Don’t be too confused by my post title. This isn’t a time warp. It’s not actually May of 2012. Rather, I’ve been sewing along with the Craftsy 2012 Block-of-the-Month quilt. And I got behind by a month (about which I feel okay because my mom is even further behind). The theme of this months blocks was log cabin. These are two modern takes on the log cabin pattern, a very traditional pattern. The first one is supposed to be a little wonky, with different size strips. I think I didn’t make mine different enough so it looks unintentionally wonky, not intentionally so. But, this is a learning process.
The second block is a five sided log cabin, again intended to be freeform and wonky. I think this one looks wonky with intent and I actually like it a lot more than I thought I would. This is a block where my selection of fabrics play on each other nicely. My only frustration is that I didn’t feel like I learned anything this month. I’m a beginning quilter, but I do know how to sew strips of fabric together where it doesn’t matter what size they are and what the seam allowance is.