the productivity keeps coming!

Today, I delved into the world of quilting. Two log cabin squares in aquas and reds, made to be “wonky” (a true challenge for me).

10.25.09 log cabin squares, done!

I’ve done one log cabin square before, but it was the epitome of precision: each band was 1″ wide, exactly, all the way around, without fail. I didn’t expect it to come out that way, but I’m someone who tends to the exact. For this I was aiming to make it more “free-form,” and though it required careful planning, I think I managed it! The true surprise was how much they look alike—the first was done and not within sight while I sewed the second, and yet I have wide bands in the same fabrics and the placement of the fabrics is really quite similar. Oh well, so much for “random”!

9 Responses to the productivity keeps coming!

  1. grumperina says:

    Ha! Whenever I have to “improvise” or come up with some “random” arrangement, I find myself planning the randomness. Otherwise I end up with something not at all random!

  2. Carrie says:

    the wonky is really hard for me too if I try to do it intentionally. of course if I try to do just a regular log cabin, it comes out wonky. ha. these look awesome! I love those colors together.

  3. Ridgely says:

    I’ve always wanted to make one of these, but don’t know how to go about it. How did you do it? Did you use a pattern or a book?

  4. Trisha says:

    They look great! I am a pretty traditional quilter and my first try at the wonky way was not easy. I love the look of that style but I don’t quilt that way much.

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