Red, White and Blue Wonky Logs
40 x 58
I made the blocks last year from scraps left after I made several red, white and blue quilt tops. Wonky Logs are always a good way to use some of the shorter and narrower string scraps. I did not use any foundation. I started with a 1.5 inch red square and just added light and dark scraps around log cabin style until my blocks reached over 9.5 inches. I chose 9.5 inches because that is a size of one of my square rulers. As the blocks grow I kind of set them on top of the ruler to see how wide the final round of scraps need to be. Then I trim blocks and assemble. I think I will invest in a 10 inch ruler because most of the donation quilts I make are either 40 x 60 or 60 x 80. In order to bring this quilt up to a 40 inch width and make it a little longer I added 2.5 inch border around log cabin style.
I quilted it on my DSM. I was going to quilt it with some spirals- one of the first "motifs" I ever attempted to FMQ that I now use often. I've also been wanting to try some Baptist Fan quilting but have been too scared to try. Sooooo....I quilted this in echoed spirals so I could practice some arches similar to a Baptist Fan. I still need lots of practice but I'm not so afraid to try those Baptist Fans anymore.
The watermelon backing fabric came from a friend. It wasn't quite long enough so I added a gingham scrap unearthed when I was looking for gingham to add to my 30s Churn Dash border. The burgundy binding came in a bag of bindings from a friend.