Log Cabin Lunacy
It's a Finish!
64 x 80
Last August Julie (JulieKQuilts) hosted a Log Cabin Loonies Quilt Along. She gave instructions for a four inch finished log cabin block made of one inch pieces. I had to make a few. Then I was addicted.
The blocks are totally made of scraps. I have scrap bins for a variety of sizes of scraps and just cut one inch off the end of those various sized scraps for my pieces rather than cut one inch strips into various sizes.
It's amazing what will sometime show up in just a half inch of fabric. I've had a few family members and friends spend time in extended care facilities and I've found that if they have a quilt like this on their bed or wheelchair it can spark some conversations which is good if you are a shy quiet girl like me and especially tongue tied around someone who is not well.
The patient and visitors always seem to spend time playing I Spy no matter what their age.
Ghosts, seashells, fireflies, cat, snowmen, peppermints...
...dice, hearts, horseshoes, sailboats. I call it the "smile factor".
I quilted it on my DSM with light brown variegated thread in the white areas and dark brown variegated thread in the dark areas with kind of a loopy thing. The backing was a gift from a kind soul.