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Monday, July 11, 2011

Design Wall Monday 7/12/11

I have been busy sewing and not blogging!  Obviously.

Here is what is on my wall today:

This is only 16 of the more than 50 blocks I've made in the last few days.

I went a little crazy.

Here was the impetus behind my frenzy:

This is just a small part of my strip stash.  Read that again: "A. Small. Part."  As in I must have at LEAST three times this amount of strips.
I started with the strips in the wire basket.  I separated them into lights and darks, putting aside most of the mediums because I like a high contrast in my scrap quilts.  I paired a red strip with a dark strip, sewed them together and sliced them in to various widths, most about 1.5 inches wide. Then I just continued adding lights and darks as in any traditional log cabin block.  I just couldn't stop.  Keep checking back, I'm sure I will be well over 100 soon.

Send help.

Be well.


  1. Wow... you've been very productive! Love your scrappy log cabin blocks...

  2. Amazing! Love your collection of strips and the good use you've made of them! Great looking Log Cabin blocks - one of my all time favorites.

  3. This is really great Chris. Did you use the same width strips throughout? (I can't tell for sure in the photos but they look like different widths to me) I'm enthralled - I can feel a new obsession coming on.

  4. I hear you! Strips and scraps multiply when left unattended for even a short period of time, LOL. The blocks look great.

  5. You look nice. I'm sewing with this technique.


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