on the flower garden paths or into the compost pile come Spring.

Now on to the next pile of strings and to the
Peacock Party at Wendy's Quilts and More


Ellen said...

I love the cabins and the wonkyness!

Connie said...

Are you old enough to remember the song about the crooked little man and his crooked little house? It was on a crooked little road and had a crooked little mouse . . . Your wonky whimsy quilt brought that old song back into my memory. I love it!

Sally Trude said...

Log Cabin in the woods is so wonderful. The wonky log cabin is a perfect setting for the wonky houses.

em's scrapbag said...

Oh my goodness! I adore those little houses in your log cabins.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great way to dispose of the remaining strings (reallocate may be a better word). And I, too, cut pieces for scrappy bindings!

MissPat said...

Love the wonky log cabins in the woods.I don't think I have nearly enough longer strings to do something like this, but I am going to start making some wonky cabins.

Louise said...

The cabins look terrific! Now I want to know more about crumb leaves! I'm looking forward to seeing some of those :)

---"Love" said...

I never imagined those little houses would turn into such a special quilt, but they sure did! ---"Love"

Ann said...

What a darling quilt. A great way to run out of one string color.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

What a great way to use up some scraps. I love those little houses in the centre of the blocks. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

Kaja said...

This is a great way to run through a pile of strings and little houses in the centre of log cabins seems very apt.

Pamela Arbour said...

Just darling. Thanks for sharing your organizing plans.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

When I first saw the last picture I thought "OMGosh, is she going to make squirrel blocks with THOSE", lol. But what a great way to recycle them. I am absolutely in love with these wonkey cabin blocks.
xx, Carol

Lori said...

I see some serious scrap attack getting done!